This has been a very strange month. I haven’t been feeling the internet lately, so I’m way behind on commenting and posting. My guess is that this is a result of having crammed too much in this month: job offers and interviews, final exams, graduation, travel, and wedding planning. I’m hoping things will go back to normal with less stress, and I’m also hoping that moving & starting a new job will provide some inspiration, which I am currently lacking.
At any rate, here’s how things went in May…
To Accomplish, May 2009
1. Choose a job. Done!
I just found out that my current managers are having trouble backfilling, even though I know for a fact that they have been interviewing candidates to fill a space that was left by a guy who retired in February. This is frustrating because, although having more time to plan the move would be welcome, I’m excited to start my new job.
2. Save $2000. Done.
Just barely. I was going to wind up with a huge surplus, so I funneled some of the money to savings for some nicer work clothes. The rest was eaten up by dress alterations, which I hadn’t exactly planned for this month.
3. Graduate! Done.
I mean, I would have had to really mess something up to not graduate, but this is still a happy accomplishment. We saw Arnold at graduation; his speech-writers are really good.
4. Buy my parents dinner. Kind of.
I bought them breakfast and part of dinner. We also attempted to pay to take them to a Dodger’s game, but they found out how much tickets cost and included that amount in their check to us for boat tickets to Catalina. We could always not accept the check, but the boat tickets were expensive!
5. No buying new clothes until the 15th. Done!
And besides a long-sleeve shirt at the Dodger game (I was cold!), I still haven’t. The choice now is whether to make June a no-buy month & go shopping this weekend or stick it out and say May was a no-buy month.
6. Go to the gym 2x per week. Fail. So hard.
I knew it would be hard – pretty much every week was full, or partially full. I really don’t have much excuse though – there were times we could have – should have – gone and didn’t.
7. Book honeymoon. Fail.
The problem is that we have no idea what we’re doing. We’re contemplating scaling this back even more, so until we decide on something, we can’t book. At this point, I’m a little worried about prices going up more. Argh.
On a happy note, Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of my blog! I’m going to require that everyone who reads this eat a cupcake tomorrow and report back with the flavor of the cake and frosting.