Monday, September 16, 2013
grrouchie thoughts with yoga pants
Free time becomes less and less as the year wears on. Between planning for the wedding and spending time with my family I don't have a whole lot left over. I haven't played poker in probably 3 weeks or so even though I was on an enormous hot streak which was long over due and great for me mentally. I put most of that money in the bank and left some of it in my wallet. I spent 3/5ths of what was in my wallet.
My debt is decreasing at a rapid pace again. I haven't talked about it much because in all honesty there just wasn't anything to harp on about. I'm paying down my dental bill from earlier in the year. It will be gone in October or November. My engagement ring will be gone probably around February. I could probably make both of them disappear if I were to spend my poker money which is something I debated during my whole trip home.
I'm not sure I want to spend the poker money though. There are a bunch of people coming into town in the near future that I'd like to hang out with and play games with. End of September to the end of October appears to be a very busy month full of people and events.
Speaking of Events. We won a free 3 night 4 day stay at the Silverton because of something we entered at the Bridal Spectacular that we attended a while back. While I'm pretty sure that "winning" isn't really the right word I'm quite happy to enjoy a little stay-cation with my fiance and child. I've heard that the Silverton has some good pools and we plan on taking advantage of that. With our 3 nights we also get 2 vouchers for free meals and a $100 in a casino gaming voucher. I'll pretty much be laying claim to that as the Fiance doesn't gamble at all. Hoping to be able to take it to the craps or black jack tables and turn it into real cash.
Also, our first night there will be kid free as her mom has volunteered to watch him that night so we can have a nice quiet night alone.
After we complete that stay-cation we then have 1 year to lay claim to another 2 night 3 day stay at the Grandview Hotel and Casino which I believe is owned by the same property group. So, even though I'm sure this "offer" was made to most of the people who signed up I'm happy to take advantage of a few evenings pretending to be tourists. We won't be spending money or gambling it up so it's not like we have anything to lose at all.
Saturday night after suffering through horrible asthma problems all day long I ended up with the fiance to watch the fights in peace and quiet. The next to last fight of the evening was the best of the 4 and I'm happy with the way it all turned out. The Main Event was pretty boring and turned out about how I expected (not how I wanted).
November is a three pay month. I know it's a bit early to look ahead to November but that extra paycheck will come in handy being so close to the holidays.
Wedding planning has been continuing nice and easy. We have the dress picked out, we pretty much have our invitations picked out. We picked out our accent color for things like that decoration that goes on the Tux and the flower girl's outfit. It also appears as though we might be going from no wedding party at all to two people on each side.
We received a call the other day to book an appointment for tux fittings but told them it was way too bloody early for this type of phone call. We were thinking more along the lines of January or February.
She also went out and found the wedding band she wanted. I thought I found mine too until the guy told me it was ceramic. Ceramic? When did bands start getting made out of something so fragile?
It was a very gorgeous looking band but working in retail I'd probably have the thing cracked and crumbled before a year was up. Back to the drawing board.
I ate unhealthy the last two days and I am really paying for it this morning. Ugh. McDonalds and Pizza from Sam's Club. I put back on a pound or two but those will all disappear by the end of the week. The annoying part is I didn't get any gym time in this weekend and I really was hoping to start working towards a streak of 10 straight days over 10k steps. Today I'll be starting day 1 again. As long as I feel better by the end of the evening I'll be hitting up the gym after work for some quality cardio time and maybe some time on the weight machines as well.
I love my life and hope you all are doing the same for yours!