03 November 2012


I spent the morning at Ikea. It was the first time I went in without a mile long list of things I needed for my apartment.

As a result I only spent $30. That's about $150 less than my least expensive trip ever.

I've been trying really hard to not use credit, and for the most part I've done well.

However, after Ikea we went to the mall. I bought a baby shower gift and Christmas gifts for the girls.

And then we went to the Apple store. And since I've a)wanted one forever, b)they were in stock and c)I rarely let myself buy 'big ticket' items without much internal debate - I bought an iPad.

With all of my upcoming travel plus a ridiculous amount of school work, it'll be useful and convenient.

Once I learn how to type on it of course.

02 November 2012

When a plan fails

So there's this situation that I need to take care of. A situation that I don't feel is my fault at all, but that is affecting my life in kind of significant ways.

I'm struggling to figure out the words to say to alleviate the problems. I'm struggling to find the appropriate timing to have the conversation.

And the thing is? I was there last night. I was ready. I had moments of mental terror but I was going to have this conversation.

And then, the person who I needed to talk to wasn't there.

So, now I'll have to work myself up to that point again.

I'm so afraid that I'm never going to get there...

01 November 2012

Starting Over

This space has fallen by the wayside lately. Or over the last year.

Today starts NaBloPoMo. I want to challenge myself to post daily.
It's also #OpEleanor month. I want to challenge myself to participate daily again this year.

So. This is post one. I'm doing this.

And tonight, I will go to Bible study. And have the conversation that terrifies me.