What a week.

In an effort to write more often (think: at least once a week), here I am!

Problem is, I really feel like I don’t have much to say. Especially since my mind feels like absolute mush.



This week was an absolute doozy. My car was hit (while parked in front of my house) and the jerk drove away without leaving a note. I have no clue who did it, but my driver side door is smashed in. After repeating myself a few times (to 311, APD, my insurance representative, and then my claims adjustor), my car was finally towed to a body shop. Hopefully they’ll confirm that my car was struck by somebody (which it was) and my deductible will go from $1000 to $250.


On top of that, I had some pretty frustrating days at work and have come home feeling dead. I’ve fallen asleep before 9 pm for the last three nights and am still so tired. I told Patrick that it feels like I need at least 12 solid hours of completely uninterrupted sleep. So that’s what I’m going for tonight!

Sleep. A massage. And a very comfortable couch. All of those things sound excellent right now. Maybe some mac n cheese, too.


Also, Patrick leaves for DC in about 9 days. Not looking forward to that.


More finance

All of that being said, life is still very good. I’m still having so much fun learning about finance. Side note: I checked out Get Money by Kristin Wong from my library literally 7 hours ago and have already read a very decent chunk of it. I know that talking about money is weirdly taboo and can be very stressful, but I enjoy the hell out of it. I’m psyched to say that I may be able to pay for grad school out of pocket the first year. (I want that for all three years, btw.) ((Although if someone wants to give me a lot of free money, that’ll work too.))

My two main money goals are these: do not go into debt during grad school and be able to live wherever we want when Patrick and I move to DC.

So DC is hella expensive. Even more so than Austin. Fortunately there’s public transit, but I don’t want to have a two hour commute, ya feel? And all of that is a year away, so it’s perfect timing to save like crazy for it.

But ANYWAY, I could wax poetic about finances all day. It’s fun. And there’s so much to learn! But wait, we are moving away from that conversation now…


In other good news, I made more pan-banging cookies per Patrick’s request and have been thoroughly enjoying the stomach ache I get when I eat a whole one.

Informational Interview

I was able to sit down with a current medical social worker and gain some perspective on the profession. I basically walked away with a laundry list of things to do and focus on during my schooling, so that when I graduate, I can be a total badass social worker. We went to Kerbey Lane and I hadn’t been in forever. At least since graduating! I had the Harvest Omelet, which was my old go-to, and it was better than I remembered. So score!


OH. How could I forget?! I also bought a zucchini transplant for my garden today! Last weekend I harvested all the lettuce and planted some melon. We renewed our lease, so I am very excited to have this garden for another year!

Cross your fingers that next week is easier! And that the dogs don’t wake me up tonight.


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