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!
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i am sorry . did u blog something . i was distracted. now that we know how many pairs of pants TBC has. how many pairs of pants do u own? i think, this is a good question 4 family feudReplyDelete
I just donated all my pants. I am pantlessDelete
Nice to hear everything is running on all cylinders.ReplyDelete
Thanks. This is how I prefer life to go.Delete
I find it very hard to concentrate on reading your post when you have all of those nice pictures of pretty girls interspersed... I actually can relate to a person with ADHD right about now... I have no idea what you were saying, but I do feel like surfing over to girlswithyogapants.com right about now (too bad I'm at work :-( ).ReplyDelete
Paying off debt is a wonderful thing. Being debt free is even more wonderful. I'll never forget the one time in my life that I ran a credit card debt - right after college - and how miserable it felt paying $20 / month in interest for 2 months. Life lesson learned. All of that isn't to say that you shouldn't take on debt. There is good debt and bad debt. Buying a house is an appreciating asset - that's generally good debt. The argument could be made that student debt yields a higher paying career that yields a better return on the investment - that could be good debt.
Just be careful with the wedding planning - any debt taken on because of a wedding would probably be considered bad debt.
Wedding debt is planned and shared debt. it won't be too much in the grand scheme in things and we are prepared for it.Delete
I was praying that your post would feature several pictures of attractive ladies in yoga pants, but I was prepared for the worst: grrouchie in yoga pants. Glad to see my risk was worth it!ReplyDelete
no risk no reward.Delete
I could, if you want, buy some yoga pants and pose for you.Delete
LMAO.no thx . i said camel toe NOT hot dog show.Delete
Hi there, just read you're getting married. I was wondering how your wife to be deals with you playing Poker and with the debt issue. I'm struggling to be happy with a Poker player myself and it's been quite a ride. Don't know if you wrote a post on that or not, so I thought of just asking. (Nice bums by the way.) I wish you all the best for your wedding.ReplyDelete
I'm at work but will work on a good response to this in the near future!Delete
Thanks for reading.
Don't forget about the visitor coming into town the beginning of December... ;-)ReplyDelete
Congrats on everything, glad it's all going well!!
what visitor? santa clausDelete
How can I forget about my arch nemesis?Delete
who that? mrs.claus?Delete
Guy who works for coke and has the misfortune if liking the cowboysDelete
can we have a grouchies thoughts with camel toe? or cleavage? just trying to expand yr horizonsReplyDelete
Being that I don't think I really have any female readers to offend I can work on that for a future feature!Delete
SWEET . u r the best.Delete
also women like a nice set of BOOOOOOOOOOBIESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.Delete