Friday, May 8, 2009

Who needs a coupon for Jet Dry?

Who am I? A more loaded question couldn't possibly exist! I'm a woman (hear me roar!)... wife... mother... daughter... sister... and friend but I'm also just your average 28 year old, newly married, newly mothered, partially college-educated, hyper-focused, bi-polar, stuck-in-a-rut grown-up who has a problem reconciling her apparent "adult" status with the really tall, responsible, tax-paying teenager she feels like. I used to be fun, I swear!!!! I used to be fearless!! I used to drink margaritas and dance all night! I used to get my nails done. I used to tan. I use to leave town at a moments notice to spend the weekend in TN or at the beach! I used to go for the bad boys.... I used to spend money on really cute, expensive, matching bras and panties. I used to fit into cute clothes in NORMAL sizes....

Now, I budget! I created a MONSTER spreadsheet with bills and due dates and remaining balances! Now I put money in savings! I check my accounts daily... even if I haven't made a deposit or withdrawal just because it is comforting to see a balance higher than $200.00 (which at one time would have seemed to me like a fortune!) Now, I pay bills....I even pay them on time! Now, I schedule in advance well baby check-ups and save my vacation time for sick-baby visits. I go to the doctor when I'm feeling under the weather AND (gasp!) I actually finish the antibiotics.... even if I started feeling better days ago! Now, I know when the cars need inspections and oil changes and when the taxes are due! Now, I clip coupons and not only do I clip coupons but I force them on others around me ("What kind of diapers do you use? Pampers? Oh, I use Huggies but I have like.... a zillion Pampers coupons. Here take them. No really, take them. Really! Really! Take them. Take them. TAKE THEM.). I actually look in the carts of other Wal-Mart shoppers to see if they are purchasing something for which I might have a coupon (because saving money takes a village)! What the hell happened to the OLD Sarah? The old Sarah used to have Mardi Gras beads dangling from her rearview mirror and a hot "clubbing" outfit in her backseat *just in case!* What of the new Sarah? The "now" Sarah? She has a car seat in the back and a Yankee Candle "Cotton" scented air freshener hanging from her rearview mirror and anti-bacterial soap in her pocket book! She has been domesticated!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New to it.....

I have become inspired.... aroused.... motivated and moved! I feel the urge, yes! That's right!!! the urge to blog! I'm a blog-virgin- totally new to it and I share what I would assume is a trend concern among new bloggers:

"Who really cares?"

My answer prior to publishing this:

"I dunno!"....

but that's why I'm here! I am determined to find out if there are others out there like me or others out there who maybe aren't really like me at all but can possibly still relate (to what, you will find out shortly)! We can follow each others' blogs.... feel each other's pain.... share some "RIGHT THERE WITH YA, SISTAH!"s and feel a tiny bit normal at the end of the day. So here goes:

Who I am:

I am a 27... no wait! a 28 year old female living in the Richmond, VA area! I am newly married and newly mothered, having gotten hitched in July of 08 and having given birth shortly thereafter, in August 08. I hope to be a first-time home buyer in the very near future but for now, am cramped in the world's tiniest apartment with a husband, a bouncing, teething, drooling, almost-crawling baby boy, a dog and three kittens. I work full time as the supervisor of a call center where I am hardly challenged and my potential is rarely tapped (if you don't believe me, ask me!). I like soooo many others, am trying to climb back on the weight-loss train after being tossed from it a few thousand times. The last year of my life has been one whirlwind after another with some wonderful moments and some not so wonderful moments BUT among all the chaos of the last 12 months, I have finally found myself.... and it’s a miracle but she ain't half bad!

Stay tuned....I’d love to introduce the two of you! :-)