Friday, August 21, 2009

Getting ready for...

I really want to post pictures but the internet on my laptop still doesn't work and the only time I can find to blog is when I am at work and Jack is sleeping. (Well supposed to be sleeping) But anyways here is yet another post without pictures...

Getting ready for some good deals:
So I am full throttle on my couponing hobby. Yes, I carry a binder around when I grocery shop. Yes, I typically only buy things now if I have a coupon and feel like I am getting ripped off if I pay full price. Yes, I wake up early to get to Albertsons right when it opens to get the sale item before it is all gone. Yes, I dream about coupons and feel like an anxiety is coming on if I haven't gotten a new huge stockpile of crackers, meat, fruit cups, soda, lotion, body wash, ice cream.... whatever it might be, for at least a week. I get a buyers high and most of the time the products come out free so it is a cheap buyers high! I have great pictures of my deals but of course can't post them. oh boy... Now that I read this I sound kinda psycho and I think I need some help for a couponing addiction... Haha.

Getting ready for a world emergency:
I have now reached the ripe old age of maturity and recently realized I need food storage for unexpected emergencies. I now understand its importance and have the ability and space to start stocking up on important items. (and no, unfortunetly my ice creams didn't cut it as important or else I would be doing great on food storage). I am going to plant a garden next year so I can have fresh produce just in case something happens, and it will also save $$. (The money signs look more impressive than if I just wrote the word "money". Just an FYI)

Getting ready for Hawaii:
Woohoo! This coming Tuesday, August 26, I am on my way to Hawaii. So excited. So I am getting ready for it. We have to pack 5 dead goats in ice and boxed to take with us. So not my thing, after all I was a vegetarian for 3 years so seeing dead meat... blah. I have to get my dogs ready for Grandmas/uncle and aunties house (Yes I treat my dogs like children). Heidi, Ren, and my mom are taking care of them for the 10 days. Thanks guys! It helps that my mom LOVES Simon and Ren LOVES Malu. Ren likes to carry Malu around like a baby. Those two are so addicted to each other. Oh we are going to Hawaii for Rillz's sisters wedding. So that will be fun. It will be exactly a year from the last time I was in Hawaii. If you remember, I went there for my honeymoon. Speaking of marriage... my first year of marriage was... oh yeah thats right, it didn't get that far. So awesome ( with a nice big rolling of the eyes). Anyways, yes, preparing for Hawaii

Getting ready for the weekend:
The weekend! Hopefully I don't get any sicker this weekend. I have hula practice and a hula performance tomorrow. Should be fun.

Getting ready for a healthier lifestyle:
Rillz and I have been going to the gym 2 times a week starting this last tuesday. We wake up at 6 a.m. and go and then also go at 10 p.m. We are trying to eat better too. We don't eat after 8 p.m. and we do eat breakfast together every morning. So far I have gained 2 pounds. Yes, GAINED. So rewarding isn't it. Seriously, what the heck, for 23 years I don't workout and stay the same wait and now I work out and am a whopping 2 pounds heavier than I have ever been. Oh well. No big deal. I am enjoying this new life change. I feel better in the mornings and I have a more productive day.

Thats all. Man, what a long post. Congratulations to you if you read the whole thing and didn't fall asleep or find better things to do with your time!


Kristi M. said...

First off, this purple writing on purple is so hard to read. To be a bigger mature person, you need to get your water barrel from moms and fill it up for emergencies. It has taken us 8.5 years to get to that point, so if you do it, you are doing better than we are already. Do you want to come with me to the cannery next month for cheap long term food items. Plus it is actually pretty fun and interesting. Are you on your period or close. that could maybe cause you to gain weight. That stinks. Mom is also kind of at that point. She lost rapidly now she is remaining steady even with more workout. I have actually gained about 3lbs, but it doesn't really bother me. Anyway, we'll see you tomorrow. Remember by coupon! (great, I am also a coupon psycho)

Megan and Greg said...

Mindy, you are so funny! I need to get into this coupon thing. Greg and I are ALL ABOUT saving the $$$. Great pic up top, by the way. I'm so jealous you get to go to Hawaii. Sounds great. Have soooo much fun for all of us.