Is there anything worse than a rainly Monday? I mean we can't go out, not that I have the energy for it. We can't even count on sunshine from the windows, seeing as there is none out there to come it. And to top it of my DS can't fit his long sleeved shirt! it is a 4t, he is wearing 3t pants just fine but broad shoulder boy can't wear 4t shirts! crazy. And it isn't warm enough yet to skip the shirt! Prolly in April it will be, but not yet! He culdn't wait to have a growth spurt for just one more month?
Archive for February, 2005
I noticed yesterday that my neighbor and friends echo my no money comments, but they have all kinds of stuff? I guess it could be that the stuff is comming in by cc, but I just find it weird.
It was his bday party, I gave him the fudge, relativly cheap and I was going to get him some for taking some stuff to good will anyway.
When it was time for dinner, (I had brought some stuff the kids and I could have if we needed), they asked what we wanted for dinner, One dude, with a new convertable said "anything cheap and fast, I am hungry and have no money" I of course seconded that one and the other two guys did as well. Very odd to me. I know that they were nice enough to buy the pizza without asking for loot from us, I just think it is odd that NO ONE had money!
Emergency run to the grocery storeI have not made my DH do that in like forever! He hates it, plus it costs extra gas to get there, plus if I could survive without it I would save the money of the item.
Well I promised a friend some fudge for his bithday and as a thank you forr taking some stuff to the good will, but I didn't have any sweetened condensed milk in the house. Terrible, so poor DH got the phone call at work to please stop and I felt sooo guilty (the birthdya btw is today). But poor sweet DH didn't complain a bit, Ok so I did get that look, the one that means he is not happy, but that was it, just a look.
---------Thursday disclaimer: get your moind out of the gutter it is a warehouse store.-----------
We spent way more than we should have last night at BJs and my DH followed it up with a trip to target, buying icecream, being nice to his wifes cravings, and a charlie brown movie.
Not a good spending day at all, but hopefully I can mke up for it with the food bill over the next few weeks. I managed to rearange my house routines to accomodate my troubles, and being in a cleaner house and having a clean kitchen will really help with cooking again.
We sold my DHs laptop and we are going to cash the check today, it should keep us in groceries for another month .
Actually that would be one week less than a month, , we went out to eat last night. Fast food chicken. Since I was craving my DH said he would take me, which was really sweet, 'cept there was a church bus there so the fast part didn't qualify. double .
Today I am off to the dentist. It means we have to pack food for the kids and DH to eat for lunch while I am in getting my cleaning. And I know they are going to yell at me again for not getting my wisdom teeth out yet.
Craving chicken nuggets again, This is not good, it means I need complex carbs and protien, I hate when my body isn't getting enough of something, I hate the constant cravings, and I hate even more when I cant fill them! and horor of horrors, I DONOT want peanut butter!!! or bacon, I WANT chicken nuggets!
The only thing this has to do with money is I can't afford chicken nuggets, nor do I drive to go get them if I could. And there is no chicken in the freezer to make any.
No my expensis haven't gone up (except the medical being more) but I was at that friends house yesterday and I am jelous of the way they spend money. I am not certain if they all have that much or if it is credit, but I would love the option to eat out any old time I felt like it, or even just on special occasions. I woul also love to be able to afford all the games I like to play, though thanks to flylady I don't want a stack of clutter games in my closet. Only the ones I would play regularly.
Anyway I was thinking that last night and realized I was turning green, and whats worse I was thinking that it was my DHs fault, he is capable of their jobs, but he doesn't want to switch, nor put the effort into a search. But its not ike I am willing to go get a job to live like that! I would miss my kids too much, not to mention the option of staying in my pjs (though I don't generaly cause I find I don't get anything done in them)
Iwas called to fill a 6th for a game yesterday, I love games, but this was not really my style, but the trouble is, I asked if I should bring anything, I was told no. But on the way we stopped fpr pop and chips and water for me (I had no money so I spent none) Then around dinnertime they decide to order out, now I am always hungry so I was all for food, but I had no money! My friend who took me, bought a dinner and split it with me, poor guy had no idea how much I eat, but I really appriciated it. He also insisted on getting it quickly. I need food regularly! I said I would raid their fridge if I had too! ( I know, not the politest in the world, but I had reason)
After dinner we played another game that was very goofy and fun, Then I was home in time for bed, I need my beauty rest.
But now my delema, do I pay dude back for dinner? If I had known I would have packed something for me, I don't have the 5$ for him, oh plus the cost of water, I drink alot of water, which ain't cheap these days. But I still feel a bit guilty he doesn't have a lot of money either, or he would have bought me my own meal!
Well the potluck for Games night was weird, but we got some leftovers so we might have acually profited with it . We also had a great time laughing the whole way thru our games. Looking forward to next month already
Tonight is Games Night, we have some friends over to play games, formarly this was a day of cooking, but I decided to make it pot luc, I just don't have the energy to cook.
Anyway I bought a ham which I have to figure out how to cook, and I will be having some sides from a friend and some fancy bread form another, hope that is enough.
And my DD is finally starting to take her medicine without a fight! yipee,hopefully that means it is doing what it is supposed to.
OK so we went to the grocery store and spent 35$ on Wednesday, then we went to BJs for milk eggs and yogurt, and that is actually ALL we got!!! YIPEEE, we made it in under our 50$ for the week, and we got a huge ham, that will be dinner Saturday - forgot about company, GN, when making my menu, but the Ham will be perfect, the sides are potluck. Also 2 badgs of potatoes, My DH is requesting potato soup. which is cool since I have been in the mood for it for a while.
We have a 20% copay these days for our pediatritian. Today for a regular checkup it was almost 50$!!!!!
Very not cool for the whole balenced buget thing. Mght not be balenced anymore I was figuring on around 20$ with two young kids an extra 30$ each time is a lot!
I got my DH to call my BIL and get rid of two end tables and three lamps! Awesome to get stuff out of the garage, if I can convince DH to get rid of the magazines out there we can prolly fit the car in the garage! I so would like to do that next winter, course that was the goal last winter, and the one before that, and the one before that! This is the year.
I got two poems for valentines day! one yesterday on the actual day, and one tis morning waiting for me. I love getting poems. My DH is the most wonderful man in the world. And ten years from now I will prolly not have the jeans he got me, but I will have the poems . Not that I mind jeans, I need jeans that fit right now. Mine are all too big .
Had to go get some more electric outlet covers, since I have been decluttering more are exposed! We also needed a lock for one drawer in the kitchen, so even though those only cost 10$, bad enough, we ended up spending 50! Though some of it was the kids money. DD spent 15 on shirts and DS spent 10 on a puzzle and a belt. So I guess we only spent 25$ but what on earth did I get for that 15 that wasn't on the safety stuff? I hate that delema!
Thats not my theory, it is my DHs. I asked him to go thru his CDs if he thought there was a chance he had any he was given but didn't like or bought cause he liked one song and the one is on another cd. he told me, even if he never planned on listening to one of his cds he paid money for it, so he is keeping it!!!
I was in a bit of shock, somehow I have to get that phrase back to him so he can see how wrong it is!! He has come around on alot of things, I am sure this is temporary, but man is it strong and rude!
That would be me attacking the clutter in there! We have a huge amount of stuff, some of it just needs carted off to the goodwill. DH hates driving so we hardly ever go anywhere we don't actually like being, or have to go. Driving to the grocery store is a neccessity, driving to the friends house is cool, driving to good will, not for him. Anyway hoping to talk him into borowing the neighbors SUV and get it all in one trip.
I also managed to organize some things, and throw out a whole wheeled thing of garbage, no idea where to stick the house garbage for hte week . but looking forward to having the garage emptier, so at least the kids can play in the summer. I would really like to be able to fit the car. I odn't actually know anyone with a one car garage that actually puts the car in it. Weird.
Not about doing them, we did them last night. We figured them by hand the other night, but we needed a c form so that I could take care of my irritating buisness thing. I thought we might be able to escape that if we could do it online, so we got the wireless card working and went online last night and did it.
It took 2 hours! long, lots of numbers to fill in and stuff, but the end resault was we got almost 1000 extra from the federal, no idea why. And we got 10$ extra on the state, now we had to pay for the state, but honestly to not have to dig up a stamp and remember andall that stuff I was cool with the 20$ plus I hope to use the same service next year and the free option for the federal saved us a bunch.
We got the electric bill, less than 50$ !!! I was very happy, also saw the comparison to last year a quite a bit of difference.
We went to my eye dr and spent 8$ for my contacts the rest was covered by the insurance. We still have to make an apointment for my DH, I hope he will continue in having good sight, saving us money. The contacts wont last for the whole year, but my old glasses work just fine.
Under 50$!!! and we got gas for less than usual. Sooo happy 'bout that. We did need yeast and potatoes, but I will prolly live for a week.
Finally sat down and looked at what we need to do to finish the taxes, looks like we will be getting a nice return, that will go straight to the CC. . Should be able to finish them up tonight, and get the money to the cc next month.
K so I like church, DH is rather against it, but willing to suffer for me.
We tried one out yesterday, my DS hated the nursery, not to suprising to me, he is used to me all day, not clingy, but still. DD didn't seem too upset.
But the cost, even if I can't convince my DH to tithe we would still need loot for the offering (I hate that churches ask for money). Plus the snacks for the kids! I can get DS to sit still pretty easily, but DD needs entertainment or food, and since the services are always over lunch I have to pack food.
They are always growing! Now my DS is outgrowing all his pants and my DD is outgrowing the shirts. And my DH and I are always getting holes in our socks, we decided to get each other socks for valentines day. I can't wait! DS wants a big puzzle for his valentines day present, soon as the grandparents send money we are going to buy him a puzzle and us some socks.
Well they have to come over and take the thingie out, but then it will be a HUGE penalty thing and then we wil get rid of it. Should save us 35$ a month, which will only take 575 divided by 35 to start saving us loot. (575 is the penalty, which is less than I thought it would be) Anyway 75% for the penalty or 100% for a thing that doesn't work. so we will save 25% of the next 22 months (roughly)
Well we definatly went over budget yet again, but over biuget of 50 is way better than over budget of 100. So we are still getting better, but not perfect yet. The grand total was just over 70$ I am hoping next week it is less than 50 to balence it out.
We figured it out, if we hadn't bought shower curtains or papertowels we would have been under budget .
but now when we have company they wont look at the empty paper towel holder strangly, and our shower curtain was a bit holey.
We got Dhs check yesterday, and it came with an awesome end of year bonus! DH expected it in October, but when it didn't come he didn't tell me cause he didn't want to disapoint me. Well it came now and I am very happy, it still isn't enough to pay off the cc or anything, but it will make a nice dent .
Just when I start to think things are looking up, something happens. This time it was a 2 am wake up by a sick DD poor girl. Anyway, we at least have cheap soup and some hotdogs that DH can cook, so we wont have to order out or anything.
Anyway the fever comes down fine with tylenal so hopefully she will fiight it off and not need a doc or medicine.