Friday, April 24, 2015


A friend had an over abundance of avocados and thankfully she thought of me to off load a bushel. I love avocado. It was a staple in our house while growing up. I remember having a slice with breakfast. Or putting a few slices in a piece of butter bread right out the oven. Just delicious. I decided to make some guacamole because I haven't had it in a long time. I've never made it myself and when I go out to eat there's always an up charge for guac so I almost always opt out. Yes, I am cheap frugal and not ashamed. :)

Avocados, lime juice, onions, peppers, cilantro, sea salt. That's what I put in my guac. I'll add some tomatoes and garlic next time. I have both in the fridge but just forgot to add them. Had to make a run to the grocery store for chips (baked), but the drive was well worth it. Very tasty and a healthy snack.

¡Pura Vida!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Emergency Fund Under Way

Check out my right margin and you will see that we have made progress. Tons of progress! A little deceiving though. I decided on shifting all of my EFBM money to our joint account and use that to start our family EF - hence the boost.  60% there and very excited.  We're gonna really focus on our savings, ramp up our contributions, so we can complete this goal asap. I love being able to check things off the to-do list and that alone gives me motivation to focus on each task.

What gets you going?  What keeps you motivated to accomplish your goals?  Whatever it is, try putting it into action and see if and how it helps.  

¡Pura Vida!

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Digs

I made a few changes around here. Like 'em? :) I'm still tinkering with it here and there so there may be some additional minor changes coming along. I needed to refresh my space. It's like painting your room to renew your spirit. I'm hoping this keeps me motivated to continue writing. 

I created this blog as an accountability tool and it has served me well thus far. Documenting my goals, successes and failures for "everyone" to see is very intimidating. Very. And quite honestly, I am still a little apprehensive every time I hit "Publish". But I see the benefits daily. I am more motivated now than ever and it's in part due to this space.

While I post a lot here, there's still a lot that I keep private. Things that I am too uncomfortable posting. Too worried about how it would look. That's natural, I guess. I'll never get to a place where I bare it all, because that's not the type of person I am. But I have come so far in my short time blogging. I've opened myself up more. I am more assertive. I've become bolder. My stride has lengthened. 

I am not sure where I'll go from here. There are things I want to talk about career wise, but not sure. There are also other life goals that I want to write about but part of me is saying to wait until it becomes a reality. No sense in writing about things that may not happen. (That's a horribly negative statement and no way to speak things into existence. They WILL happen.) But then I recall reading the book Write it Down, Make it Happen and believe in the power of the pen. Perhaps these are thoughts for my personal journal as opposed to my on-line diary.

Alas, I love the new look and I will be keeping it for a while. Love the simplicity and it makes me feel renewed. 

Until the next post...

Pura Vida!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Date Night Recouperation

Hubby and I went out last night to listen to some live music.  I love live music, it's one of my favorite things.  We don't do this as often as we should so it was nice to get dressed up and go out.  We really didn't stay out too late but it was enough to knock us out.  Woke up at 9 AM (9:30 actually) today and have spent most of the day lazing around. You would think we performed with the band. =)) 

I have a few things I need to do for work today so I think I'd better get started.  I also want to go running but it's been raining all day.  It stopped an hour or so ago but they are now calling for storms and there's a tornado watch.  So I guess running's out of the question? (That really shouldn't be a question mark at the end of that sentence. :) )

Off to get this work started!

¡Pura Vida!