Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 52 – 48 days ’til spring

Day 51 spending = $3.73 (groceries) It’s time for my annual reminder about checking your credit reports. Wednesday I got my first credit check of the year using http://www.annualcreditreport.com  This is the government mandated website where each year anyone can … Continue reading

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Day 51 – 49 days ’til spring

Last night I used my half-off certificate I got from doubletakedeals.com for the local Mexican restaurant.  It was great.  The food was excellent as was the service.  The certificate covered the food for two and the friend who joined me … Continue reading

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Day 50 – 50 days ’til spring

Day 49 spending = $1 (dining out) As someone who often just needs the motivation to get started with a task or goal, I thought this article from http://www.ZenHabits.net had some pretty good tips. The Power of Habit Investments By … Continue reading

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Day 49 – 51 days ’til spring

The arctic air that has been causing extremely low temperatures in my corner of the world has also been messing with the atmospheric conditions in my home.  Everywhere I turn, there is another science experiment in static electricity.  Sparks shoot … Continue reading

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Day 48 – 52 days ’til spring

One of my goals for the year is to try 12 new recipes.  I’m not a great cook, but I can follow instructions fairly well.  With January nearing an end, I figured I’d better get started. First up was a … Continue reading

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Day 47 – 53 days ’til spring

Thanks to all who checked in with comments and words of encouragement after yesterday’s post.  It reminded me of my college radio days when I was working at a campus station where I could hit a golf ball further than … Continue reading

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Day 46 – 54 days ’til spring

We haven’t even reached the halfway point of the countdown and I’m already starting to feel a lack of motivation for the daily posting.  Maybe it’s because I’m not getting nearly as much feedback as in previous years.  The number … Continue reading

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