Sunday, January 3, 2010

Update from the year 2010

Well, here I am in the year 2010. Resolutions this year are few and necessary, to get more exercise, to eat better, and to be more financially stable. We are borrowing a Wii console from our friends and I have been "working out" about 30 minutes every day or two using the Wii Fit game. It is a lot of fun and I love competing to be on the scoreboard but it is real work, I am actually breaking a sweat every time I use the darn thing. This is good.
Another new development, my husband is 25 today. I know that age is relatively meaningless but 25 seems like a big number. He has finished school and the job hunt officially begins tomorrow. I think it makes me feel older to see him turn 25 and finish school and start his career. Career is such an adult word.
I am in love with a condo. I know it is terrible, and materialistic but I can't help it. I haven't even been to look at it, we are not ready to buy a home yet but still, it is increasingly difficult not to email the realtor to at least get some details. (It has been on the market for several months, and I kinda wonder why, doesn't bode well for resale potential at any rate...) It is very bright, has 2 bedrooms, is painted in colours I like, and is about half a kilometer away from my job. How perfect can it be? It has a really cute little kitchen and is under $200,000. UG, and there is where reality kicks in. Is that not a huge sum of money? Is anything worth that? I mean, to have a place of our own with our own kitchen and laundry and everything would be great but...that is one fifth of a million dollars is it not? Oh well, I really have to stop thinking about it because even though we have co-signers lined up for a mortgage we have no down payment. I think I should just try to forget about it until after we have our finances in order and if it's still on the market then maybe we'll look.
On Friday I used my slow cooker for the first time to make pot roast. Unfortunately we bought the wrong type of roast for slow cooking so it was incredibly dry. We attempted to revive it by cutting it up to make stew but it was no good. So today, armed with fresh meat, I made a big beef stew for hubband's birthday dinner. It was pretty good if I do say so myself. Tuesday I'll make a proper pot roast with the right cut of meat this time.
What a random post. I'm going to bed to read "The Shack". Hopefully it won't keep me turning pages until 3:ooam like last night...

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