Here’s a little secret for you: although I’ve been singing for nearly twenty years, I still get pretty nervous when I have to sing. And I get waaaaaay more nervous when I sing at weddings than when I sing at church or elsewhere. See, at church, if you mess up, God doesn’t really care as long as you’re singing for the right reasons. But if you screw up at a wedding, you’ve messed up someone’s special day. And it’ll probably be immortalized on video for them, too.
Unfortunately, this pic is about thirty pounds ago:(. But I’m working on it…ten down so far. So anyway, I’ve got three hours to freak out until I have to be there, so..eh, yay for me?
So, we had breakfast out at Blessing’s Cafe, which was fantastic, and then we did a little shopping; we’re looking at a fairly sizeable purchase by the end of the summer, so we’re doing our homework and making sure that we set appropriate expectations and get the very best for our money’s worth.
Last year was the year of the frivilous purchase for us…that’s when we got the Vita-Mix and replaced our television, but it was also the last year of tuition for me, so we’ve freed up a sizeable chunk for that. This year’s purchase, although I’m not ready to talk about it on the blog, is only partly frivilous, but will also be purposeful and a good investment.
One of the things I regret over the course of the last few years that I’ve been blogging is the grip I’ve lost on frugality. I always thought that I’d be immune to the trend of most people to increase their lifestyle to match their increase in salary. And that was the case up until last year. It’s time to bring back $25 grocery weeks and “no-heat November,” I think.