Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Payday!!

It's our payday today. I will pay daycare, $1055, preschool, $85, and put $200 away for miscellaneous expenses like property tax and insurance. I also need tabs for my car for $93 and a medical bill of $25. Fun stuff. This is the last payment for preschool and every month since September, I said I was going to pay it in full but every month something else came up. Lil Punk has her program tomorrow.

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rainy Sunday

It has rained here pretty much all day and will likely continue most of the week. Its been a relaxing but productive day. Y made a ham in the crock pot. I cut up the remainder and portioned it out for upcoming meals. I made homemade pizza dough for later in week. Lil Punk and I made homemade chocolate chip cookies. I made a menu with grocery list for this week. It feels like we have been in a rut with dinner lately.

I had a fabulous day with my best friend on Friday. We shopped, got massages, took a long lunch, and shopped some more. One of the stores we stopped at was a very nice second hand store. I must admit that I usually don't like second hand stores because they're a mess and smell funny. This store wasn't like that at all. I would definitely go back there. I bought a pair of Lucky capris, a couple tees and a pair of Cole Hahn shoes.

How was your Sunday?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Work Stress--Ugh!

My work has been very stressful lately. I hate it when that happens. I haven't had time to do any stress relief like exercise or drink. Lolz

I do have a day off planned for tomorrow but trying to get caught up to actually take the day off is so hard. My best friend and I are having a girls day complete with shopping and massages. I can't wait!!

What do you do to combat work stress? Do all jobs have stress at some point?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hiding Money from your Spouse

This is a conversation between Y and I the other day.

Y: Do you hide money from me?
Me: Yes
Y: You do?
Me: Yes, in my jewelry box for my own shopping. It's money I get for Christmas or just tuck away.
Y: I actually know about that money.
Me: ok?
Y: yeah, like really hide money in a separate account?
Me: Well, I have our savings in two online accounts, one for a new vehicle for you and one for irregular expenses.
Y: I know about those.
Me: what do you want?
Y: The guys at work were talking about how they all have separate accounts that their wives don't know about.

Pretty sad, huh? Like are they saving for a divorce?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sick Baby Today

Little Baby G had a fever of 99.9 when I went to feed him at lunch so he had to go home. I took off this afternoon and Y will take off all day tomorrow.

We are laying in my bed and I'm holding his hand while he sleeps. I need to tidy up the house as my sister is coming this weekend from Wisconsin but for now I will just listen to the soft snoring of my son. These are the moments...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend Recap

We had a nice weekend. We started Saturday off with a fundraiser, a walk for March of Dimes. Somebody actually asked me if Baby G was preemie after hearing how old he is. He's at least 20 pounds now and doesn't look like a preemie at all. LOLZ

We had free tickets to the circus so we took Lil Punk. She wanted to ride the elephant. I said no to that because she has been too scared to ride my friend's miniature horse. We got out of the circus with only buying her a juice. That crap is so overpriced its ridiculous.

We then went to a BBQ at my in-laws. I like them but can only handle so much. My brother in law bragged about how he only shops at Amazon because its cheaper. He said if he needs something right away, he buys it at a local store and returns it when he has a new one from Amazon. That really pissed me off. That drives up prices for all of us. And he was proud of it!

Yesterday was a perfect day at home. It was super nice out. We spent plenty of time outside. Y committed to building me a raised bed for my asparagus, strawberries and raspberries. I also took a long nap with Baby G. I just love napping with him. I really love being at home with my family :)

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Debt Update

Our only non-mortgage debt is my car at 0%. The balance was $5000 at the beginning of the year and now stands at $4200. It is my goal to pay it off in full this year but I've had a very slow start financially. I did not make a car payment in March due to having decreased income coming off of maternity leave. We are paid up for several months in advance but I feel like we're going backwards by not paying at all.

We do have a new car fund which stands at just over $3300. I don't want to drain it to pay off my car but Y and I decided that we would not have more than one car payment. This means that if he had to get a new vehicle, we would have to pay off my car then. Basically, I want to pay off my car and keep the money in savings for a new vehicle. I guess you can't have your cake and eat it, too.