July 31, 2007

I am like Galadriel!

Filed under: Uncategorized — oneplainjane @ 10:38 am

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?


Possessing a rare combination of wisdom and humility, while serenely dominating your environment you selflessly use your powers to care for others.

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Galadriel is a character in the Middle-Earth universe.


July 23, 2007

I’m done!

Filed under: Uncategorized — oneplainjane @ 9:15 am

I finished all 759 pages at Midnight last night. I read all of it in 2 days!

I normally wouldn’t have read it that fast, but Ryan was listening to the audio book and I had to keep up with him or ahead so that he wouldn’t give me spoilers. He has a tendancy to want to tell stuff. No to be mean necessarily. Just because he can’t NOT tell someone.

I’ll say this …it was very sad, but it ended as it should.

July 20, 2007

Burn Notice

Filed under: Uncategorized — oneplainjane @ 9:55 am

“When spies get fired, they don’t get a letter from human resources. They get BURNED…”

If you haven’t seen this show you need to watch it! It is on the USA Network which also makes some other great shows such as Psych and Monk.

My favorite part about the show is it gives you “how to” hints on how spies work. Such as …. Bathrooms are good places to fight, you won’t hurt your fingers punching someone when there are plenty of hard surfaces to bang their head on.


July 17, 2007

How do we do it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — oneplainjane @ 3:55 pm

A few months back my husbands contract ended. He was working for a computer company that I will not name (they make THE best computers and MP3 players, and have recently put out a new phone which you may have heard of). He started the hunt to find a new job. Everyone was awed by his experience, but were not as awed by his educational background. He was PERFECT for all the positions he interviewed for, but he didn’t have the piece of paper hanging on the wall will the gold stamp on it.

For the two months he spent interviewing, I got a little panic-y. I didn’t think that we could go very long on one income. But then as the 2 months finally passed, I realized…. We are doing FINE! We can do this!

We had cut back a lot. We didn’t eat out as much as we had before. (Good for the pocketbook as well as the waist!)I didn’t haphazardly buy things off WOOT! or Amazon anymore. We didn’t splurge on weekends away. We watched our Netflix instead of going to the movies. We cut our satellite programming down. We didn’t go to the mall.

We decided that we were going to go for it! Ryan was going to stop searching for a full-time job and he would focus on school. I knew how hard it was for me going to school and working full time or even part-time. I wanted him to be able to trudge through without having to worry about getting to work or asking work to try to fit around his school schedule. I especially didn’t want work to get in the way of his homework. That was the toughest part about working and going to school… finding time to do the homework.

So, now months later, our bills are getting paid (even though they raised our rent AGAIN), we don’t REALLY feel deprived, and we are staying afloat. We even have a bit to spare and put into savings on occasion. When both of us were working I thought we were SO POOR. Now we are living on less than half.

Sure, we don’t have savings like we used to. We can’t be a flexible or fancy free like we used to be. But you know what! I can still get a pedicure once in a while! So life is good.

July 16, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — oneplainjane @ 4:43 pm

Look what I found…..

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