As always, spring break flew by way too fast, and tomorrow we go back to work. But I don't tend to be terribly productive or motivated when I'm left to my own devices, so maybe it's a good thing. Also, now every day is one step closer to finding out the sex of our baby and my due date, so I'm not too mad about time off flying by.
I did accomplish some goals. They are all different, yet all related to making sure that the money we have (spoiler alert: two teachers, not much) goes to other people so we don't have it bothering us in our bank account any more.
Some ways we plan to get rid of it:
- Other baby stuff (turns out they need like....a lot)
- Maternity leave
- Grad school
- Other graduate courses - a really fun thing about teaching is that even though we don't make very much, we have to get a master's degree to keep our jobs (did you think I was doing it for the love of learning? HA) but then even beyond that, I have to take, and pay for, OTHER graduate level courses to stay employed. Fun, right? Good thing my kids are cute and sweet and our baby will be too (biracial - it's a given).
|3 layers: Blondie, Oreos, brownie|
|You can't really see just how tall and gooey they are in the pictures|
|Here, you can see that you had to stretch your hand to its maximum capacity just to hold it.|
|It's still fun to ask strangers to take really touristy pictures.|
|That's a turkey burger on a wheat bun, so, healthy.|
DC is only an hour or so from Baltimore, but for some reason most people almost never travel from one city to the other. My friend Cheryl has lived there for 3+ years, but we hadn't seen each other since we were both back home in upstate NY. We were Starbucks baristas together for back in the good old college days.
|Here we are in 2005, when she came to visit just after we moved to Baltimore.|
|2014 - looking just as youthful!|
I brushed my teeth when the movie was over and came out to find this - apparently someone was inspired.
|What you can't see is a spaghetti squash under the champagne bottle.|
Running: I had great 5 mile outdoor runs Wednesday and Thursday, which turned out to be a huge tease. Friday I had the worst ever 3.5 mile treadmill run, and Saturday and Sunday got progressively worse and I BARELY made it through a two mile "run" Sunday. Probably my body just got too used to being excessively lazy and going back to work will help. Hopefully.
What's the number one way you hate to spend your money (outside of obvious answers like mortgage, car payment, taxes and other typical bills)?