Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful 8-11

I hope you all don't mind that I'm not doing this daily. It seems to work better in batches, and lets me write about other topics on days I don't do Thankful.

8 November 2011
I'm thankful for my company, and the opportunity they gave me to work from home. I enjoy it - working in pajamas, getting to spend all day with the dogs, and of course the direct and indirect ways I'm saving money. It's a bit embarrassing to admit this, but I spent about $50 each week - just on food - at work. Omelette and hashbrowns, soda, and the inevitable trip to Starbucks was quickly nickle-and-diming me into the poorhouse. Cutting out more than $250/month for fuel has helped too. With my little deer accident on Wednesday, I've been able to keep on working - despite having no mode of transportation. Yeah. Pretty darn thankful for "WFH."

9 November 2011
I'm thankful for Aryn's internet savviness. Before this whole mess with the deer, we'd entered a dog show in Minneapolis. It seems a waste to discard our entries, so we're going to the show anyway. Instead of a cruddy, bedbug infested hotel room, Aryn was able to find a house to rent for the weekend for about the same price as said nasty hotel. Private rooms, fenced yard, hiking trails, a fully functional kitchen, more than one bathroom, wi-fi... it's going to be an excellent weekend.

10 November 2011
I'm thankful that all the dogs love each other. I don't know how or why they've bonded so closely, but they have - and I'm not about to argue with the amazing pack dynamic we've got going on right now. I just hope adding Tallahassee doesn't mess it up.

11 November 2011
I'm thankful that I'm a homeowner. Renting had its place in my life - and owning a home has not come without its share of frustrations and "Oh Shit Moments" - but as a whole, I really like our house. It's not perfect, but it doesn't have to be. It's ours, and we love it.

Even if the kitchen does still look like this. Yow. Holy mustard, Batman!

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