July Goals

First, let's review how I did with my June goals:1. Pay off personal loan - FAIL (see below)2. Exercise at least 3X per week - FAIL - ugg, I am so bad about exercise3. Finish my current book and start a new one - PASS! I finished two others, also!4. Clean out my closet and donate ... Read more...

Back to Work

Summer school starts tomorrow, so it's back to work for me :( Actually, I'm kind of looking forward to it because I'm getting bored. My whole district only employs about 40 people to teach summer school, and other teachers are totally horrified to find out that I volunteer (i.e., ... Read more...

Taking Time to Be Proud

A big part of PF blogging is focusing on improvement and goal-setting: maxing out the Roth, building the E-fund, saving for/purchasing a home. I love goals, especially the part where you accomplish them. But when we become too focused on improving and reaching for something ... Read more...

$100 on: Shirts/Tops

I enjoy shopping, but I sometimes find it to be a daunting task, especially if I need a lot of things. I accomplished an important June goal last week, cleaning out my closet and donating unwanted clothes. As I weeded through all of my old clothes, I realized that I seriously ... Read more...

I’ve Been Tagged!

By Live Simply-Live Well! The rules of this game are:- You must mention the person who tagged you, and link to her blog - You must post seven facts about yourself, and these rules- At the end, you must tag seven other bloggers, and link to their blogsSeven things about TeacHer - ... Read more...

If the Cash Fairy Paid a Visit..

If the Cash Fairy came to visit, and told you that you had to spend the money she leaves on frivolous stuff, what would you buy? Right now, I would buy:1. A new couch and some funky throw pillows to spruce up my living room2. An exercise bike to ride while watching my snazzy new ... Read more...

Questions About Social Class

Social class is a tricky issue to discuss and define in the United States, and, for some reason, I've been thinking a lot about it recently. I've been trying for a few days to compose a post about my thoughts on social class, but I can't seem to create a post that really ... Read more...

The TV is Fantastic!

I'm not usually someone that gets hung up on new toys, but I have to say: I really love this TV! Not only is the picture (and sound!) great, but it really created a TON of space in my living room. Yessssss. ... Read more...

Comcast DID Come Through!

I've been nervously waiting for my Comcast bill to arrive since my last tussle with them about a month ago. (If you missed that post, Comcast basically lied to me about a cable promotion they were running and I ended up with a really hefty bill; after much negotiation, I was able ... Read more...