Currently I am feeling like a blogging newbie. This is the first link-up I have participated in since 2015 and I just had to review link-up rules and etiquette to make sure I was doing this right. Once I am done writing this post I am going to awkwardly post comments on stranger’s blogs. “I know you, but you don’t know me! I read your blog! Let’s be friends!” The first time commenting on a blog is always weird to me. Link-ups are out of my comfort zone, but I want friends in the blogging world!
So let’s begin…
My finances. I have always been a saver, but until this year I had never stuck to a budget. On January 1st, my husband and I created a fancy budget sheet and it has turned me into a cheap wad. In January I spent very little money. I successfully cut my spending in half in February. I plan to spend even less in March. By December, you will probably be able to find me cooking a can of beans over a campfire and bragging about how I saved two cents buying store brand beans.
Muffins. Confession: I don’t like cupcakes. I have been over the cupcake trend since it started, and I am ready to move on from Cupcake Station to Muffin Market. Muffin Mansion? Muffin Malls? Whatever we want to call it let’s just get there. Muffins are delicious, healthyish, and versatile. I have convinced myself that one dozen mini muffins is the same as one regular muffin. I think a nice snack size is about 1.5 regular muffins. Maybe. It's hard to tell because I make mini muffins.
“Do you think I would drown if I did a triathlon?” and “Is it possible to practice swimming without water?” My cousin asked me to do a sprint triathlon with her. I am intrigued, but I don’t swim. Seriously, it’s 30 degrees outside right now, how do swimmers train in winter? Do I need to join a gym with a pool? Luckily for my husband, I will continue to share my swimming thoughts out loud until I decide to commit to the race and do some research, or run (and bike but not swim) away from the whole triathlon idea.
A picture says 1000 words. This one says things like “I don’t get out much” and “Thank goodness I am not a fashion blogger”. But mainly, “I spent $89 on a pair of fancy sweat pants from Athleta and after wearing them for less than a month both knees have giant holes in them, but I will continue to wear them at home because they are comfy and cost me $89.”
Blog posts! On my NEW blog (this one)!! I am finally operating a real blog for the first time since January 2016!!! I love blogging. It feels good to be back!