The daily project is this mess in front of the closet. The full bag goes to the thrift store and the backpack goes in the closet. As soon as I get it there, I will take it right back out to start packing for my trip. HA!
Today’s letter is P. This is my Pretty Piggy Bank. The Gratitude theme today is animals, so if there were any money in here, this pic could serve double duty. Actually, it can serve double duty anyway, because I am grateful for its beauty.
Gratuitous shot of what I did last night while I was meditating. It’s for my cousin.
So, I ran across an alternative to hostels and couchsurfing.org today. It’s called Christian Home Exchange. The premise is pretty straight forward: sign up on the site, find a home available in the place you want to go, and arrange the details with the home owner.
So, you get to go on a vacation, you have someone to watch your home while you are away, and instead of a hotel with whatever perks they are labeling amenities these days, you get an actual house to stay in. With a fridge and a stove and all the other stuff houses come with. So maybe you don’t have to get fully dressed to walk down to the vending area for ice and a cold coke. Nice, right? The only down-side is that you are probably going to have to make up your own bed and wash the linens when you are ready to depart. But you were going to do that at home anyway, and hello, you aren’t paying for maid service.
Now, I would like to tell you how simple that was, but I can’t. This is a membership site. It’s not expensive. In fact, it’s as low as 89.95 for a year. And if vacations and home exchanges are in your plans, that comes out to less than one night’s hotel bill. But I am a student, and on a student budget so I didn’t join. I’m kinda on the couchsurfer plan here. It also comes without maid service, and I get…wait for it…a couch.
So, 7:56. I stayed up when I got up this morning. Yay me! I am through with my morning stuff except for this post and exercising. I haven’t even figured out what I am going to do for that yet, though I suppose should. Drinking coffee counts as lifting weights, right? If I alternate hands? No? Hmmmph.
Classes start today. I’ve decided to go ahead with them at least until Wednesday, which is the last day to drop/add. That’s not a lot of time for the financial aid office to turn around an appeal, so we will see what happens.
Today’s gratitude them was technology.
The letter for today is O.
This is where I put my mind in Order.
This is what I plan to Organize today, since I pulled it out yesterday and I hate to put it away all jumbly.
Also, it’s raining.
N is for Note.
Today’s project doesn’t lend itself to photos, but I plan to organize a bunch of notes I have made about stuff I need and want to do this summer…and right on.