Just saw the infamous "fail whale" on Twitter for the first time. I know, so lame to be excited, but I am.
I was GOING to tweet that John's car failed on the way home from roller hockey (so maybe the fail whale is more appropriate than I thought...). He and JC caught a ride home with another hockey parent, and now he has called AAA and gone back to meet the tow truck. With his dinner in a Tupperware, poor guy.
So with this, whatever it may be, and John going out and buying a suit (and a 2nd one for $100, and some shirts and ties and a pair of shoes (I should NOT let him go shopping by himself)), and the money I spent on a dress and necklace for the wedding we're going to this weekend, not to mention the gift...
I think the budget is shot for this month. Does this mean I can just give up and stop cooking at home and talking myself out of buying things (not that I'm good at that anyway)? I keep hearing about how Americans take on too much credit card debt and spend more than they make. Can I just be like everyone else?
Don't yell at me, of course I know better. I'm just tired of turning the A/C up to 80 and sweating today. And cooking, somehow cooking has become a real chore instead of enjoyable. Doesn't help that it was 92 degrees today and I didn't have anything in fridge or freezer that I could grill.
Oh, and I am still making something for the happy couple. We bought them a gift, but I am also using parts of their "save the date" card and their wedding invitation to make a mobile. A little different, I know, but when I pulled out the invitation to contemplate using part of it for a book, I had forgotten that the illustration on it was an old-fashioned hot air balloon. (It was a funky, cool invitation, I wish I had thought to scan it before I cut it up, to share with you.) That said "flying things" to me, and with all the pieces of the cards it seemed perfect for a mobile. I promise I will take a picture when it's done (I'm close).
And I've discovered yet another obsession. Carving my own stamps. It is ADDICTIVE, I tell you. Yet another thing to spend money on, though. But there always is, right?