I saved sooooo much money today.
It is only $20 dollars to take this pile of disgusting, spider-ridden wood to the local waste management facility.
And it is $42.50 for Special Pick-up, the curb-side service of waste disposal.
I paid $42.50.
How did I save money, you may wonder?
Well, if I would have cheaped out and transported the gross wood myself, here is how the universe would work with me in that situation:
1. I put the wood in the trunk of my car.
2. A certain percentage of spiders and /or other creepy crawlies would have freed themselves during transport.
3. At a later date, one of said creatures would scare me whilst I drive, most likely causing me to crash and having possibly thousands of dollars in car repairs.
So today, I just saved thousands of dollars in car repairs.
Totally worth an extra $22.50.
I hit up one of my fave day-trip spots
Had a Zombie latte. Yes, that is what it was called. It was one of the best lattes I have ever had! I have know idea what was in it. I hope not brains. There was a hint of yummy nutty flavor.
The above pic looks like I meant to capture the gorgeous flowers that accompanied my study table for the afternoon, but really I was more interested in the view out the window. Can you see it? Yes, it is a planter where the greens emerge from a human head like a zombie Chia Pet.
Okay, lots of zombie talk. But it really isn’t a creepy place. It is actually very nice and colorful and bursting with creative umph and wonderful paths in the fresh air and fun twisty paths inside.
I have some time off of work and decided to try and get back to my roots by spending a few hours a day …… watching TV.
Is it bad that a TV show is a contributing factor to who I am? Or maybe it was just a good example of parts of me when it came on the air and that is why I connected with it so?
I don’t think I was as big of a coffee addict before I started watching ‘Gilmore Girls’ than I am now, so the show definitely had that affect. But I always loved the written word, which is why I am linking to the following page, because I probably would never have read ‘The Fountainhead’ if it wasn’t for Rory Gilmore.
Books Referenced in ‘Gilmore Girls’
Also, I love what this chick is doing.
I have made many life decisions that were motivated by trying to please other people … people who ended up not being pleased anyway.
A Dave Ramsey quote comes to mind:
“We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”
Even though I am not speaking specifically about financial decisions, this statement still resonates.
I read a good book that helped me come to terms with things a bit called, “Strip Off Your Fear: Radiate the Confidence Within,” by Betsy Talbot.
Just a suggestion for a good read if you need some Umph to get going and make those daily decisions that will help you live more authentically and happily.
Loved this outfit:
Um, yeah…I stood up there!
From calm waters to class 5 rapids in something like less than 150 feet?
Zooming in on the top of the Falls. Camera play is fun!
The road trip home: