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Life's stressing me out

April 10th, 2015 at 06:47 am

I think the stress is getting to me. Despite eating well and getting a fair amount of exercise, my weight isn't dropping. I'm also losing my motivation to do anything and even got spendy these last few days. I dropped $57 on new clothes (5 blouses and a jumpsuit) and $67 on a living social deal for a car detailing. My car is now fully mine and is excessively dirty given how much I live out of it during the winter. Detailing my car has been something I've always wanted to treat myself to yearly, but this is the first time I'm doing it in 4 years. I think once I get all of the junk out of it, I'll feel much better.

On a happier note, heading into DC tomorrow for the Cherry Blossom Festival. It should be a nice day, and I've never seen them so I'm excited about that.

(Potential) new puppy is feeling much better. We won't get her until the following Sunday, but I was really hoping to finish out the approval process this week because that would be a huge weight off my shoulders to know we're already approved. However, since they knew she was ill and not going home this week, the volunteer delayed getting to me, so our home visit is next Thursday instead.

5 Responses to “Life's stressing me out”

  1. snafu Says:

    I hope you'll emphasis having the under carriage of car rinsed and re-rinsed to clear of any sand or salt used on roadways. These are abrasive and often wreck around exhaust area. I'll be interested in learning your view of the value of 'detailing' and whether you decide it has added value to your vehicle by steaming.

    Once done, are there any changes are you willing to make to keep your car de-cluttered to enjoy it more? What kind of trash control do you use? Perhaps keep a bin, the type used to wash dishes, on the back floor to corral weird things like gloves, scarves, tissue box, stuff to be returned or taken to someone next time we're in that area. A fold down flat plastic bin in the trunk keeps grocery bags up right. DH uses the 2 parts of cardboard banana box to control stuff in the trunk.

    We take our small dog in the car, but have a mesh divider that hooks to each side. Do you have a car kennel ?

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hoping you're feeling better soon! Don't be too hard on yourself for spending, just try to find value on what you have spent on, and aim for a non-spendy way of dealing with stress. Maybe next time exercise enough to work up a sweat, or go somewhere for a nice walk.

  3. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    Snafu, every time I tell myself I'm going to keep it clean, but then things pile up. I am really going to try this time. I think my problem is that I'll leave shoes or a blanket in there thinking 'I'll bring it in next time' and it never actually happens. I do keep a trash bag hooked on my shifter sitting on the passenger side which actually works pretty well for trash. The bin in the trunk is a really great idea. I also regularly keep a chuck it and ice scraper on the floor in the backseat. Now, I can move the ice scraper (and probably the chuck it to the trunk). I also keep a blanket and dog seat divider in my car. I just need to be more diligent about taking care of things immediately rather than letting them build.

    VS, I actually have been doing two miles daily with the dog. I think I just need to allow myself a decent Friends marathon and a good movie cry and then I'd probably be good. Just too many emotions going on and not enough outlets...

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Don't worry, I'm going through stress too (we have one major deadline at work every year & are just a month off it & I feel like I need 3 of me to get what I need to do done. Oh and because it's Easter & my birthday I'm doing fun things in my downtime, but have no downtime so am constantly exhausted...) .. Hey I might have a funny show marathon too! Hope everything calms down real soon.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I probably need to get my car throughly washed to get rid of whatever substances they used to keep the ice down on the roads. Good reminder.

    I get how frustrating it is to feel like you're eating well and not having the scale budge. I also have a hard time keeping my car neat, though it usually is neater than my apartment. Smile Best way I found to keep my car under control was to have a passenger in it at least once a week ... makes you more "aware" of the clutter.

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