March 31, 2008

Weekend Recap

Hello and welcome to Monday!

I am starting to feel like I haven't really posted for a long time! I have been doing so many memes (such as Friday Fill In, Menu Plan Monday and Thursday Thirteen), I haven't had a chance to do an update on what is going on!

We were able to figure out our tax situation (talked about here). We still owe, but only around $300. After tax season is over, we will be searching for a new accountant.

After helping with a mini scrapbook class on Friday, I wanted to dive in to my pile of photos and scrapbook into the night. Unfortunately instead, I spent most of Saturday cleaning my apartment. Between posting a few items to craigslist, and sweeping up dust elephants, I was able to sneak in a little time to make a baby card, which I promptly posted here for my Weekend Flair series!

Saturday was also the 29th. To celebrate, my husband and I went to Red Lobster! Yep, it was a huge treat. We were very grateful a gift card we had received for Christmas covered much of the cost. When eating out, I usually stick to something I know. I'm always afraid that if I would get something new, I won't like it and end up wasting food and/or money. However, I felt like being adventurous, and ordered the Rock Island Stuffed Tilapia! MMMM Good.
("Fresh tilapia roasted with crab-and-seafood stuffing and topped with langostino lobster meat in a creamy lobster butter sauce.")

I am so happy today is the last day of March! Only 39 days left until graduation! Plus, even though it is Snowing again, I'm still excited and hopeful for spring. In addition, it means my month of No New Stuff is nearly at it's end. It was a crazy month of not buying anything. I had moments of withdrawal, and did end up getting groceries with just a week to spare, however overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. I can only imagine all the money I saved by not picking up random things at the store. I am hoping this experience will help guide my (well, both my husband and my) shopping in the future.

Speaking of 39 days till graduation, I do not have a job. Previously, I spoke of my dream job opening up. However with the politics of student affairs, they are still in the process of sorting applications. I'm hopeful for an interview, but also working on applying to other jobs. I'm torn between the part time/full time job thing, and for the same reasons listed previously. I just don't know. What really concerns me is this decision will really impact the rest of my life. It will determine where my husband and I will live for the next 3-5 years (minimum), where we will start a family, what church we attend, what activities we are able to participate in, if I can pursue a part-time job in the arts... the list could go on and on!

That is all I can think of right now. Hopefully I covered everything!

Have a great week!


  1. I SO ate at Red Lobster with my boss today and thought that meal looked really good. I promptly went with my standy, the popcorn shrimp.

    Best wishes with the end of school and job search. I remember those feelings... Heck, I've got a great job and still sometimes sit and ponder my future and if I'm doing the right thing.

  2. oh my gosh! I totally need to send in my taxes! I have completly forgot! I am such a flake. I am so glad you posted something about that!

  3. Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

    I totally understand your job dilemma. Hope there will be something that will "click" with you and your plans soon!

    You giraffe card is very sweet :)

  4. That's awesome that you're almost done with school. Yay!

    I'll have the same job dilemma once I finish school in July. I'm sure you will find something you like, though!

  5. Cool. Only 39 days until school is done. You're going to be so glad to have your masters.

  6. I am so sorry it has taken me like forever and a day to get back to you! Thanks for stopping at my blog... I am going to be much more active now... I have had a busy few weeks... Your blog is very cool and it sounds like you are getting pretty excited about your upcoming graduation! I will be back again!

  7. Congratulations on graduation! I'm going to be graduating with my Master's on May 18th. Maybe we should have a virtual graduation party?

  8. Michie... I like how you think! We just might have to do something!!!