Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 424

So I've been really out of touch.  Sorry :(

Not too much is up right now as far as goals go.  We almost, ALMOST got a goal a week back... Amilyne came over and when we opened the door the dogs didn't make a peep.  Silence!  Then they ran over and started barking.  Sigh.  That and Amilyne barely counts as a stranger... I mean, she doesn't live here but the dogs know her pretty well.

I've been obsessing over nail polish lately... I bought 2 colors the other day and that brought my polish count to 20.  I'm actually pretty pumped about that, and I really don't have much space left in my medicine cabinet... maybe I'll have a bigger storage space for them once we get a house :)

Speaking of houses, John and I have started looking.  We went on our first tour last week.  The first house was clearly just a dry run our realtor wanted to take us through.  We'd mentioned liking the neighborhood, so she got us into an unoccupied home (for sale, not like we broke into it or anything).  It clearly wasn't one that we would intend to buy if for no other reason than the fact that we don't want a home with any less than 3 bedrooms, and this one had 2.  The house had a ton of potential: gorgeous cathedral ceilings, flawless hardwood floors on the first level, the cute, centrally located fireplace, the bay windows.  But then there was the fact that all the windows needed replacing, the carpet was vile, and the applicances appeared to be older than me.  If you're looking to invest in flipping a house though, I'd love to put you in contact with our relator lol.

The second house was in the same neighborhood.  Nice big yard (for a townhouse), gorgeous windows, tons of closet space.  But it was soooooo cramped.  Soooooooo cramped. And it seemed a bit dark.  The most disappointing thing for us was the aforementioned window.  There was one on the landing that was huge, had a lovely shape, looked like it would let in a ton of light... but it was completely blocked off.  The owners were using it as display space, so they'd put up curtains inside the window (it was kind of a bay window).  We really wanted to envision what it would look like if we were there, and we couldn't.

So both of these were nos, but I'm pretty excited to continue looking.  We're hoping to buy in March, keep your fingers crossed for us!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 405

John and I just got back from Harrisonburg and have another goal to cross off of our list...

16. Visit Carlin in college
16. Visit Carlin in college

We had a great visit to JMU this weekend!  We got there at around noon yesterday and then went to the Dukettes' tailgate.  It was Octoberfest themed, yum.  We then went to watch Carlin dance at the game.  The Dukes lost in overtime, which sucked, but the Dukettes looked great :)  The one big downside to my parents' seats is that it's in the first row by the stairs, and people just walk right in front of the seats like there isn't another set of stairs RIGHT THERE for them to walk up that doesn't involve them stepping in front of people.  Seriously, we'd put up streamers as little barriers and people would walk right through them.  SO.  RUDE.

Anyway, after the game we went to Ruby Tuesday then back to Carlin's place.  She rents this really cute little townhouse and she has the entire bottom floor, so we stayed on a futon in what's basically her living room.  We watched The Nightmare Before Christmas before heading to bed.

In the morning we hit Panera for breakfast.  The Dukettes had a carwash, so John and I hit some wineries while Carlin was busy with that.  We went back to CrossKeys, which was awesome because 1. they have great wine and 2. there was a wedding there today, which got me all jazzed up for next month's weddings.  We also went to Bluestone Winery, which is new this year and pretty nice.  We liked it.  After we wrapped up there, we went back to campus and had our car washed, then went back to Carlin's place to watch some TV before heading back.  It was a great weekend, thanks for having us, Carlin :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 400

And the every 100 days post!  I'll be the first to admit these last 100 days really haven't been my best.  I only completed 2 goals... goal 76, I created a discount deal with another vendor, and goal 13, I went to yoga for 8 straight weeks.  My only excuse is that one of my goals took 8 straight weeks.  These last 100 days were further complicated by the fact that 2 of my goals that had to do with other people will never happen... I'm still deciding whether I'm just failing myself on these goals or I'm changing them.  I'm leaning towards failure due to the fact that the goal flat out said what I wanted... I mean, I wanted to help my BFF plan her wedding, she's not getting married anymore.  I wanted to get all four parents over for dinner at once... awkwardsauce.  But I don't know.

I'm looking towards the future now... John and I moved up our house buying schedule, so we might hit 5 digits in our savings in the next 100 days (goal 27).  I don't think the house will happen in the next one.  I'm visiting Carlin at school (goal 16) and I think one of my events is going to be an inter-chapter event (goal 81).  Goals are getting serious now... most of the easy ones are gone.

400 days down, 601 days to go.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 397

Happy October, everyone! 

Nothing really goal related to say, I just wanted to let everyone know I'm here, alive, and still working at things :)  Every 100 days post coming up shortly!