My birthday gift to myself was a RAM upgrade for my iBook. Now, I've long known that nothing helps a Mac more than additional memory, but wow, am I ever enjoying the boost! Things that used to make my system drag now zip along without a hitch.
My home is a bit of a mess, and I'm usually too tired and/or unmotivated to clean much. Things are relatively picked up and better-than-average condition for a bachelor, but I know there's a ways to go for things to really be clean (my mother's voice in my head keeps reminding me). The magnitude of the task, even in my relatively small apartment, staggers me a bit and keeps me from getting started. Semi-seriously toying with the idea of hiring a housekeeper to get it in shape, then trying to establish a routine to keep up afterward. Don't really want to lay out the money on the one hand, but I need to also consider what my time is worth and how much of it this would take. Ambivalence is the order of the day.