My Week in Review
Another day, another dollar. I started out this week by taking advantage of the beautiful Springtime weather we experienced in the DC area Sunday (Earth Day). I took the metro to The Mall, and visited The National Museum of the American Indian, as it was the second travel writing assignment I received. Of course you'll have to wait for me to write and re-write the piece before getting my take on the newest museum to join the Smithsonian.
Along with the warmer weather and longer days, I've begun to increase my daily exercise. I tend to hibernate like the mighty grizzly during winter, thus allowing my cholesterol to creep up, and my quadriceps to atrophy until I have the knees of a 60-year old. Part of my motivation to build cardio endurance this year (vs. muscle strength) is to ensure I'm not huffing and puffing on the treks, in the mountains, and at the high altitudes I encounter in 2008.
I ended the week by reimbursing myself $1,155.10 out of my Health Savings Account for the first stage of my dental implant. The money (which was employer contributed in 2006) covers about 1/3 of the total cost. Initially I was going to pay the first half myself, and use the HSA money to cover the second half this Fall, however it's been irking me that I'm paying off my bill piecemeal, and I'd rather not have it hanging over my head the next two months. Oh, and I received my first payment from Google AdSense today! I'm sure it'll be another year or two before I see that happen again.