Out of Office

It's strange, really. I find it increasingly difficult to focus and get things done while in the office. There are interruptions and habits that keep me busy, but not really productive. I've been keeping the office cleaner - in an effort to reduce distraction. But it hasn't really helped. I generally take one afternoon each week and head off-campus to a coffee shop to do some planning and prayer. I did this yesterday. I felt like I not only got done what I needed to, but I was able to spend some time in prayer and song to God. It was refreshing! What do you do/where do you go to be productive?

Saving money

We're trying to live on less. We've always lived at or (gasp!) a little over our means. It's a difficult thing to spend less than you could. But we're finding that it is doing a couple things.
  1. we're a little more content
  2. we're losing a little weight (not eating out all the time)
I'd like to be to the place where we're able to save one of Regina's paychecks every month. We're working on it! Gina bought groceries yesterday and spend less than $40 for the week! That is Awesome!