Before I jump into today’s throwback post, I’d like to wish all of the fathers out there a very happy Father’s Day.

It has always seemed as though mothers get so much more recognition for their half of the parenting. I mean, retail stores practically cram Mother’s Day gifts down our throats a month in advance. By the time we hit Father’s Day, stores are like, “Here, just get him another tie. It doesn’t really matter.” That’s not true though; it does matter. Fathers matter.

Fathers are just as important as mothers. They have a responsibility to show their sons how to properly conduct themselves as true men. Likewise, they have a duty to display the kinds of qualities their daughters should look for in a mate. Fathers should be there to guide, provide and nurture their children to the very best of their abilities.

As for my father, he has served as an excellent role model. I’m not saying he is perfect, but he’s done such an exemplary job of being the kind of father many people wish they could have had. I truthfully cannot name anyone who has worked as diligently or hard as my father has throughout the years. He’s been such an inspiration to me. It is from him that I inherited my two favorite traits: (1) the ability to dream bigger than big and (2) a wild taste for adventure. Thank you for everything, Dad ❤

Ugh. Let’s stop now before I get all misty-eyed or something awkward like that. 😀 I’m really not someone who likes to get overly sentimental on a regular basis, you know. We’ll just leave that there for now. But since I’ve brought him up, you know what my dad has always said to me? “Save your money.” Brilliant advice, really, but did I ever listen? Uh… no (lol).

However, I have been working on not spending every red cent I come across. That may be why I nearly gagged when I saw what I spent on a phone (in today’s post). Sure, the Sidekick was no iPhone X, but still. Most people didn’t spend that kind of money on cell phones back then, which tells me… I prooobably shouldn’t have either. Whoops. :/


September 26, 2006


I have zero self control. Gosh, I hate myself. The plan was to eat 500 calories a day during the week, so I haven’t been having breakfast or lunch. Things were going so well… until today.

I cheated horribly, I’m afraid. After work I bought an entire Halloween bag of Reese cups and successfully ate eight of them. They weren’t even the mini ones. I then proceeded to have Chex mix, lasagna, garlic bread, and two diet Dr. Peppers.

So much for being in control. It feels like I blacked out and started inhaling everything in sight. By the time I “woke up” the damage was already done. What a miserable louse I am. I may as well roll away into a ditch somewhere and rot.

What happened to my plan? How am I supposed to reach double 0 if I keep stuffing food into my mouth like a garbage disposal? I feel like a rotund, dumb failure. Well, never again. It is imperative that I stick to the rules. No more cheating. No more binges!

So doomed.


September 28, 2006


I finally bought the new Sidekick and a bluetooth earpiece. I’ve been wanting this stupid thing for forever it seems like. Unfortunately, I racked up another $700 credit card bill right after paying it off. I love the phone though, so it was totally worth it.

Work is going well. I have long surpassed 50 accounts a day. In fact, I completed 57 today—a new record. Emily has let me know that I have the highest production out of everyone in the department (including herself). Although I am very proud of the progress I have made since being hired, I am somewhat worried that I will burn myself out. I just hope that all of my hard work pays off… literally.

Payday isn’t until the 15th. So broke. However, an advantage to waiting this long is that I will know exactly how much money I should expect to make in a month’s time. Let’s hope it’s closer to my estimate than not because I’m going to be slightly irritated otherwise. However, by then, there will only be two more months left before I get a raise. I seriously can’t wait.

School is going well too. They approved me adding an extra class to my current schedule, so yay for me. I’m really looking forward to taking it, but that just means that I’ll have even less time to spend with Adam. There’s hardly enough free time as it is. Plus, my course load is insane now. Whatever. I guess this is what happens when you work and go to college full-time. Well, over full-time, if I’m being technical. No use complaining now.

I have decided to abort the idea of getting the Infiniti G35. Even though I really want one, I’m not going to bother with it. An Acura TSX or TL seems like a better idea. I don’t know. Maybe Adam will let me drag him to a dealership to look at some cars soon.

I miss Adam already. Our anniversary was so special; now I adore him even more than before. He seems to have been impacted by it too. We might not have time to hang out this weekend though because he got rescheduled to work overtime both days. He says he will try to get off though, so here’s hoping. Just one more day. One more.




Written by nellsinaeternum

Just a girl lost in a daydream who is trying her best to color inside of the lines like everyone else, but is finding the act of smearing watercolor outside of the lines much, much more enjoyable.


    1. That is the perfect way to describe it! Hahaha. I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one who insists upon spending like my life depends upon it. My spending habits have improved tremendously over the years, so there is hope for folks like us. I’m just not sure I want to find it 😀


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