Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Money Monday 20/12

Happy belated Monday, everyone!  And also Blessed Solstice and omg did everyone see the total lunar eclipse last night?
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I was up at 3 trotting around my house with the cat stuffed inside my coat for company and warmth (she was fine; she eventually went to sleep) to watch it.  Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see much but it was still pretty cool - we're not going to get this particular type of eclipse again for 19 years, and I think that one will be on the day before the solstice instead of directly corresponding.  So this was a pretty special event, and I'm glad I got to be conscious during it, even if the actual viewing part was difficult.

This week's questions (original post here):

  1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on presents again!  I am SO excited for Christmas!.
  2. Today I feel optimistic towards money.  I think I've done a good job of managing it in the past year, and I'm excited for all the ways I can make that even better in the upcoming one.
  3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free thing I did last week that made me happy was helping T with his big huge semester-ending school project, and the finished product is pretty awesome, meaning there's a lot less stress on his end, which always makes me happy.
  4. I will consider this week a success if I wrap everyone's present before Christmas morning!
  5. My favorite holiday movie is well, I was going to say "A Christmas Story" before I read Miss Pretty Pennies' reasons why she loves "It's A Wonderful Life," which brought back all the lovely mushy sentimentalism that goes with watching that one (even though I do hate the fact that he never gets to travel).  So I'm gonna say it's a toss-up between those two, with "The Star Wars Holiday Special" rounding out the list for a complete marathon.  If you've never seen that last one, DO.  Even if only to make a drinking game (nog, glogg or wassail) based on it.  It's just that spectacular.


  1. I have been so busy with finals and leaving town for Christmas, that I had no idea about the lunar eclipse until afterward :( I bet it was quite the sight to see!


  2. Please give me your paleo cracker recipe. I have brie that needs eating. Could you post it on Bull City Crossfitters. I think everyone would love to have it.

  3. Happy holidays chica! I missed the lunar eclipse and was TOTALLY bummed! Arrgh.

  4. Hope you got all those presents wrapped! Merry Christmas!

  5. Haleigh and Joanne: the eclipse was mostly cloud-hidden here; I only caught a few glimpses! It was still pretty cool for me, coinciding directly with the solstice. I'm just a geek like that :D

    Maris: I...mostly did. I failed at time management and was still knitting my sister's new hat as we were opening the other presents...oops! She still likes it though :D

    Bea: I did! Tell me how you like them!