Monday, August 29, 2016

Banned purchases #MicroblogMondays

My spouse's list: coloring and puzzle books (2 for girls, 2 for adults), tiny sketch pad at tourist trap museum.

Kid list: all new school supplies even though we probably had most things somewhere

All of us: way too much take out and fast food and restaurant food, fan for living/dining room.

Overall I think the "no we aren't buying new things right now" litany works fairly well on the girls and their demands for new things. Since we have a good list of what needs replacing, we don't buy things on impulse just because it's a good deal but if there is a good deal, we are ready to take advantage (see: spouse's new shirt for work). But food is still very stockpiled and not in the buying ban. That is a whole nother blog post!

Planning well for meals continues to be a struggle and I think may be reassigned from my spouse to me so my spouse is solely responsible for laundry and dishes.

How do you handle buying new things? How do you cope when someone else drops the ball and how many chances do they get to pick it up again?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Buying ban update #MicroblogMondays

We are currently in month something or other of the buying ban, wherein we buy no things, only food, travel, and replacements for essential items. Maybe 2? It goes until December, when we intend to buy only festive winter holiday gifts, then pick a new buying ban goal.

12 or so screws for bed (from I.kea but we live far away & have been to impatient for free replacements to arrive since the bed got broken in fun adult circumstances but the first several tries failed to work but the cost too little to return)
Coat/backpack rack for front door (lost originally purchased hooks)

Not replacements but deemed cheaper than renting repeatedly:
Book of life dvd 
Zootopia dvd

Just stuff we bought: 
Sandwich containers for lunches (x8, imagining my spouse gets a job)
Snack size containers for lunches (x8 small, 5 medium)
Dress shirt for Spouse (on super clearance; upon wardrobe survey, this makes 5 work shirts which might be too few)

Later this week I will discuss each group in more detail and hopefully hit the high points on the buying ban experience.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Jeggy cat #MicroblogMondays

Last week, Little Monster started requesting to see jeggy cat. I had no idea what that meant at all. She also wants to see my friend across the country's cat by name on the book o' faces so I initially thought Jeggy was a proper name of some mystery cat. The Kid asked to borrow my iDevice and flipped over to open up Sushi and Little Monster eagerly pointed to the very blob-like cat and exclaimed "jeggy cat! See! She jeggles when she eats swooshy." Then I learned she meant jiggly cat. I'm so god she still sometimes mispronounces sushi as "swooshy" because it keeps her little just a little bit longer. She starts preschool in a week or two.

Monday, August 8, 2016

All the vitamins #MicroblogMonday

I have now purchased the last prenatal vitamins I will ever own (unless I miraculously get knocked up and stay that way). I figure I won't ever buy any more because, really, who am I kidding? This third child idea is a pipe dream. It is mostly freeing to know I will never buy another rotten vitamin again. Blech I hate vitamins so much. I'm also glad to have an end date to this goofy idea of mostly mine so we won't be in infertility limbo forever. Hopefully next cycle I can get time off work to go have an HS.G but I decided on no more progesterone levels for now (anovulatory last cycle, not so surprising anyway). I can't fathom how I will manage doctor visits if I do get pregnant with the current state of my job and I hate that. The total lack of flexibility and coverage for sick days irks me. It obviously doesn't surprise me at all. Sigh. I decided today that corporate will meet my demands or I will find another job so I'm sprucing up my cv in preparation...