Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Cheap Masseuse That Guarantees Happy Spendings

I have a desk job.  Forty hours a week I sit, I read, and because of this my back is all kinds of whack.  For anyone else reading this who also sits on their derriere for a living, you get where I am coming from.

My back constantly screams at me:  GET ME A MASSAGE WOMAN!  Well, my back doesn’t balance the checkbook nor pay the bills.  A massage (thought amazing and reasonably priced at some places) is still a luxury for me.  Make no mistake, massages are the bomb diggity (God, could I get any sadder or whiter for using the phrase “bomb diggity”) and it is always nice to have someone touching me other than my husband (I kid, I kid). Alas, I never get massages because the money I would spend on one could go towards paying bills and paying down debt.

Enter the cheapest masseuse a guy/gal could ever ask for (and it will cost you practically nothing):

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THE TENNIS BALL

 

A tennis ball!   Normally I am not a gal who enjoys balls on my back but this is an exception.  You can use it standing up or sitting at your desk at work (like I do).  I just place it at whatever spot on my back needs some good loving and press up against my chair and instant massage.

Before trying this, there are three recommendations I would like to give you:

  1. Try the shoulder area, lower back and around the shoulder blades.  Pure bliss.
  2. If trying this at work and around co-workers, be prepared for some looks. You WILL make questionable faces because it feels so wrong yet oddly right at the same time.
  3. Don’t try this at work.  Avoid the judgement.

Hope this helps out a few of you fellow paper pushers.

Before ending this post, I do have to say that everyone deserves the luxury of a massage every once in awhile.  The tennis ball is just to get you through the time frame in between the “once” to “awhile”.  Two of my best friends are massage therapists and they do magic with their hands.

My bestie Kimberly works in the great state of Texas:

http://www.thespasocial.com/

My bestie Melissa works in the great state of Idaho:

https://www.facebook.com/ReprieveMassage

I hope everyone has a safe but stupidly fun Memorial Day weekend and a special thank you to all of the veterans out there!

Ang

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Credit Card Debt Downdate

Hello All!  It is one hopping Friday night in this house.  It is 6:09 P.M. and I am dressed in my jammies.  Does this girl know how to party or what?!  Since my dance card is empty this Friday night, I thought to myself, “Ang, what better time to update your readers on what the heck is going on with your credit card debt.”  Then I thought, “If your credit card debt is going down, would it really be an update?  Or wouldn’t it be more of a downdate.  Oh Ang, you clever girl.”   So here it is:  My credit card downdate.  Enjoy.

At the beginning of this year my credit card debt was a little over $10,000.00.  I decided to shout from the rooftops (or rather post a blog) that by the end of this year I would be credit card debt free.  Here it is if you haven’t read it or if you just want to read it again because it is THAT awesome:

https://frugoal.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/my-big-proclamation/

Well this year is well over a third of the way over and I am sad to report that I am nowhere where I should be.  Mind you, the credit card debt is going down (hence the clever name of this post).  It is down by a $1,000.00.  Which is awesome, but if I keep going at this pace, it will be a couple of more years before I am out of this debt.

So why the slow pace.  Life.  My brakes needed to be fixed, the jeep needed new tires, P needed not one, not two, but three root canals.  Any extra money has gone to all of these little “surprises” life likes to throw at us.  Just paid the tires off…yeah!  Just need to get that damn dentist bill paid then I will get back on track again.

So how can we make those dollars streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech just a little bit more?  We actually traded in our jeep for an older jeep which cut down the payment per month by over $100.00.  Sweetness!

P and I have also discussed cutting off our cable (sniffle, sniffle).  We have gone without TV before (for 4 years) and survived.  I must admit, we have had TV for almost 2 years now and I am in love.  I love my mind numbing reality TV:  “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, etc.  I also love educational programs like “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” and “Sister Wives”.  And I am unabashedly addicted to “The Walking Dead” and my main boo “Game of Thrones”.

I told P I needed some more time before we cut the life support on my little screen buddies.  Ultimately I think  pulling the plug is the best thing to do.  So “There Goes Honey Boo Boo”, bye bye Real Housewives and Sister Wives.  It was a fun ride while it lasted, but I guess it is time for me to tune in on a new reality show called “My Own Damn Life”.

Thanks so much for reading!  Wishing everyone who is a mother, or has a mother (which I guess would be pretty much everybody) a very happy Mother’s Day!

Ang