Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Half Way Through Another Week

Sometimes I think I am wishing my life away just waiting for weekends. Another week is more than half way over. Looking at my mortgage plan, I can hopefully be mortgage free in 2 years. 2 years seems like a long time because I want to be free NOW. On the other hand, 2 years is a very short time compared to the 26 more years it would have taken to pay off my mortgage the "normal" way. I'll be able to spend those extra 24 years doing things I enjoy.

3 lunches down this week, only 2 to go. There's a birthday on Friday so we are all going out to eat. Hopefully I can find something cheap on the menu or something to take home for a later meal (or both if I'm lucky). I don't feel like cooking tonight so I will either have my last frozen dinner for lunch tomorrow or the tuna lunch kit that a co-worker gave to me. I'll cook something for next week in the crock pot this weekend. Maybe I'll actually try out my bread machine. The weather is supposed to be in the 80's finally. I don't like to cook when it's 96 degrees.

The Fall TV shows are finally starting. My favorites are Chuck and The Office. Since the writer's strike last December it feels like there haven't been any new shows for a year. I've almost forgotten what it's like to look forward to TV. Now that I am using my digital TV converter I have 6 public TV channels but 2 of them are identical to 2 others sometimes. It's strange. I like the Create channel though. There is usually a cooking or craft show to watch. The digital reception is annoying. There's always one channel that won't come in and it doesn't just get fuzzy like the analog stations, it gets little blocks on the screen and then goes black and says no signal. I'd rather have it go fuzzy, at least I could hear the dialog. Oh well, that's progress I guess.

8 comments:

Lizzie said...

Hi Daizy
Do you think it time to have a garden? Grow some veg and keep a few chickens. If you planned it right then you would barely need to shop for food at all and you could sell the excess produce.
Okay, maybe not but do you read Down to Earth? They rarely seem to be buy anything.
Have a good day, is nearly the weekend.

Sallie's Niece said...

Two years is so soon! You should start making your plans for Freedom Day! What about teaching English in another country? I've always wanted to do that. Or going on a volunteer mission. You're so lucky to be so close!

RetiredAt47 said...

I know how excruciating the wait can be, and it seems the closer your end date gets the longer it takes. Before I retired, I would think to myself every Wednesday "it's Hump Day!". Pretty sad, but I knew it would end.

You are doing incredibly well on your journey; just keep at it and it will all be worth it.

change is a good thing said...

I know what ya mean! I do the same thing. I am constantly looking at the calendar, always looking forward to something in the future. Makes me feel like sometimes I am not happy living in the present. Must work on that.

Daizy said...

Hi lizzie, I hadn't been to that blog. Very industrious. I have a green house where I could try growing winter crops. I haven't tried it yet but I just might this year. my summer crops were a dismal failure. Chickens would cost more than they would be worth at this point. When I get a permanent home with a fenced ysrd I hope to have some though. We had them when we were kids.

Daizy said...

Hi Sallie's Niece, 2 years is soon..sometimes. I have a friend who taught English in Eastern Europe. I almost did it too but we had to pay our own way and I was a broke student. Could be an option now and most places will pay for it.

Daizy said...

retiredat47-I do that too. Monday is ok because I've had the weekend off. Wednesday means the week is more than half over, thursday is ok because the next day is friday. If I only knew what to do about Tuesdays...I really miss my 4 day work weeks, those just flew by.

Daizy said...

change is a good thing-I have to work on appreciating each day too. I could do a lot of stuff in 2 years like learn another language or something. Sometimes I think, I'm paying off my mortgage so I can just watch tv all weekend. I should do more than just day-dream!