Friday, May 23, 2008
We have to stop at the bike rack each morning before we enter the gym. (that's right...the gym) Thanks to Kristy and AJ, I am using my free month at 24 hr fitness. It's so so fun. And so so good. I have a gym buddy too, which makes going to the gym, a chance to chat. We go to 3 classes a week, then lift and cardio on the other days. I haven't felt this great for years. Seriously. I get a little anxious to think about my free trial ending in a couple weeks. My husband is great and honestly says "yes" to everything I ever mention (including gym membership), but I am just so fickle. I am undeniably a "saver". Goodness, I even have towels given to us at our WEDDING (almost 6 years ago), that I am apparently "saving" until our others wear out (my, that is embarrassing to admit). So, as you can see, for me, a gym membership seems a bit frivolous. But don't get me wrong. I am not the saint saver. I like to scheme. I like to find ways to talk myself into the things I really want! Which is why this whole Economic Stimulus money that has been conveniently deposited into my checking account is making my brain go crazy with ideas. In my spare time (which I obviously have too much of) I have created a little list of things I would purchase with this "free" money.
1. Gym Membership
2. Dualit toaster
3. Chi flatiron
4. Retro phone for nightstand
5. lamp shade
(I like the caboose strollers, nice that the big kid can ride too)
7. new jeans
8. frying pan
9. Kitchen Aid
10. dust buster
11. Marvis toothpaste
12. Milk Delivery
(ok, so Winder Farms doesn't deliver in Texas...but this delivery service was a gift from my parents when we lived in Heber, UT...and it was the BEST thing ever. I've never forgotten it.
14. My favorite magazine subscriptions
All dreamy stuff. But let's be honest. The money will most likely (re: definitely) end up in the savings account...perhaps for that down payment in October, or to replace all the appliances we got rid of when we moved. But maybe...just maybe I can find a way to get that Gym membership.
In other, way more exciting news...my sister is here! Anna is going to be with us all summer! (working as Dave's office manager) It has already been almost a week, and the time has FLOWN by! Too much fun! We've hung at the pool, shopped at the mall, and watched movies while eating WAY too much candy! I really do realize how blessed we are to have her here. So fun to be "living together" again. Especially now that she is older. She was 13 when Dave and I married, so the last time we spent THIS much time together she liked The Little Mermaid and NSync (ok, maybe an exaggeration). It's all changed now. She is most certainly bestowing some of her coolness on me!