Hey, hey, hey, Friends! I’m so excited to see y’all here, er, I mean to write a blog and you to be reading of it. Here. Sometime. It’s exciting to me. Forgive me, I’m high on life and love and exercise. So, mainly endorphins then, probably. Yeah, it’s definitely the endorphins. Lord, help anyone brave enough to finish reading this post.
I think I’ve got the menopause. I was in a really bad mood yesterday for no reason and now look at me!!! Oh, the mood swings. Ladies, you know what Ima sayin’. I can pretty much pinpoint within a ten-minute window of when my attitude takes a nose dive and I have no logical explanation for it. Men, we are sorry (Well, I am, anyway. Other women might not be as nice as me.) but I would like to please ask you to try to remember it’s no picnic for us either to have a bipolar, illogical, unpredictable beast living in our brains. Or wherever in our body these feelings-related hormones reside.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way (I’m never gonna get a male reader, am I?), let me tell ya about the important stuff. Friday I went grocery shopping at the Wal-Marts with my money in an ENVELOPE while carrying a CALCULATOR. My word, can you just stand the organization of it all?! So, I’m doing Dave Ramsey right? Well, I mean I’m on the Dave Ramsey plan, of course. And he says to keep cash for certain things (gas, groceries, clothes, etc.) in an envelope and only spend what’s in the envelope on that category. Amazing. Scary. That’s why I had the calculator. I mean, I have no idea when I get to the register what it’s going to ring up to and what if I got up there and didn’t have enough cash? I would’ve pulled out the ‘ole debit card and had my money budget categories all kinds of screwed up, that’s what. So, needless to say, shopping took a little longer because I added each item as I went. But, the good news is that I spent between $50 and $80 less than usual and my cart was still majorly overflowing (I was almost one of those two-cart ladies that look like they must be feeding 13 kids). Blessings, y’all. I’m telling you, that was a God thing. I have never gotten that much stuff for that little amount of money.
In other budgeting news, I got to put a tithe check in the plate at church yesterday and it was just SUCH. A. RELIEF. You have no idea how taxing it is on me when I know what I’m supposed to do and I don’t do it. And it’s been awhile since I’ve been tithing the way I’m supposed to. So, that was a great feeling to get that burden off my chest.
DR suggests doing a monthly written budget but I was in a hurry to get started and so I did a two-week one for my first time. I’ve written them out before but never stuck to them so I’m excited to see what happens. I think the two-week plan may work better for me long-term, too. I like it. Easier to plan. The envelopes are working wonders, people. WONDERS. I think it must be psychological. When you physically see the amount of money you can spend for a precise amount of time on a precise category, and you know that if you change it, it’s going to throw the rest of the categories out of whack, it makes you want to stick to it! Love it!
Now, onto the reason why I’m so goofy today. I went to the gym. Hallelujah and praise the Lord I got my butt to the gym! I joined the Wellness Center. Which is flat-out janky after getting used to the Colvin, but much more reasonably priced. It felt good to do something different after only running for so long. I predict not being able to lift my arms to brush my hair tomorrow. Also, if you are looking for a gym in Stilly, you should know that Bodyworks is closed and the YMCA is twice the monthly price of the Wellness Center and those jerks also have a $40 sign up fee. So, there.
I will keep you posted on my financial and physical fitness goals (I know that’s at the top of your list of things to care about)! I am off to fix delicious shrimp sesame noodles for supper! Notice all the exclamation points! I am still high on life and love and exercise!