Welcome to September. I really don’t know where the summer went. It’s been a busy month at work getting all the teachers ready to go back to school but we’re starting to see things slow down now.
This weekend is my boyfriend’s birthday and I can’t believe I havn’t bought him anything yet! That’s what I will be doing today. Thankfully I have some gift ideas.
Besides birthday gifts, there are a few other things I plan on looking for while I’m out. But while I want to go out and buy all the things, at the same time, I don’t want to spend any money.
I’m still trying to pay off my car. I originally planned on having my loan paid off at the end of May which would have been one year since I bought it. But now it’s September and I’m still paying. I only have about $2000 left to go which is really good compared to most people. But I’m behind on my personal goal. I might just take some money out of my savings and get it over with.
I also just found out my cousin is getting married at the end of October and I really want to fly home so I can attend. Flying in Canada is very expensive. Flights are about $600 to fly across Canada so that’s another reason I don’t want to spend too much right now. I haven’t bought my tickets yet but I have some flight alerts set up to see if any deals come my way.
I had planned on going home in October already for Thanksgiving (although I hadn’t really told anyone that yet) and had been watching prices around that time. They only went down $100 during the time I was watching and then quickly went back up. I’m scared that if I wait too long they’ll go way up so I don’t know how long I should wait until I buy.
That’s all my news for right now. I am going to try and start posting more now but you’ve all heard that before.
Today I was pretty productive both online and offline. On this website I added a new plugin and changed some other settings to hopefully stop the spam comments I’ve been getting over the last year or so, while keeping it easy for real people to comment. There is now a time limit before you can post, but if you’re actually reading the post you shouldn’t even notice it.
On my event blog I updated the list of upcoming events. I tried to find a way to turn my tweets and Facebook posts into blog posts but didn’t find any plugins that I really liked.
Today I started decorating for the holidays. I got the Christmas lights put up and some window decorations. Next week we will probably be putting up the tree. We were going to do it this weekend but we were too lazy the other day, and now there is an old mattress sitting in the living room that we need to get rid of. We bought a new mattress on Friday. Unfortunately the eco station was not open today.
We also worked on getting the house cleaned up (mainly the kitchen). I also planned out some meals I can make over the next couple months (and hopefully blog like I have in the past). I haven’t really been making meals very often since moving in with my boyfriend a year and a half ago.
I’m going to try to make two meals a week. It really depends on if I’m able to get two days off in a row every week going forward. Over the last few months I rarely got two days off in a row and it really kills your motivation because all you want to do is relax and play computer games or watch online videos.
I also completed the December schedule for my store and am feeling pretty good. I started to feel a calmness and lack of stress that I probably haven’t felt in about four years. I really hope I can maintain some sort of routine to keep this calm feeling for as long as possible