tomorrow is my friday!!!!

and i'm thinking it will be a long day.

but when it's over i'll be free! (at least until next tuesday.)

on thursday morning jon & i are driving up to chimney rock (the north carolina one) and then after a little scenic time there we'll head over to our camp site somewhere in asheville. jon made the reservation - i don't know where we're going.

friday we'll have lunch w/ old friends at their home in asheville and then we'll spend the day in town.

saturday we'll pack up and maybe do some hiking and then head back to durham for the 4th of July celebrations.

we're off on monday too, but not sure yet what we're going to be doing.

maybe something to do with this.


sephora & dividends

last weekend i was the "reader" in the wedding of my beloved friend Anne. i got to read in french & in english & in catholic. (i did almost as much speaking as the deacon who performed the ceremony did! but i didn't get to wear a robe.)

anyway, my beloved friend Anne is generous to a fault, and as a gift she gave me a wonderful gift card to Sephora. Sephora is much fancier than i am. their gift cards come wrapped in little compact mirrors, which i now use when i apply lip gloss.

we went to sephora tonight so that i could spend my gift card. i didn't spend any of it, though, b/c i was indecisive and also a little tired.

before the trip to sephora we went to REI where i promptly coveted everything i saw. here are somethings i really want right now:

a rain jacket
a small hiking backpack (for day trips)
a large hiking backpack (for more than day trips)
a bike

the rain jacket and small day-trip-hiking-back-pack i want for this reason: on Memorial Day we drove to the zoo and my mom, dad, adam, and andrea met us there. adam and andrea were so cute with their day-trip-hiking-back-packs and i was jealous. and after we had seen all of the animals and were headed back to the parking lot it started pouring and they both whipped out their rain jackets from their day-trip-hiking-back-packs and they stayed wonderfully dry! so basically i just want to be cool like my younger brother & his adorable lady friend.

i didn't get anything at REI, but jon got a new pair of flip flops. when were were checking out i was on the phone with my dad, but jon gave the cashier our REI membership card and i found out that i had $17.99 in dividends!!! i did not hesitate to demonstrate my excitement. i then wandered off toward the kayaks to continue talking to Dad, but when we left the store jon told me that the cashier had said to him, "you would've thought she had won the lottery!"



i can't believe i haven't posted in a month.

wait... yes i can!

well, june has been a busy month, but nothing very blog-worthy has happened.

i will say, though, that i checked out a book from the library called "what happened to thrift?" because i wanted to do some reading on how to save money. it was a good book - not life changing, but good enough.

and then i forgot to turn the book back in to the library.

and now i owe them $1.50.

that is not thrifty.

(on the other hand, i always enjoying paying my fines to the public library. the more fines they collect, the more books & services they can offer to my community.)
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