|Settling in for movie night|
My husband and I had John Belushi night: I made “cheeseborgers” for dinner and then we watched The Blues Brothers. I’d never seen it, but Bob had it memorized. I liked it a lot because it was set in Chicago, had great music, and I love jokes about Catholics. My favorite part was when Elwood and Jake visited Sister Mary Stigmata, to whom they refer as "The Penguin." I also liked the Aretha Franklin performance and found it funny that the man she’s singing to still walks out even after her powerful anthem. Sometimes it's like that.
On Sunday I sat down with our finances and got a grip on what Bob and I are now bringing home in 2013 and how we need to adjust our budget. Like most Americans, we’ve been regularly adjusting our budget since 2007 because money just seems to evaporate out of our checking account. We want to keep supporting the economy with vacations and purchases, but our paychecks and rising bills just aren’t cooperating. As frustrating as it is, at least I know everyone is in the same boat, and it felt good to work with hard numbers and know where we are.
On Sunday I also did some good walking and stretching (felt great), and plenty of napping with the dog. I caught up with my sister on the phone and then Bob actually made it home from work in time to watch most of the Superbowl. The 49ers lost, but that’s okay. I’m not enough of a fan for it to really matter (sorry, San Francisco). At the end of the evening, I started a good book called The Losing Role.
It was just an excellent weekend all around! Life was good.