Friday, May 15, 2009

Saturday List:

  • I gave up diet Pepsi. Not forever, but at least for a while. I'm on day two. Um, so far it's going well. When I announced it to Steven while shopping at the commissary, he looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe I am. I can't give up the tea and coffee yet, so I figured Pepsi was a good start.

  • My friend, Amy, posted the most common things you see in Okinawa. It's a great post because it really IS what I see everyday! Fun, fun, fun.

  • I still haven't edited the pictures from the dragon boat races. It's been a bad week. I'm just so thankful it's Saturday. Hopefully, next week will be MUCH better. For one, I have a new battery for my car ($136 later... ~highway robbery!~). I'll be able to leave the house, at least.

  • At the PX yesterday, while I was busy having Seth try on sandals, Bekah got out the shampoo that was already in my cart. She proceeded to squirt it all over the floor of the shoe section. Thankfully, it didn't end up on any of the shoes so I only had to buy an empty bottle of shampoo. *sigh*

  • Why is it that all my car stuff is due at once? Two cars in the US both have their tags due. In Japan both cars had their JCI's due and now Japanese road tax for both of them. Oh, and guess what -- The yearly insurance on both of the Japan cars are due next month. Yippee!

  • Needless to say... I haven't signed up for SCBWI LA yet. We don't do debt. I keep putting off the sign-up until I can get some of the car stuff taken care of.

  • HOWEVER, I do have tickets to go home! YEA! My brother is getting married in July. The kids and I are staying for a month and a half. My father will be driving me crazy by then and I'll be begging to get on a plane to come back to Okinawa!

  • The Casey-imposed deadline for my first draft came and went. I'm not done. I'm close, but not done.

    1. I hear you about all the "extra" expenses coming due like an avalanche. I'm still choking on the cost of the SCBWI conference!! So I haven't booked it yet either. At least I'm already in LA. haha

    2. I'm impressed you even mentioned the deadline. You'll get there!

      It seriously feels like the "extra" expenses never end around here and we're pretty darn frugal.

      And yea, Jesse put $200 into his truck today and has registration due as well.


      Good luck with the diet Pepsi thing! I have mostly given up caffeinated soda, myself. Not likely to ever give up coffee. Ha!

    3. YIPEE! I'll e-mail you about soon about details for Seth and Bekah. We booked the Rehearsal date! It's the day before the wedding, that Friday. I hear you are coming in Thursday. Can't wait!

    4. giving up diet Pepsi. *shivers*

      You weren't paying attention to Bekah in the shoe section. ;)

      Yay, can't wait to see you and the kids and Steven.

    5. Wow! Sounds crazy there. Are you sure you want to give up the Pepsi? No, no. Of course you did. I did that a few years ago and have only rarely regretted it, especially after I got over the initial cravings. Good luck with it!



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