Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Little Randomness

I haven't blogged much lately because, well, there isn't really much on my mind.  Work has been relatively quiet (since getting all those psych placements out last week).  We had a pretty low-key weekend.  I just haven't had much to say, I guess.  But there are a few thoughts flying around in this little brain of mine, so I'm just going to subject you to my complete and utter randomness.  Enjoy/sorry.

~ A few months back, one of our vendors brought me an orchid.  You can kind of see it in this picture.

She brought it because I was having a rough week.  And because she's a sweetheart.  About a month ago, all the flowers fell off and it's been sitting looking dead on my desk since then.  Just last week, though, we found these:

New little sproutlings!  Yippee!!

~ We saw Horrible Bosses on Saturday.  It was hilarious, you guys.  Seriously.  I laughed out loud.  A lot.  Even Matt laughed out loud.  And he never laughs out loud at movies.  You should see it.

~ I don't know if you've heard or not, but Philly has been having this little problem with flash mobs recently.  Only, they're not the fun everybody-break-into-dance-at-the-same-time kind of flash mobs.  If it was that, I woudn't call it a problem.  These are teenagers are converging on an area in the city and basically inciting violent riots.  People are getting injured and robbed.  It's scary.  Mayor Nutter has instituted a curfew.  This weekend, he hosted a bowling party in Center City.  After he left, a kid got shot while walking home.  As far as I'm concerned, the kids who are participating in these need to go to jail, and their parents should be fined.  Cuz I'm telling you, if my kid were involved and I had to go pick him up from jail (not that that wouldn't be reason enough for me to ground him forever) but then I got a $250+ fine on top of that?  Kid would never see the light of day again, except to come to and from school.  One of my favorite quotes regarding the flash mobs, from Mayor Nutter: "I don't care what your economic status is in life, you do not have a right to beat somebody's ass on the street.  None."  Tell 'em, Nutter.

~ I am fantasizing a lot lately about redoing our kitchen.  It is in no way, shape, or form something we can do right now.  We just spent a good chunk of money on redoing our front porch (did I show you that yet?  I didn't, did I?).  We are saving for our anniversary trip to Orlando in October.    We are saving to do more to our front entrance (I'll explain when I show what we've already done).  We are saving for baby-time.  We are saving for the babymoon that I say we're taking to Atlanta to see my gorgeous friend Abriel, her husband Dave, their awesome baby Cal, and her incredible new store.  But I really want to redo our kitchen.  I want to repaint the walls a bright turquoise.  I want to replace the cabinets.  I want to redecorate with fun, funky stuff.  I want to make it about 10 square feet bigger (ok, that part definitely can't happen).

~ Money scares me.  And this whole up-and-down nonsense with the economy terrifies me.  We have been kind of lucky recently because even though Matt's company cut their hours down company-wide in January to 32 hours per week, he has had enough work to do to work 40 hour a week, and even got some overtime the past 2 weeks.  Instead of going out and having fun with that "extra" money, though, we are shoving it right into savings.

~ Speaking of savings, we just switched banks.  Matt had his checking and our disposable savings with TD Bank and my checking and our no-touch savings was with ING.  TD Bank's interest rates sucked, and Matt was ready to get out of there.  ING just got bought out by Capital One, and I hate Capital One, so I wanted to move my money.  We chose to go with Ally.  Not every bank is right for every person, but Ally works for us.  Their interest rates, even for their checking accounts, are among the best in the business.  Not to mention, they refund all your ATM fees at the end of the month.  Bonus!

 ~ I think I finally decided what to give Matt for our anniversary.  Yes, I'm aware that our anniversary is 2+ months away.  I'm a planner.  What of it?  Maybe if you're nice to me, I'll share my idea with you. 

1 comment:

  1. I love orchids! They are my favorite flower and I’d love to have one, but my cat eats plants and I think orchids are poisonous to them. The violence in Philly is awful! Fining the parents is a great idea! I’m totally with you on the economy. It’s a scary feeling!