But I am still thinking about my weekend.
This past weekend in the ATL was simply gorrrrrggeeeeous!
I do believe that it was beautiful all over the world this weekend.
And if it was looking janky in your neighborhood, then you need to pack your bags and MOVE today!
I have no real breakdown of the weekend today. It was what it was: peaceful and quiet, just like I like it, filled with all the things I like to do: reading, writing, crocheting, walking, cooking, relaxing and all kinds of other things.
I love flowers and the ones out in front of my brick steps are in full bloom.
These are cool flowers, but they bloom to early. So I better enjoy them while they are in full bloom.
I love fresh cut flowers. I bought these nice tulips for the living room coffee table.
I try to eat something new and healthy a couple of times a month. Last night I had something absolutely fantastic!
A pizza topped with spinach, broccoli, red/green/yellow bell peppers, onions mushrooms, fire roasted tomatoes, and mozarella cheese. Yeah, yeah, I've had pizza before, but I've tried to make a good whole wheat crust, and uh, let's just say, it's not going down.
But while skipping through the vegan store on Saturday, I came across a pretty interesting pizza crust: Rustic Crust Six Grain Old World Pizza Crust. Very good, with just the right amount of chewiness and crunchiness. It's low calorie, low fat, holds up well to sauces and veggies... and best of all, it doesn't leave me with a bad case of the itis...
Let's just say, an Oldgirl won't be attempting to hook up any more homemade pizza crusts! lol
I've been waking up every morning to something wonderful:
Seeing that every morning for the past few days has felt really good. I mean, REALLY good. Over the past couple of months, it has been full of numbers, but it felt good to put the april financial debt up on the wall. I think I'm going to throw a couple of goals on there, but for now, I like opening my eyes and seeing a fat "0". We're going to leave it as it all month.
I've been a bit perplexed about my finances. More angry than anything, because my property taxes went up by 40%, which throws my escrow into a tailspin. So this debt-free-minus-the house has been a good thing. It's a springboard for a more positive attitude about my money.
I am also happy to say that after I showed up at my Grandma's house and gave her a good talking to, she is finally using her debit card again.
(I think me saying "Now look here! I'm tryna sow some seed your way! If you ain't gonna use the money, I can put it to good use elsewhere" kinda shook her up.)
So my finances are on my mind right now. No, I'm not having trouble, but I am looking to reorganize some habits.
Let me restate that: I am looking for the courage to reorganize some habits.
And this is one of the areas that I have had to ask God to orchestrate my prayers, because I am a stone cold trip.
Meaning I want to go buy a Lexus.
Or go jump my tail on a plane and lay out on some island somewhere.
With that said, I've established a small goal. A reading and evaluation goal. I'll talk about that tomorrow.
And there is some big finance conference at church later this week. I will make it to that at least two evenings this week (in person or on the net. I prefer in person). I go to one of the big ATL megas, but interestingly, my pastor rarely talks about money (not sure why the naysayers keep hollering about this, because over the past 9 years, I just don't see it), so it's one of those things where you better catch it where you can.
I've gotten interesting ideas from such meetings over the years. I have a couple of personal financial goals that I need to see shape up.
Again this feels good.
Well that's it for now. I am looking forward to a great week, as I was a bit dejected last week.
I will be going in late today. (Shame on me!) Whatever. It is what it is. I have things to do around the house this morning. And I have more work leave time than I know what to do with these days.
Ya'll can look forward to some interesting posts this week. More food-for-thought type stuff (don't hold me to that!). We will see. I am SO behind on posts that I don't know what to do.
Life is a bit TOO full. (Is there such a thang???) LOL
Ya'll make it a great week... ON PURPOSE.