Drunken sailor alert

M and I are hosting yet another bbq this weekend. Tomorrow night is a potluck with long-time local friends and Saturday night we are hosting G and K, K's sister, stepmother, and their significant others (C and A are both working). I actually rescheduled with my trainer tonight to get our shop on and buy…

November: what’s a budget again?

Honestly, the gift shopping has unleashed our general propensity to spend money is from its restraints. I have a serious case of buy-buy-buy right now and must simply start telling myself NO! and meaning it. There is a certain amount of emotional logic behind it that I understand. Full-time job is depressingly AWFUL right now and…

Spending high

This has been an expensive weekend. Probably 98% of it is planned or budgeted spending, but it still does something to me when we do a lot of buying in a short period of time. My "shoppers high" becomes engaged and I can feel the addictive response to shop more, buy more, keep going, keep…

oh the Drama ….

We tend to be relatively low-maintenance around here. M and I have our dust-ups like any other couple, the kids come home with issues or problems to talk over. Friends have problems and we try to be good listeners and help when and where we can. But drama tends to be something that happens at…