Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Blog, blog, blog, blog.... long space.... blog, blog.... shorter space... blog, blog... space.... blog, blog, blog, blog.... ETC.

I've discovered I go in spurts with many of things, not just blogging. There are friends that we see 5 times in one month, and then not again for 3 months. There are meals that I fix weekly or more for several months, only to forget about until the following year. I will read, read, read, and then not pick up a book for 2 weeks. I'm not sure if this is a personality quirk, a personality disorder, or WHAT, but there is definitely a trend.

Some milestones, as of late, and in no particular order: Joan lost another little tiny tooth, the girls turned 6 (S. I. X.) years old!, David and I celebrated the 10th anniversary of the day we met (our yearly tradition, instead of celebrating Valentine's Day), and ALL THREE girls stayed overnight at David's parents house.

I am still (trying) to take a photo every day. When I missed two days last week, the perfectionist-all-or-none side of me said Now you've ruined the project and you must quit but the rational, logical side said No way! Just post some older pictures that you've always loved.

So that's what I did, and that's my plan for any future missed days as well.

(Sometimes I really love that logical, rational voice.)

Hey, do you guys want a recipe for a Dee-VINE chocolate lava cake? You do? Ok:

My mom is visiting this weekend, and I'm planning on making it while she is here.

Also, would you like to see a picture of my sticky-faced kid? You do? Wow, you guys are too nice:

Oh! And I read Dave Ramey's Total Money Makeover, and now David is reading it, and then we are going to follow his plan. I loved the book, found it to be an easy read and a solid plan, and I'm excited to get out of debt. I don't usually like to talk about money, but I am really interested in what other people think of Davey. Any input?
So, Marin and I are off to the library, to further annoy the silently-crabby librarian. Good times...


KS said...

A cake in a crock pot? You Minnesotans sure know how to put your slow cookers to good use! :) Thanks for the recipe.

I know nothing about the book, but look forward to hearing your feedback on the plan.

Tess said...

I've heard a lot of good things about Dave Ramsey. Some of his devotees are practically RABID, so there must be something there.

Erin said...


Your girls make me want daughters BAD.

I have no idea about this Ramsey character, but now I'm interested.

Kristin C. said...

bought the book like you said. will arrive in 2 days from amazon. then we will become debt free and then we'll be rich. it'll be great.


Anonymous said...

Husband and I are currently following the Dave Ramsey plan and have paid off $40,000 in debt in 18months. There are times we could be more strict but we figure every once in a while we have to treat ourselves or we'll go crazy. Good luck on the plan...it works!