Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 8 NaBloPoMo

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt:  If you could have any job (and instantly have the training and qualifications to do it), which job would you want?

Ooh, this is an easy one for me.  I would love to be a Supreme Court Justice.  At times in my life, I've thought it would be cool to be a famous singer or author, but that type of fame is usually fleeting.  Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life, and the decisions they make affect millions of people and literally make history.  So while they may not be "famous" in the sense of making the cover of People magazine, they are certainly famous in their own way.

I haven't posted much about my "buy nothing" challenge over the past week or so since November started.  Suffice it to say, I have been doing very well.  I've eaten at home more often than not, and I have not bought anything new, despite having an urge to buy clothes for myself (that I don't really need but think I need), clothes and toys for the boys, and the black ballet flats I mentioned in my first post of the month.  (I also had a fleeting thought that I "need" the same flats in red also.)

I am finding that I have more cash in my wallet because while I haven't eliminated all spending for essentials like food, I have become more mindful of my spending and am spending less as a result.  Also, my credit card balance is not going up!  Imagine that. . . .

Today I am grateful for my nephew Rowan.  It seems like yesterday (or a lifetime ago, depending on the day) that I got the call from my BIL six years ago that he was about to make his entrance into the world.  He is growing up to be such a unique individual, and one of the few things I don't like about living in Arizona is that I'm all the way across the country from him (and his mother, my sister V).  It's hard to have a close relationship with a small child who doesn't see you often, so I am hopeful that as Rowan is getting older, we will be able to communicate more via FaceTime and eventually email and even letters.  I am hopeful that my sons will think of Rowan as their "cool" older cousin, as he is the only cousin they have or are likely to have.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I could go without buying something for a month. I would so need to at least buy chocolate.

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