Thursday, February 5, 2009


little known fact: when i was in high school, i used to make one pancake for breakfast every morning. weird, huh? and the weirdest part about it is that i still love pancakes, which is why i'm excited that high street is offering an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast this saturday, february 7th. The yumminess will take place at the north applebee's near kearney from 8-10 am. cost is $5, in case you're interested.

speaking of $5, coacher and i have enlisted ourselves in a little challenge to live like we are poor college kids. (and we think it's kind of fun...go figure.) this means we each get about $40 a week to spend on everything we need, including gas and food. we actually began the challenge with $55 a week in mind, but then we thought we might as well go all out for it, so here we are at $40. so far we've done okay, except for the little stop by jimmy john's last night at 8:30 because we were just famished. honestly, i was kind of getting shaky, and we were both definitely cranky, so i maintain that it was probably a good decision in the grand scheme of things. however, keep in mind that we are only on day 5 (day 5!) we "splurged" on day 4. we stink at this.

(back to the $5...coacher pointed out that the 5$ all-you-can-eat deal is DEFINITELY something a poor college kid would do. sooo, i guess that makes the pancakes an extra-good idea. right?)

anyway, we issued this challenge to ourselves to see how much money we could save in just one month. i will probably get a little competitive about it.

but here's the kicker....we stinkin' bought a house and kind of spoiled that whole "live like a poor college kid" thing! hey, when God opens a door....

all i can say is hallelujah for more storage space, kitchen cabinets, shelving, rooms, bathrooms, garage space, etc. etc. etc. i can't wait to organize, decorate, and have people over without worrying about how messy our bedroom is or that the bed is unmade. (they'll never have to see it!)

that said, i'll miss our cute little home on maryland with it's shiney white trim, built-in shelving, arched doorways, and huge tree in the backyard. my parents and i nurtured it from its "ugly and awkward stage" and now it is such a cute little thing.

(ps...i tried to find pictures to express my thoughts about how lovely it will be to organize and decorate, but for the life of me i could not find anything that would do my inspirations justice. i give.)


  1. You been listening to Dave I see? he would be proud.


  2. hillenblogshappywifeFebruary 5, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Where is your new home? Is it in Austin, cause that will make me sad...but if it is in rog, that would make me glad.