Saturday, August 20, 2016

Just a bunch of Random

I decided to fire up my computer mainly because my phone is running out of usable space.
So, my main intent was to just plug the phone in and transfer a bunch of files to hard drive and go back on my merry way.

That led me to you.

Earlier today we took the baby to the Farmers Market at Downtown Summerlin.  Downtown Summerlin is becoming one of my favorite places to go.  It has a bunch of fun little shops that we like to look at.  It's a nice and easy walk and has a lot of good eateries.   We recently discovered a place that has Frozen Custard which we have been enjoying.  Not to mention that they have a Dave and Buster's coming soon plus a Maggiano's and more.  
And, lets not forget, lots of Pokestops! Kind of important there.

So after we did that we met up with Linda Lou and her husband for lunch and had an hour of good food and great conversation before heading home.

I decided to take a nap when we got home because starting tomorrow night I have to work an entire week of Overnight shifts before Inventory.  It is going to suck but after two weeks of hell (the overnights plus the week of inventory) I'll be able to get back into a normalized routine and soon after it will all be a distant memory.
I just deleted nearly 14 gigs of pics and videos from my phone's camera alone.  Not too shabby.

So, tonight my goal is to stay up late so that I can sleep in so that the overnight's don't kill me.  Doing one is no problem, it's by the time you get to the 3rd or 4th and you haven't slept well that I am worrying about.

I've also started a new diet and after the first week I am down 4 pounds.  I've lost the weight before but keeping it off is the big issue.  I'm going to just self diagnose as having food addiction and admit that I have horrible impulse control when it comes to eating.
I can eat great for a week but then I'll have one slip up where I grab a piece of cake or some chips and next thing you know I've inhaled a pizza and drank a gallon of BBQ sauce.  I've got issues.
But, I'm working on it and working on getting back down to my wedding weight.
So 1 week in and 4 pounds later I will accept this week as a win even though it could have been more and I could have done better.  Baby steps.

I feel like I have asked this before, but does anyone know how to sync your phone pictures with your blogger account?

On Writing -
I've been trying to write.  I have a few random ideas in my head but I really feel as though my skills as a write suck.  I can type up a few pages but when I go back and read what I wrote I feel like it is lacking or needs lots of improvement.
It is possible that I'll still finally do it and churn something out just for the sake of doing it but I hate being overly critical of myself in that regard and thus never progressing.

On finances.
As of this past Friday the wife and I are officially 2/3rds of our way through saving up our Fully Funded Emergency fund of 6 months living expenses.  Our original goal was to have the money in Savings by October 31st pay check but we are actually on pace to hit our goal slightly before that.

However, there are some big spending coming up like my trip to PA with our 11 year old.  That one is going to cost me and set me back a bit.  I've been putting it off but I really need to mail my buddy a check for the tickets and I have to buy the plane tickets as well.

Since I'll be up late maybe I'll look into those plane tickets tonight.

And, that is enough random for the rest of the night.
Hope y'all had a great night.


  1. to have a nice poker bankroll, 6 months of living expenses might not be enough. i think for me $11k covers this, but it sure dont feel like enough.

    1. for us, 6 months living expenses we settled on $15k.

      Then we save for a downpayment on the house.

      And somewhere in there I'll start saving up for a poker bankroll....
      I did put $10 on - lol...

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