So, I was plugging along on Sahara and made some nice progress once the epic fails ceased. I have made it about an inch and a half below the armholes. Unfortunately, I haven’t touched it much since then.
In other knitting news, I have been diligently searching everywhere for a “case” of sorts to hold DPNs. I really wanted a zippered pencil case so that they didn’t fall out in my knitting bag. I am an uber organization freak, so having them float aimlessly around in my bag was driving me bonkers! I found the cutest one (along with others who were not so fortunate to be chosen) at Borders. Even the inside is way cute!
In personal news, I joined this group that was all about being debt free. I was one of those weirdos who grew up really poor and thought that my ability to get and use plastic was a sign I was “somebody”. Turns out I was – someone really stupid!! On two occasions, I let CC debt get so bad that I couldn’t even make all of the minimums. One would think you would learn your lesson by now – not so. In this group, the members discuss following Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover.
I have read a lot of financial books recently – I mean A LOT – and none of them have ever made me want to modify the behavior that led to the CC debt in the first place. This book is different. It’s simple ( you know, K.I.S.S., right?). It’s not a scheme or some weird and random plan to pay off your debt – it’s common sense. I LOVE IT! It’s things DH has been saying for a while, but not in a way I would hear it. It’s very much like 12-step program for debtors – those who live to work to make payments. I have always in some way loathed debt, but I loved the idea of buying things more – the desire to buy won every time. Right now we are in the phase of coming up with a budget. It’s a rather daunting prospect, but the reward of being completely debt-free is so worth it. I will keep everyone updated in general terms as to our progress.
This weekend is camping – in the rain. DH has never been before, so I am super excited to take him! The first weekend in May we are taking my bro and his fiance with us. To honor this new era of cheap vacations and getaways (once you have the stuff, camping is sooo cheap!), I decided to save up and buy a new tent (the old one had a hole in it – boo!). It sleeps 12 (I say maybe 6 comfortably) and was a steal! Best deal I could find and a brand I have actually heard of.
I cannot wait to take DH. When I return, there will be loads of pics posted. I really need to get better about posting things on Flickr – especially since I made a big deal about buying a Pro account.