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Starting Year 5

April 26th, 2020 at 02:16 am

DH and I celebrated our 4th anniversary on Thursday. It was a really good day. I took off from work a few hours early. Then we drove to Glenwood, Iowa and got carryout from our favorite Mexican restaurant and then went to a nearby park to eat.

DH surprised me with flowers, a really sweet note in a card, and ... (long story) he bought himself a wedding ring. Overall, since we had our CA trip in September, things have been going much better. And in the last few weeks, even better. I'm looking forward to seeing where this coming year leads us.

DH is still doing his delivery job, although a few less hours due to early closing. I had changed some things on my paycheck prior to this whole pandemic ... so it is evening out. Plus of course the $2400 stimulus (which came in time to pay the $1100 medical bill for an outpatient procedure in March.)

We have maxed out our 3% Kasasa checking account. So I did some looking, and saw that Capital One was at 1.5% - so opened a savings account there. (I still had my checking account open from when it was ING. That's how I fund my IRA - it has my maiden name on it and was already attached. Vanguard won't let me add our joint account since DHs name is primary or something like that.)

My eating has been pretty bad recently. But I have made a conscious decision to stop and regroup. For at least the next two weeks, my focus is to: 1. Not buy chocolate/junkfood - not an option; 2. Fast food/takeout on my own is not an option; 3. Eat the food we already have on hand. Once these seem to be going well, I'll add in an exercise intention/focus.

Today I finally opened my Gridler I bought a few weeks ago. I used it to make waffles. Yum! It was so much easier to use than my mini-waffle maker.

I made a big pot of Great Northern Beans for DH (he found a cheap source for them.) I also used up some leftover lentils to make a "meatloaf." I'll be freezing it tomorrow after the flavors meld some (though I'm not sure where I'll put it, since the freezer is pretty full.)

I'm really going to miss working from home when we have to go back.

14 Responses to “Starting Year 5”

  1. mumof2 Says:

    So glad that things are going well for you guys...they years fly by so fast..hubby and I are into our 31st year of marriage...can't believe where the time as gone...but yes I did get married fairly young but it just felt right...and it has been amazing ever since!!!...heres to many more happy years together

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations! I can't believe it's been four years. Sounds like you had a very sweet celebration.

  3. Wink Says:

    Congratulations! It's so nice to hear a happy, positive story. My eating habits took a dive recently too, but I'm getting back on track too.

  4. Turtle Lover Says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    I miss seeing you on here but I'm glad things are mostly going well.

  5. Laura S. Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Good to hear from you.

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    Four years already? Happy anniversary! Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all.

    I know, it's hard to believe it's been 4 years.

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy anniversary!!! Very sweet of your DH to buy himself a wedding ring and glad things are going so well!

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    My first thought was also, "It's been 4 years!?" Time is going way too fast.

  10. LifeBalance Says:

    I remember looking at your wedding pictures when you married and it does seem recent. Wow. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  11. Lucky Robin Says:

    I'm glad you had a good anniversary.

  12. MagicPenny Says:

    I also was around when you married, time does indeed pass quickly. Sounds like a sweet way to celebrate!

  13. rob62521 Says:

    Happy anniversary! Nice ways to celebrate!

  14. terri77 Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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