So I didn't post this major life news b/c I didn't have a good photo to go with it...silly me! :) The captain and I are finally, after 3 years of fruitless searching, buying a house! Wahoo! In honor of this, on the day our offer was accepted (two Fridays ago) I declared that we would buy nothing new until we moved. This was partly inspired by Liz at Flourish in Progress, who is not buying anything for an entire year, and partly due to the fact that I did not want to move the contents of my freezer. I decided that we're not even buying food unless it's fresh food, e.g. we can buy Eggs, but no more cake mix (I think I counted 5 in my pantry). It's made for some really creative and interesting meals, we've cooked more in the past two weeks than in the past 2 months...I've made a pizza from scratch, a Pannekoeken and a corned beef, and the captain made bbq pulled pork. I also happily signed up for not buying anything for a week, a challenge at no new is good news. I figured this one week would be easy, since I haven't been buying ANYTHING in weeks...in fact in packing I realized I have so much stuff, I can probably go quite a long time without buying anything.
However today I failed slightly...well not totally, I didn't technically buy it, my friend bought it and I then wrote her a check...but I had to confess to the 7 readers of my blog that I did buy something today. I do want to emphasize that I think it was a good purchase. I bought Helen Laibach's book A Soul Less Broken. I felt really compelled b/c A) I know Helen, and B) Helen gave a great presentation today where she talked about pursuing your dreams, she also shared how she wrote this novel 10 years ago but didn't have the confidence in herself to get it published. Despite these fears she just self published this novel and I am really looking forward to reading it! Go Helen!