Wednesday, December 28, 2011

On the fourth day of Christmas

Where are the days going?  I was all set to post my blog entry yesterday, I had even worked on the block of the month and was going to take a couple of pictures ... I laid down on the couch after dinner and that was all she wrote!  I have been fighting a bug that my husband and daughter have, and I am usually the first one to get sick in the family.  Plus, I actually went to the gym yesterday (yay for me!!!!), and I think I just wore myself out!  I am only two blocks away from being done with the block of the month ... I had hoped to get them finished this week before work tomorrow, but it just didn't happen.  I did finish one block, but today I spent the day taking my mom on a few errands, and then going to the movie with my family.  We were going to see the Muppet movie (my pick!), but it was only showing at one time, and we missed that show.  So we decided to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie.  I think it was great ... long, 2 1/2 hours, but it had a good plot that really kept your attention.  I'm sure it will win a couple of awards because the cinematography was amazing.  We had a great time!

You know I love to throw in deals that I find ... our movie deal today was one of my finds.  One of the three blogs that I read that relate to couponing and saving money had posted about Eversave ... it's like Groupon.  The idea is that you buy their "deal" of the day ... you pay for it up front and then they send you a voucher via email.  You are then responsible for redeeming the voucher for whatever it is.  I bought this movie ticket deal the end of November .. it was two tickets for $13; I bought two deals (you could buy up to three).  Then all I had to do today was go to, find the movie and the showing I wanted, order the tickets online, put in the promo code from the two vouchers I had; the tickets were originally $37.50 plus a $5 fee ... I used both my vouchers and paid nothing additional.  Then I printed the tickets at home, and when we went to the theater, we just directly went in and handed the tickets to the gentleman at the podium.  It was great!  This may not be new to some of you, but I've never done anything like this and I couldn't believe how easy it was.  Plus I saved a few bucks and you know what that means ... more money for quilting!

It is coming up on the end of the year rather quickly, and it always makes me think about resolutions, or rather, goals for the new year.  The book we have been reading in my book group for January  is The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  I would highly recommend it; the author broke all her goals up into a year, the main one being to make herself happier.  It is so interesting and inspiring and has a lot of great ideas on how to accomplish your goals.  I guess it is a self-help book, but I didn't feel like it read like one.  I'm thinking of doing a mini-happiness project for the new year.  It's just something I'm tossing around in my head ... I'll let you know what I do.  I am definitely a goal-oriented person and love to plan ... and who couldn't use a dose of happiness thrown in ... so ... do you make new year's resolutions?  I would love to hear what you have to say on that topic!

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