Obsession overload

:Circus music:

This is me juggling flaming torches while riding a unicycle and dodging flying beach balls. Got that visual?  Good~

Needless to say, assuming that you can take my visual and figure out the feeling of multi-tasking, that I’m feeling a bit under pressure.

Recently, our household has been dominated by 3 things:  Workouts, weddings, and wcoupons (The ‘w’ is silent. I wanted the alliteration, but couldn’t think of a ‘w’ word for coupon clipping. Again, I have the English degree- I can do what I want).  Today, we did all three of these things.

Let me tell you about INSANITY in case you aren’t in the know.  It is, exactly what it’s named for.  The Fiance and I are huffing and puffing during the warm up.  Forty minutes later, we are on the floor in puddles of sweat and self-esteem.  Needless to say, it’s a bit intense.  We finished Day :drumroll please: 2.  It promotes itself as a sixty-day program which will leave you with a ‘beachbody’.  Now, I don’t know about that. What I do know is that if I have another day of walking with 4 inch steps because of the searing pain in my calves (Poor baby cows!), INSANITY may just be a three-day program.  I’m just saying.

(On a side note: I have a great burst of satisfaction when I see the folks on the video starting to fall out towards the end of the dvd. )

Weddings:  Feels like everything we do is somehow tied into that magical day of undetermined date and location.  I’ve read two wedding books this week and am well into my third.  Did you know that old wedding rhyme has some reasoning behind it? Here ya go:

Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue:

Old as a guarantee that the love and affection she enjoyed before her marriage will endure,

New for success in her new life,

Borrowed as a symbol that friends may always be helpful when needed,

Blue to designate her loyalty and devotion to her groom.

Of course, we could have figured that out, even without the research to back it up. I just like that traditions come from somewhere.  I’m looking to find something to add a little pizazz to the ceremony.  Here’s another good one:

In Christian ceremonies the bride stands on the grooms left.  This was started when it may have been necessary for the groom to reach for his sword with his right hand in order to keep someone from riding up and stealing his bride during the wedding.

Of course, I am sorta’ hoping that The Fiance just skims this post because if he reads carefully, he’s going to get it in his head that he needs to have a sword in order to protect me from masked bandits and armed assassins…in Michigan…in non-downtown-Detroit, Michigan.

Right now, as I write, The Fiance is looking up venues for us to visit when we head up North.  He has, thankfully, jump headlong into the wedding planning.  I’m so thankful that my PIC (partner in crime) is totally onboard with helping out.  I know a lot of grooms take the “oh let her decide” view, but I’m lucky to have a future hubs that wants to be involved. 

Our last obsession has been couponing.  This is something that we started up months ago, but have gotten into big time over the last few weeks.  Our coupon book has finally been completed, which has made it a lot easier to deal with coupons albeit nerdier.

Go big or go home

Today though, we made a killer transaction.  We’ve been stockpiling coupons for cleaning stuff, knowing that Walgreens was due for a sale. And today, we got ’em!  A bunch of their stuff was buy one-get one. We also had coupons for money off.  AND, we did a few smart moves and received $10 in Walgreens in-store credits.  Ultimately our total was over $40, but we paid only $9.

I have to admit to you though, that things have gone from that vow we made a few weeks ago (See post: “New Obsession”)…..

Digging through the recycling to make sure he didn't throw out one of our valuable coupons...

Yeah…. we may need an intervention soon.

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5 Responses to Obsession overload

  1. mom says:

    First step to hoarders is sitting in the garage going through old newspapers.

    • Monster says:

      Heehee, I chuckled quite a bit when I read this. I know that we’re living on the edge….one false step.

  2. Ty says:

    Obviously I was digging through the recycling to save myself from getting yelled at for throwing away money… :)

  3. Andrea says:

    I liked to look up the meaning of all our traditions when I was doing wedding planning too. I hate doing things”just because”. That stuff is just so interesting to me.

    We’re looking forward to your big visit to “Detroit”!

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