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Thanking My Lucky Stars I am a Low-Maintenance Gal

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I’ve been reading some personal finance blogs, and I realized something. I am so glad that I am low-maintenance because I don’t think I could live the way I am living if I wasn’t. Whoever decided I was to grow up as a Tomboy – I thank you.

If you want some brutal honesty – I work at home and seriously I work in my pajamas. My hair is pulled back in a ponytail and I just go to work in my office. I don’t change all day unless I have to leave my house. No make-up, nothing. I do smoke outside because I hate smoking indoors (which is good for the whole family) and I go out there in my pajamas. I don’t think my neighbors care.

Now, when I have to leave the house I get on “normal” clothes, brush my hair and sometimes depending on if my hair looks decent or not I will put on a hat. I basically forgo make-up except if I’m feeling a little feisty and I put on some mascara. But that’s rare. For my nails, I make sure they are clean underneath and that’s about it. I cut them when they get too long to type decently. I’ve never had a manicure in my life and I doubt I ever will.

As for some other things, I don’t wear perfume. I do have one bottle, but it was my grandmothers and it’s kept for sentimental reasons. I do like to buy the smelly Suave shampoos though. Those make you smell nice for a day or so, especially the strawberries and cream.

Speaking of hair, haircuts are few and far inbetween. I have the same darn haircut since high school and it’s a long hairdo and it’s not too hard to cut yourself then have someone help you straighten the cut. So, that works for me. Sometimes I wonder if I should go for a change, but I like my hair the way it is. I just wash and go. Easy and cheap.

So, now when I post later today where exactly my money goes you won’t think I am a complete dirty mess when I reveal how much I spend on grooming 😛


A Little Bit More About Me – What Do I Collect?

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I’ve been reading some Personal Finance blogs today and I came across one that I have to mention. Why? Because they have an awesome pic of a bird that I have a great respect for…the Bald Eagle. A thanks to Mountain Girl for showing us why The Best Things in Life are Free. I certainly have to agree 🙂

Those who enter my house will pick right away that I love Bald Eagles because I am a bit of a collector of Bald Eagle items. I have knives, jewlery boxes, binoculars, band-aids, back scratchers, spoons, whiskey bottle – all with Bald Eagles on them. I started by collecting figurines, but I soon had too many. Now I look for the odd things. My collection will never be worth thousands, and probably not even more than a few hundreds of dollars (I don’t think any single thing in my collection cost over $15). But I guess it is a way to have the beauty and strength of the Bald Eagle surrounding me in my home.

I have yet to see one this year, and one day I would love to catch the courtship flight of two Bald Eagles. For those unfamiliar with some habits of Bald Eagles, they generally mate for life (but will “remarry” if they lose a partner). Every year, the male and female eagle do a courtship flight. They start high in the sky and position themselves so their talons are locked together. They tumble and do cartwheels around and around, falling rapidly to the ground. At the last second, they release their talons and fly back up to the sky before hitting the ground.

That, to me, would be absolutely priceless to witness.

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