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Summer resurgance
It's the last day of session and I'm so ready for the Summer to begin. I'm going to start with a thorough cleaning and purging and moving of all my stuff to Anthony's. I'm so glad to be moving and have my life in one place. I have visions of cooking dinner and keeping a clean house. Anthony and I plan to move our gym memberships to the same place and start working out together so we can look our best for the wedding.

I feel like this Winter I've just been going through the motions of working and watching TV. And I feel like I need to spend the Summer doing the things that I love, but haven't had the ambition to do.

I'm totally out of the fashion loop and have really curtailed my shopping (see post below). So, I might make some trips to the Goodwill and see if I like anything.

I need to get running again and rid my body of all the sins I ate during conference committee. Maybe I'll boost my regular runs with some old aerobics videos. Anthony's basement is a good place to do them. I can't wait to get my bangs cut or at least unpack my scissors and trim them myself. And I'll be glad to get a little sun on my legs.

I want to embroider like crazy again, like I did two summers ago. Finish all the projects that I haven't started or are half done.

I want to make plans to have parties with friends, make dinner with Anthony. And do things that foster our relationship (i.e. things he wants to do). Ride bikes, rollerblade, coffeeshop concerts, encourage him to record a new CD.

Oh, and finish planning the wedding :)
I paid off a credit card!

To put myself in a better position to get a home loan, I took Suze Orman's advice and started aggressively paying down my credit card with the highest interest rate. So, all my tax refund and Christmas money went towards my debt on that card.

Now, I just have one more card to deal with and I've also been making multiple smaller payments per month on that card. It's nice now to be able to put all my credit payments in one place instead of splitting it between two.

Last Fall, I started tracking and graphing my balances to encourage me to pay my cards off. When I was doing it in my head I thought I was paying down my debt, when in reality it was more moving it around between cards. It was really helpful for me to see it in black and white.

It also helped to stop using the cards all together (duh).

Ugh, to think of all the interest I paid on stuff I bought two years ago.
This is where I spend my late nights

Can you name the senate staffers?

Courtesy of Anthony
Happy Mother's Day Mom

I didn't have time to pick-up a card so I made you one from office supplies. I just put it in the mail on Friday, but I hope it gets to you in time.

You inspire me to be a better woman and continue to amaze me with your brilliance and charm. I hope some day I'm as awesome as you.

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