Last night I was so tired, I ended up skipping my blog, so today, I want to write two. Anyway, the first is just around the corner and this is when most of the bills seem to hit or are due. It's been a slow process trying to break the cycle to catch up so it doesn't feel like such a blow to the paycheck, along with a list of priorities of bills first. I have to update my debt list. Some went down and some went up, so it could be a take two steps forward and three steps back dance right now.
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I donated the bag of clothes today and cleared emails, clutter, along with removing myself from various forms of stress/people. After doing this, other amazing people and opportunities just showed up/appeared. The last few weeks has really motivated me to change and see the change. It's really wonderful and this site has literally changed my life (I know sounds a little cheesy, but really/reading peoples blogs and also blogging has changed things more than on just finances).However, I did go to trader joes to buy kiddos milk and snacks since I ran out and was in the car. $10.75. They also gave my kiddos stickers, which prevented some major child meltdowns.
My husband and I continue to get things done and face projects we have had for a while, not just with finances, but even things around the house. After our closet was cleared, he installed the landline with a different phone that was needed. I even had a bag of clothes to donate and put it in the car so it doesn't sit stagnant. I also found a skirt that I had been looking for and was so excited to see it again! We finished calling the card companies and know where we stand. I have been reading the Dave Ramsey book and watching his dvd multiple times just to get his message ingrained in my system. We are faaaaaar from getting our debt paid off and will have to take baby step #1 and get the $1000 together. It's been fascinating to look back and think that before the kids and house,we were +12,000 (not including my student loan). After the house and two kiddos later, we are -$100,000. sighhhh. Anyway, on the the two faced mom update from a prior entry... it continues to surface, but I'm kind of glad. I actually dis-associated myself from the group and defriended the person. I feel like I am purging what I don't need and as I do it, things are surfacing and making room for what is needed. I feel blessed and know it's a little tough, but not as tough as it would have been if I continued on my old path.