erika_sanely: (I win at life)
So for the last couple of months whenever I've gone grocery shopping I've managed to keep to the list, and not do any impulse buying. It's made me feel as though I am merely months away from being classed as a grown-up and not just someone who is legally allowed to drink and vote.

Yesterday, when I went grocery shopping and I must admit to going off-list, BUT! I impulsed bought fruit (dates and blackberries to be precise), so despite the impulse buy, I am totally putting two ticks in the "Almost a grown-up" column.

(And one day, I shall totes write up the "Almost a grown-up list" and "Not quite a grown-up list" so I can see just how close I am to it.)(It seriously worries me when people I went to school with tell me they are now parents of teenagers. I am no where near close to that kind of responsibility. Some days I class popcorn as a main meal option.)

Day 26

Jun. 26th, 2011 02:19 pm
erika_sanely: (Ray pleases me)
I have been very busy today, cooking wise. So far I have

* made a chicken curry,

* made a lamb rogan josh

* stewed some apples

* whipped up a very easy bread-and-butter-pudding,

and

* made mayonnaise from scratch.

All I have to do now to portion up the rogan josh and freeze it and I am sorted for ages when it comes to coming home from work and not feeling up to cooking and having to get the washing up done the same night.

Add to that another trip to supermarket where I only bought items that were on my shopping list and I feel I've earned at least 6 ticks in the "Almost a grownup" column.

I have learnt (learned? I can never work out which one to use. If there's a trick to remembering please let me know) that I need to have Adele on the iPod and a $3 plastic tiara on my head give the motivation to kick booty on weekends and get heaps of house work and kitchen stuff done.

Hmmm, does a $3 plastic tiara negate the 6 ticks I just gave myself on the "almost a grown-up list"? I may need to re-think my weekend strategy in that case.

Day 26

Jun. 26th, 2011 02:19 pm
erika_sanely: (Ray pleases me)
I have been very busy today, cooking wise. So far I have

* made a chicken curry,

* made a lamb rogan josh

* stewed some apples

* whipped up a very easy bread-and-butter-pudding,

and

* made mayonnaise from scratch.

All I have to do now to portion up the rogan josh and freeze it and I am sorted for ages when it comes to coming home from work and not feeling up to cooking and having to get the washing up done the same night.

Add to that another trip to supermarket where I only bought items that were on my shopping list and I feel I've earned at least 6 ticks in the "Almost a grownup" column.

I have learnt (learned? I can never work out which one to use. If there's a trick to remembering please let me know) that I need to have Adele on the iPod and a $3 plastic tiara on my head give the motivation to kick booty on weekends and get heaps of house work and kitchen stuff done.

Hmmm, does a $3 plastic tiara negate the 6 ticks I just gave myself on the "almost a grown-up list"? I may need to re-think my weekend strategy in that case.
erika_sanely: (Wash is a leaf)
I went house-hunting today, and I think I found my perfect house.

So, I have applied for a loan, and now have my fingers crossed. I should know by next week if I can have the money, and then I can make an offer.

Sweet Jesus, what have done??
erika_sanely: (Wash is a leaf)
I went house-hunting today, and I think I found my perfect house.

So, I have applied for a loan, and now have my fingers crossed. I should know by next week if I can have the money, and then I can make an offer.

Sweet Jesus, what have done??
erika_sanely: (Default)
Yesterday I went down to the real estate office to make an appointment for next week to have a look at some houses.

For I am planning on buying a house.

Menatally, the idea of buying a house and having a bank loan to pay off for the next 30 years freaks me out somewhat. However, I am sick of living in rented places. For the last month or so I have had this urge to .... well, potter would be the best way to describe it. I want to plant a herb garden, and have pots in my garden. Heck, I want a garden that I'd care about watering. (Of course, I have issues with watering gardens when we're in the middle of a drought, and thus at the moment I bucket out the water in my bath for the garden, but that is beside the point.)

I'm ready. So, next week my parents are coing over and we're going to look at about 6 houses that I like the look of, and can afford. And whilst I've been having grown-up moments, I went to a bank to get a hypothetical I what I could borrow, and have set my spending limit 20 grand below that. I figure while it would be nice to have a house, it would also be nice to have a life at the same time.
erika_sanely: (Default)
Yesterday I went down to the real estate office to make an appointment for next week to have a look at some houses.

For I am planning on buying a house.

Menatally, the idea of buying a house and having a bank loan to pay off for the next 30 years freaks me out somewhat. However, I am sick of living in rented places. For the last month or so I have had this urge to .... well, potter would be the best way to describe it. I want to plant a herb garden, and have pots in my garden. Heck, I want a garden that I'd care about watering. (Of course, I have issues with watering gardens when we're in the middle of a drought, and thus at the moment I bucket out the water in my bath for the garden, but that is beside the point.)

I'm ready. So, next week my parents are coing over and we're going to look at about 6 houses that I like the look of, and can afford. And whilst I've been having grown-up moments, I went to a bank to get a hypothetical I what I could borrow, and have set my spending limit 20 grand below that. I figure while it would be nice to have a house, it would also be nice to have a life at the same time.

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