I should be sleeping. I have to work at 6 AM tomorrow, tired from working today.
But I"m planning Valentine's Day. Well, we're gonna have it this Friday, since my mom can take DD and we both have it off. I"m so excited. I decided to try to treat our relationship as if we are dating again. It's hard becuase I'm mad at him right now.
In other news, the local paper is interviewing me tomorrow about freecycle here. I'm rather nervous.
DD has regressed in potty training. I don't know if she wants to use the big potty (which is downstairs) or if she just wants to exercise her control in the situation. We'll see how things go. It's hard, being at work for half the day I don't know what he is doing about the situation.
Anyway, I think things are ready. I just have to plan a budget for the night. Want to get some wine and everything y'know. Not expensive wine. We like the cheap, sweet stuff. None of that dry stuff. YICK.
Archive for January, 2005
I should be sleeping. I have to work at 6 AM tomorrow, tired from working today.
Went to the library today. Found a yoga tape for me. I started doing yoga as part of a course I am taking at Barnes and Noble University (free, more free becuase I get the books from the library or just don't get the book at all if I can't find it). And it helps my stomach. I was to the point I thought I had IBS and was going to the doctor to probably get on some drugs. But yoga has done it.
Got Big Bear in the Blue House, Potty Time movie from the library. DD goes as long as she doesn't have underwear on. Driving me crazy. We almost bought this movie before Christmas for $10, used.
And we also borrowed Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterHood. A movie DH would never watch. I wanted to get Top Gun but maybe I'll do that next week. All this time i thought our library never had any good videos.
Then we went and played at the park. The yoga is also helping my depression. So is the warm weather.
Got our Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (120 twice a year). That was a nice bonus. It went right to the savings account. DH got paid and I have to go send that all to rent anyway.
And I sent my first assignment to my instructor. Very nervous. But I think it's okay. And I'm working on my second assignment. Well it's supper time so I guess I better go find something to eat.
I did mean 50 cents. SHISH. I'm losing it. blame it on the kid.
How is that we've spent more money on groceries this month then most of the previous months and I need to buy food agian. Carrots and fruit this time. It always works out this way.
Of course, DH has been shopping iwth me and he's very tired of eating the same thing over and over and over and over. SO he's been buying conveince food that i don't know how to make (like ginger beef and sweet and sour pork and popcorn shrimp). OH well.
He's home so I'm off. TO bed soon. At least I have one more day off!!
SItting here listening to Dave Ramsey. WHere the winner is awarded for who payed off the most debt/saved the most money in proportion to their income in a 6 month period.
My teacher called. The first time in 3 courses that one has called so that was exciting for me. She told me to email my stuff in so it gets there quicker. That'll save me money as well. It costs $50 +7% GST to mail a letter within Canada.
We finally got to go out today. It was mid-week but of course DD was very sick (she was napping!!) so we didn't get out. But today we went out on the tricycle. She can nearly peddle all by herself.
Talked to my sister in law for a long time. She always has good kid/husband advice for me.
DD wants to play uptoten.com so I guess i'm done. NEed to do dishes anyway.
Thanks for the advice.
I was in a really bad mood. He's really a great guy and I write lots of bad stuff here, but mostly it's passing.
Anyway thanks for the comments and advice and I"ll be more positive next time.
My DH wants to be broke forever.
He agrees to spending money($40 for him and $20 for me) and then spends twice as much (so far the month is not over yet). He needs to show me that he's in control and not me. And it's kind of tiring.
I don't want to be in control I want us to be in agreement and it's hard when he keeps breaking the agreement!!
He told me last night someday (in the next two years) he's going to come home with a 27" TV. I suggest we start saving for it at $25/month we could have it in a year. But he refuses. He claims there'll be no other spending money (despite the fact that he's spent $40 extra this month alone, actually $60 if you count the "advance" he took at the end of last month, but who's counting? Not me. LOL).
Fine if he wants to stay as his crappy job and never see me then fine he can do that. I want to get out of debt and go back to school full time and get a decent job that I like. Not one where I'm unfulfilled and work my ass off for a company that doesn't really care that much about me. That's not really true, my bosses have been really great to me when it comes to working with my schedule.
I'm just really bitchy and sad tonight. I wish I could make him understand better why I want to do the things I do with money.
Day off today and DD is sick so I'm thinking of skipping my parenting group. I really don't want to, it's the second to last week. But she is really not good and needs rest and cuddles. She's with the babies so the ladies are busy with them most of the time.
DH did spend that money and then another $20. GRR. We agreed to a certain amount of spending money each month and he refuses to stick to it. We have the money I just wish he would stick to the budget. I don't want to get into another argument with him about this. I just want to strangle him until he gets it! LOL just kidding.
I have yet to eat some breakfast yet so I guess I should do that and get dressed.
Can't figure out why my car payment has not gone out of the account yet. It was supposed to have gone out around midnight last night, but it's still there.
Also trying to figure out what the extra $17 payment that occured today. I think DH bought something at work, he wanted tylonol, but that can't be $20. I just have these control issues these days, especially when it comes to DH and money. Oh well, it'll be okay when the $700 payment is reversed. I should have called today. I'll call tomorow.
DD is pulling on me right now so I'll finish this later. All about shopping and stuff.
I don't have to go to work.
And at some point last night I got paid.
So today has to go better. Except that it's currently -34.
I have to make bread today. And probably will make some cookies as we don't have any. Not sure what else. I work Sunday, which is usually my baking day.
Alright it's almost Poko time so I need to wake up DD.
Hey this is entry #100.
I paid the phone bill which was just under $74. I typed 7 and then went to check the actual amount. THen typed in 74. Except that it was 774 and I never looked. DH was not happy with me. *MUTTERS*
*BANGS HEAD ON WALL*
It'll be back in the next 3 weeks.
We saved some money on power last night. And gas. The power went out at 11 PM until 2 Am. IT was -42 C with the windchill(-37 without). And then I was an hour late for work. Since I wasn't waiting around for the power to come back on.
And ... I"m having a bad day. My vaccum died last night. Shorted out somewhere we'll get it fixed when it warms up. Until them my mom is lending me hers (2 year olds are MESSY eaters). I cannot find my proof of purchase. But i'm hoping the warranty date on the back of the vaccum is enough. Cross your fingers.
Second verse same as first can't get better can only get worse. I'm a pessimist today.
Back up to 30 hours again. Someone got fired and another girl's father died so she's gone for an indetermined amount of time. I miss her, she is the best employee in the company. I hope she's okay.
Dh is cooking supper. We're drinking the coolers left from my dad's visit this weekend.
My dad brought a mates bed for our daughter. He also brought a 6-drawer dresser. Also a game for me and a blender for all of us and a toy for DD. Phew! Spoiled? Then he tried to give me money!! Too much money.
My course also came so I better get to work on that. I have from now until April 22 to finish it. There is a lot of work. All about writing service plans (goals) for people with disabilities. I have to call my aunt later to see if she'll answer some questions for my first paper. Her 4 year old has autism.
Going to drink some more. LOL
I get paid tonight jsut after midnight.
Either DH is busy at work he's mad at me. He seemed mad when he was getting ready and leaving for work. I dunno.
I had a epiphany. Not going to write it here it's rather personal.
There is a blizzard warning going on here. It's been snowing and blowing all day. Otherwise it's been warm here. -11 C. Much nicer than -23, but then you factor in the windchill and it's not any warmer.
I was only supposed to work 24 hours this week but a guy got fired, so I get an extra shift. 30 hours +6 hours of stat pay. YAY. This will be my biggest pay check so far, in 6.5 months of working.
I am going to talk DH into going ot buy some wood. He's so bored he's driving me mad. When he gets really bored he just goes and sleeps for half an hour. I feel like I'm not interesting. :P
ANyway, it's bath time. Just watching the end of jeopardy. I wanna see if the woman wins and remains champ
I finally get use the computer. DD is at my mom's for the night, DH has the night off she has tomorrow off. We get to watch a movie with swearing and killing. We get to eat in the living room and drink pop.
This stuff leaves me with only $10 in grocery money until Friday. But ... the days off coinciding happens once every 3 months. I started using cash for groceries. $60/week. Until I figure out if that's enough for us.
DD is nearly potty trained. As long as she doesn't wear anything she'll go without being asked. If she's wearing something she just pees and then tells me. It's a start.
Haven't been home yet this week so it's a good thing the super fling boogie is 2 weeks. I hope that's right.
Have written a shopping list. going to wal-mart after work (I work at a grocery store but the store is so bloody expensive I can't afford to buy much there. Except dairy products, only Wal-mart is cheaper for milk and yoghurt.)
Waiting to see if DH needs to add anything. I'm taking $60/week out in cash for groceries. Hopefully that'll be enough. At the end of the month I'll adjust it (or mid-month if I"m seriously out).
Well DD is dipping her weeble in the yoghurt. So I think I'd better go pay attention to her.
Reading the journal's here I keep remembering things I need to do.
One was put the bank accounts on the calander. This way DH can see how much money we have and what bills need to be paid when.
We agreed on $40 spending money which he has taken out already. (Big surprise he's just like a little kid).
Next I need to open a second savings account for Christmas for next year. We need to put in about $25/month to pay for next CHristmas.
Going to see if I can do that on-line. Okay that's done now. We have a savings account for our emergency fund, but I want one seperate for christmas. That way DH and I can buy each other something next year. *rolls eyes*
For the first time in 3 years we have money, are saving and paying off debt, etc.
Listening to Dave Ramsey right now and making supper. Which I think is done I'll write more later.