Wednesday, March 24, 2010

this and that

Time continues to fly by and plans are becoming more concrete for my trip to Paris! If I think about it too much I get so giddy and excited I can hardly stand it. I try to not give it too much thought for that reason beyond logistics. I've been accepted by Mission Nannys as a part of their team and go with the full backing of their mission board. They are printing up prayer cards for me and everything. :) If you would like one just let me know and when they come in I'll get one to you.

It feels more real because I'm going to actively be putting aside the money for my plane ticket now. I have a goal amount and a date to have it saved by, and it's awfully close! I work best under pressure though as far as saving money goes. With no deadline or specific goal I tend to just waffle around with money. I need to be better about following a budget although I've found I don't work as well with Dave Ramsey's plan. Or maybe I just didn't try hard enough long enough? Anyhow I decided my own little thing was working out well enough, maybe just using his principles and sticking to my plan (which is better than NO plan!) was the best way to go.

I've been having fun cooking lately, trying new things and expanding my horizons in the area of food. I made the most amazing dinner tonight if I say so myself!! I made Pioneer Woman's Linguine with Shrimp, the Food Network's Garlic Sauteed Spinach, and creamed corn. Oh my goodness. I have to say though, Pioneer Woman talks about how fun it is to put the linguine & shrimp in the foil and how cute it is and all that--I don't know what she's talking about because that wasn't very fun, it seemed like more trouble than it was worth. Seems like it would be easier to just leave it in the pot and cover the top with foil. Same difference yeah? I will try that next time. Oh and it makes A TON so I probably won't double it. Also the spinach was a bit salty so I'd probably double everything but the salt next time. It still made for an epic dinner and everyone else agreed it was amazing. Score for me. :) Next time I get brave I'm going to try asparagus. :D

Thursday, March 18, 2010