Saturday, September 27, 2014

Up for another challenge?

My studio is offering another 20 class challenge for the month of October.

Since my practice has fizzled down a lot lately (especially with the start of school and other extracurricular activities for DS), I figured why not amp it up again and do something nice for myself.

In some other positive news, I found out I will be receiving a 5% merit raise starting in the next pay period. I was excited to be acknowledged at work, and this was also something I did not expect or even ask for so it was a great surprise.  And even though it's not a huge difference, that's still very much needed $$ because our expenses and bills seem to keep going up and up.

At the same time, I do need to become more mindful in that area. I am calling myself out on my blog because spending money is something I always can justify and that's a slippery slope.

I haven't been super accountable lately and have spent a lot of $$$ on things that I don't really need.....

One of my goals this fall is to try to be more steps.....

Do you have any good tips to share about cutting costs?

What about staying accountable to your yoga or other similar practice?

I'll end this post by sharing pics of my medal from the summer sizzle :) 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Great first week

Just a quick little update to say that DS had a great first week of back to kindergarten.

I feel like full day school is the link that has been missing from his life all along.

He looks forward to going each day, and has actually started asking to go to bed at night, which never ever happens in our house.

It's wonderful that he's so engaged all the time and loves to learn.

As for me, work has been crazy this week. Lots of action with many of my clients.  The program has also been growing, so several new people have started which has changed up the group dynamic a bit.

I haven't been to yoga in more than a week but I plan to change that this weekend. Finances are tighter now that we have to pay for monthly pre-care so I don't want to waste the $$$$ I'm spending on my monthly unlimited classes.

I also haven't been eating healthy much lately either so that needs to change.

My students are starting on Monday so I am hoping that goes well and I have no more drama for a bit in that department. I have decided that I'm just NOT dealing with it, so if I feel that someone is a bad fit, or they end up being too much work, off they will go......

Other than that not much new to report.  What's up in your world with crazy September?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Where did the summer go?

I can't believe it's back to school tomorrow!

Where the heck did summer go?

 I say this every year, but I didn't get to participate in nearly enough of the things I enjoy and look forward to.

I think it had to do with lack of time, lack of money and being consumed by laziness more often than not.

But, I am sure the warm weather will be here for awhile longer AND I get to look forward to all the fall things I enjoy.....cooler mornings, apple and pumpkin picking, flavored coffees and boots!

We went to a BBQ at my in laws yesterday and they always have enough food to feed an I treated them to a nice hostess gift of a pumpkin spice latte and a yummy smelling fall candle to kickstart the season.

I'm already looking at dates to head Upstate and my son starts soccer in a few weeks.

My social work students start placement a week from today.

Do you have any back to school or fall plans you are looking forward to?