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We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’m not really into it, and J, like most men, wouldn’t even know it was coming if there wasn’t candy piled everywhere in every store. Last year I had to go out of town to see my Great Grandma who was pretty sick. I came home to a washed car and chocolate covered strawberries. Perfect! I’m hoping that this weekend we will get to go for a hike, but that’s more about having a three day weekend, and less about the holiday. I don’t know if it’s all of the years of being single or what, but a holiday that tells you that you have to be nice to the person you love simply doesn’t jive with either one of us. What do you think?
I know my February goal was to use my Beth Moore Bible Study book every morning, but then I felt really called to buy the Naptime Diaries Lent Devotional. I splurged on the $28 (including shipping) book and it arrived on Monday. I can’t even tell you how glad I am that I did. It’s STUNNING.
I’m not giving anything up for Lent. I’m sure I could find something, but I’ve really struggled with quiet time consistency so my focus will be coming closer to God. If you’re wishing you would have purchased the devotional, you can still buy the e-copy and print it yourself or use it electronically for only $12! If you bought it today you could do two days each one of these holiday weekend days and you’d be all caught up! Easy peasy. (Or you could just start on day 1 and it’s not like Jesus is going to complain.)
I’ve been cooking breakfast for myself in the mornings. I’m not a fan of eggs, but they are so good for you and J makes them for himself every morning. If I cover them up with something more flavorful like a ton of pepper or salsa, I can eat them. I’m trying to be more healthy and less hangry at 11:30 every morning, so this week I’ve cooked myself breakfast. I have noticed a real difference. I’ve been cooking a couple pieces of sausage and two scrambled eggs. It doesn’t sound like a lot of food, but it’s more than enough. Also, sausage does take a bit of time, so I can put it in the pan and get other things done while they cook and I can do dishes, work on the blog, or pick out my clothes as long as I shake the pan around every so often.
One day I even had leftovers. I’m going to try to keep this up since it has made a difference, and feels better than a breakfast sandwich in the Starbucks drive-thru.
I paid $1.78 for gas last night. WHAT?! I’m so excited! When I started driving at 17, I paid $1.60 for gas. In law school, when I drove my Jeep that got 14 MPG, I was paying $4.25 a gallon. OUCH! So to fill up my tank, including the reserve tank because the gas light came on (oops!) was about $19.50! I can’t even believe it! I know that the super wealthy people get nervous about their investments when this happens, but I’m excited to have $20 more for my debt snowball, or maybe a tiny splurge at Target this weekend.
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