All Wrapped Up – March 23


Last night, Johnny and I ate our first normal dinner in weeks. What defines normal? Well, the food was still warm for both of us, and we actually ate it at the same time, uninterrupted. The trick? We didn’t eat until Baby Girl was in bed, at about 9:30. Okay, that’s kind of late for dinner, but I think we should start eating at that time every night. My food was WARM! And I didn’t spill any on myself because I didn’t have a baby in one arm. It was pretty much amazing… a perfect start to the weekend.

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Tune of the Week


Joanna’s Johnny’s
West Coast by Coconut Records on Grooveshark Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones on Grooveshark

Splurge of the Week

Cadbury Mini Eggs$3 – These chocolate babies are far and above all other Easter candy. And don’t you dare fight me on this one. The bag is still sitting unopened in our candy drawer, though, because of the DietBet I’m doing. Curses!

Our Freaking Baby’s 11-Week Photo

Fave Posts

  • This article from The Onion will probably make you cry with laughter. Or just cry. It would be a whole lot funnier if it weren’t so true.
  • After reading this New York Times article, Johnny and I are ready to simplify and throw everything away in our house. Stuff is stuff is stuff.
  • Have you recently taken a long hard look at how much you spend on wants? Johnny Moneyseed lays out how to become more frugal with discretionary spending.
  • This week we did a guest post at NeonFresh on easy ways to loosen up your budget. If you haven’t checked it out yet, head on over!

Have a freaking fantastic weekend!

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  • Reply Michelle March 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

    That’s awesome that you two finally got to eat warm food together 🙂

    Great picture, have a great weekend!

    • Reply Joanna March 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! It was pretty darn awesome. Maybe we’ll make it a new Friday night tradition! 😉

  • Reply Shellie March 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

    LOL! That’s actually one of the reasons I list for why I don’t have kids- I cannot stand eating cold food!

    • Reply Joanna March 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Haha! Johnny and I had no clue what we were getting ourselves into! Now as long as I manage to eat something (ANYTHING) at each meal, I consider it a success.

  • Reply Laurie @thefrugalfarmer March 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Welcome to parenthood. :-). Did you ever see The Christmas Story, where the narrator says the mom hasn’t had a warm meal in 15 years? Well, it’s true. But worth every bite of cold food. That being said, when those rare warm meals come along, it’s absolutely wonderful. And Rick wonders why I love going out to eat so very much. DUH!

    • Reply Joanna March 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      I haven’t watched that movie since we had Baby Girl, but your’re right — it’s so true! It’s funny because things like eating a cold meal or getting spit up on my shirt (or, let’s be honest — poop), would have put me in a really bad mood before having a baby. Now I couldn’t care less because I’m so in love with the cutie who’s causing it all. She’s got me wrapped around her little finger!

  • Reply Johnny Moneyseed March 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks guys for the mention. Things get pretty nuts when you have kids. Especially when you have 2 kids under 2 years old (don’t do this!) It gets easier though, I promise.

    • Reply Johnny March 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      I’ve actually had some nightmares over the past few weeks where we spontaneously had another baby. In fact, in one dream, we had twins. Don’t know how you and others do it. But you do, so kudos. It’s getting easier and more fun every week.

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