Hey everyone! I’m here yet again with your weekly reminder to be grateful. =) Let’s get right to it.
While it isn’t the weekend getaway we were hoping for, we decided to take a day trip to Asheville. Everyone has been telling me how beautiful it is, so I didn’t want to miss out!
We are celebrating R’s birthday and our anniversary, after all. I am really bad at celebrating things, and it looks like our budget will be okay, so we’re going for it.
Our loose plans are to do some hiking. Most of the leaves here are still green, so I’m hoping Asheville offers some nice fall foliage. If you have any tips for beginner hikers, please let me know! We’re looking at easy trails, so I don’t think we’ll need anything too crazy.
We’ll be going tomorrow as we both decided to stay up until 3am. Oops. You guys already know I’m a night owl! If you’d like to follow along and see pretty pictures, I’ll probably be posting some of them to social media.
I know I haven’t mentioned her lately, so I figured I would throw this in. My grandma has always treated R like family, so it was no surprise when he received a birthday card from her. The way she signed it had us both chuckling (see the picture). She has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints lately!
I found out after everything happened, but she was in the hospital yet again this past weekend. For some reason, doctors are giving her medication that isn’t reacting well with her blood pressure medication, and this is causing her to get light headed. Of course, she panics, and heads to the hospital. I’m really hoping she brings this up whenever someone wants to prescribe her new medication, as I’d hate for it to happen again.
She’s also tentatively planning on visiting for about a month at the beginning of the year! So she’ll be a very temporary snowbird. We’re not sure of the exact dates yet, but I have been thinking of having everyone in the family chip in $50 toward a flight for her, which should cover it.
I have to stick this in. An unusual amount of people shared my posts this week, which I’m both really excited and grateful about. It’s always nice to know that people are enjoying your writing.
Briefly: Lauren at The Write Budget mentioned my Blog Tour post; DC at Young Adult Money and Claire from ReadyforZero both shared my Unexpected Expenses post; Natalie from Financegirl shared my post on Young Adult Money about How to Discuss Finances in a Relationship Early On; and lastly, my guest post at Debt Deb’s featuring 7 Financial Lessons Learned from My Parents’ Debt was picked up by The Globe and Mail! So I’m very grateful that Debs let me guest post on her blog. =)
Job prospects for my mom
Even though my parents are technically retired, my mom likes to keep busy, or she finds herself randomly shopping at Walmart for no reason. True story – Walmart is 2 minutes away from their house – very dangerous.
Considering the holiday season is fast approaching, many stores are hiring, and she decided to try for a retail job after spending months looking for an office job. While it’s only minimum wage, she has decided she’ll be happy just having something to do. At the very least, it should help them put extra toward debt, so I hope that something works out for her.
She had a decent interview on Friday, and has to go back in on Monday. Fingers crossed!
It has finally stayed in the 70s for the most part, and I’ve been enjoying it! R and I have been taking walks around our complex when he gets home at night, and the past few nights have been rather chilly. So much so, I’ve taken to wearing my hoodies. I am therefore being grateful for hoodie worthy weather. Catchy, isn’t it?
I’m ultimately hoping that we can turn off the AC once and for all this coming week. When I woke up yesterday, it was 74 degrees inside, but it slowly crept back up to 78, which is when the AC kicks on. Sigh. Why is consistency so hard to ask for!?
I was really grateful that R and I had a relaxing weekend last week. R has been going into work on Saturday a decent amount, but he decided not to go in, so we pretty much did nothing.
For whatever reason, I always end up unhappy with this decision. I know the weekends are meant for relaxing, but I hate feeling unproductive! Does anyone else feel this way? I don’t necessarily have to be working, but R likes to do absolutely nothing and enjoy his time off, whereas I get restless.
That’s about all I have for this week! I’d love it if you guys could offer any suggestions or feedback you have for the videos. I’d like to start incorporating more into them, and it would help if I knew what you guys wanted to see. I’m thinking of uploading a few short videos on random money thoughts, and not posting them on the blog. Let me know!
What are you being grateful for this week? Have any fun plans for the weekend? Do you enjoy hiking?