Monday, March 29, 2010

Save me from savings hell.

Oh lordy lord, we are so close to the end of this savings hell that I can hardly think of anything but going on vacation and spending money.

We're both at a point where we spend almost as much time thinking about all the things we need/want to buy after the moneymoon as we do thinking about the moneymoon. I've been trying to prioritize my shopping list for when I return. So far, this is what I'm thinking about.

1. Clothes. Lots and lots of clothes. And shoes.
2. Curtains for the living room, thus cutting off the neighbors' spectacular peep-show into our lives.
3. Custom frames for the many prints we have.
4. Plants.
5. A credenza. Surprised it isn't higher on the list?
6. Still more clothes.

We leave on Thursday for a few days in San Francisco with family, so between this week and next week we've only got 6 days at home before the big trip. Neither of us has any energy or interest in cooking with so little time in town, so we decided to buy groceries at work for some turkey-sandwich-making lunches, instead of cooking up something interesting.  I think our plans for the evening meals involve various cereals, popcorn and pasta.

I've been toying with the idea of going meatless for the month of May. Not because I love animals (I love to eat animals), and not for health (I love to eat animals), but because I think it will challenge us to eat more of a variety of vegetables, and try some new recipes. I don't have an adventurous spirit when it comes to new foods - especially when it comes to vegetables. I'm inherently suspicious of them. I wouldn't even eat anything green until I was in university, and even now - when I know that I do like green beans, or can accept broccoli - I'm still hesitant to cook them. I could never be a foodie because I'm suspicious of new things. So, if I was forced to get a little more creative and adventurous with my meals by not eating meat, I might broaden my vegetable horizons.

That said, when I brought this up with H. as a possibility, we decided that fish wouldn't be considered a meat. Like a Seventh Day Adventist friend, who won't eat meat but says fish isn't an animal. We would go SDA meatless.

(these photos are from our last trip to San Francisco.)

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