It's warm out today. Got the fan running. the poor goldfish.
Let's see what have I been up to since I disappeared.
Working, going to school, running the household. The usual.
We paid off the car early this year (a little over a year early) with our Ralph bucks (Alberta had such a surplus they gave every person living in AB on Sept 31, 2005 some monies).
We purchased a mobile home on rented land last may. It is on a 5 year pay off. We got it just before housing just exploded here, not that it wasn't booming before. but the people had 2 kids, one on the way in a tiny trailer and wanted out so we got it for $10,000. We put $1500 down.
I'll write some more later right now I have to go and do more homework. I've got 5 courses left until i get my special needs educational assistant diploma.
It's warm out today. Got the fan running. the poor goldfish.
I haven't been hanging around this site in ages. It's showing in our current spending. This has got to stop because we want to do some major work around this place this summer and my boyfriend plans on starting classes this fall (one class at a time). And I have 5 left.
I haven't posted in over a year. So hi to all the new people and everyone who may remember me. I'll try to be around. I'm in so many places at once these days that I may just keep up the blog and not read much of the message boards. I do miss it but ... between everything on my plate I can't have it all.
We have no money again.
Our power bill is $30 more than normal becuase the car was plugged in so much last month. Ugh.
And my student loan is due March 1. Then I'll apply for interest relief again so we can pay off the car loan as quickly as possible.
Filed my taxes today. We used cutetax.ca or whatever the address is. Found it on the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Website. Since we made under $30,000 we didn't pay a thing. That was nice. Should get a good return and then we'll give that way so DH can go back to school in the summer. Whee. (He owes dorm fees so we can't get a transcript).
I should get and do some homework. And finish housework. DD fell asleep on the couch during quiet time so I'm gonna let her sleep until 4 PM and then have a snack and maybe get outside.
Need to remind myself to write about playschool as well. Going to do that on Friday. YAY!!
I have about ten books on hold at the library. I have to go cancel some and add them to the future reads list. Which is getting longer the longer I am online. Gonna try to stay up to see DH for a bit. Last night I didn't and he came to bed. I think maybe he felt guility for doing osmething he should not have. Oh well. I trust that things will be okay. I can't obess any more, it's too draining. I have too many other things to do, and obesessing is just wasting time in my opinion. Okay I'm off to read some more. Haave a good night.
I got new undies for V-Day. DH got a tooth pulled. It was really hurting (he should have told me a few months ago and it could have gotten filled at that time :PPP)
Our power bill went waaaaay up due to plugging the car in.
I got taken out the other night by a friend for a pedicure. That was NIIIIICE. We are going to have her, her hubby and their kids in for supper sometime. We met at a parenting group. She's so nice. We sat up til midnight chatting (she stuck around because DD came home from Gram's and threw up ... all over Gram).
It's nice to have a friend again. Even if she's craaazy. J/k. She's really nice. and her oldest daughter and my dd are sooo much alike. I hope they get along. Hers is in school and didn't come to the group.
Trying to get DD to eat peanut butter. Dora eats in the book we have so I thought maybe she'd try it. No chance. I'll keep trying for a few days.
Anyway, I have to do some more housework and check on the bread.
Freecycle was on CBC Marketplace a week ago and then two days later I was in the paper about freecycle here.
We've had 148 new members in a week, to the hour. HEHE. Probably make 150 by tomorrow.
It's been pretty crazy.
People just WANT WANT WANT. I think we've had at least 5 computers wanted (not mentioning the person who wants them for charity). We've had a request for a trampoline (not ripped anywhere) and an electric guitar. :P I'm a little annoyed with the outrageous people. Sure if someone OFFERS. But rarely do people give big ticket items away. Of course, this is what they portrayed on Marketplace :P :P :P
Given away there's been a pool table, stove and dishwasher and a leather coat.
It's been hopping so I haven't had time for much else while on line. That and I finally finished my second assignment. Have to wait for my letter of consent before I can send it in tho.
Write about valentine's day soon.
Looking into playschool for DD for the fall. Anyone heard of Montessori? I looked it up online and it looked a little different. I don't think we'll go there. But almost everything else is across town. But I think we figured it out. Will have to drop her off, then come home for a while, then when it's time for DH to go to work he'll drop me off at the school. I'll hang out until DD's done and then we'll take the bus home. If we can't get a bunch of debt paid off and get our second car to this province by then.
The other thing is the cost. We aren't sure what the cost will be for playschool here.
I got interviewed for my local freecycle group. The reporter is using my picture and everything. EEK! Another local group contactedd him but then backed up. I really don't like the person running the group. She just rubs me the wrong way.
I'm trying to jump on this shine your sink from flylady. I hate the dishes strewn around the kitchen because everything else gets left out. And then when it's time to make supper it's just overwhelming and i don't feel like it. So I wrote to freecycle asking for rubbermaid bins and if I don't hear anything by mid-week I'm going to buy one. They aren't that much. I only need 5 gallons, that'll be lots.
I also need to re-write my menus. Next month maybe I"ll buy Saving DInner. I liked lots of the recipes, but DD won't eat anything and when it's just me and her I'm tired of cooking things she doens't eat.
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.
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.