Friday, May 1, 2015

Hurray, Hurray, it's the first of May

Yes, it's May first, and the weather is slowly improving... No rain today and the sun is supposed to show it's face tomorrow. The added bonus, I'm off the whole weekend!

It's Friday, and I'm very excited to say that I've switched my house insurance starting mid-month. When I received my yearly rate from my old company, it had jumped to 96 and change each month. Plus, the policy rate was only until the end of December. In total it was going to cost 1112 to insure my house for a year. Yikes. I've never had a claim in 11 years, and the price just kept jumping. The new company, I'll spend 814.73 for the year, that's a savings of 297 a year... Money that can go towards paying down debt.

I can say that I haven't eaten take out or in a restaurant since my vacation. I did buy a coffee and bagel last Friday.  I hit my target for the month at my PT job, I have the 500 saved and given to my mother for my cottage rental in July, and I'm currently saving towards the gas and groceries part ( I want to have 400 for that).

I did my taxes and I need to make arrangements to pay the tax man... I'm looking at paying 100/semi monthly for 8 months..  That seems reasonable to me...


Now, if I can just turn the heat off, life would be even better...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April is almost done...

They say that April showers bring May flowers, and I sure hope so! The weather has been crap ( rain, rain and more rain combined with cold and high winds)...

I've calculate my spending and it's about the same as other months (I'll post it later on). The dogs are driving me crazy, as they haven;t been able to get out for long romps for a few days....

Me, well, I have my first full blown anxiety attack last week for the first time since high school ( 28 years)... It was a doozy, but I can be very thankful that I've learned to meditate and control my breathing, in about 10 minutes it was all done... No medical intervention needed... I know what brought it on, and just working through it... Just telling a few people I had one, made a big difference...

I'm off to soak in the tub and get ready for bed. I'll write more later on this week....

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18,2015

THE SUN IS SHINING, the snow is melting fast... Spring is on it's way...

I hung my bed sheets on the line today... My bed will smell sweet tomorrow night... My mom and I had a lovely walk this morning with the dogs, very little mud around...  The river is opening up, the birds are singing like crazy, and we saw a blue heron this morning... I'm working tonight, it should be busy, and tomorrow I am off... Not sure what the weather will be like, but it doesn't matter, I'll make the best of it... I've been doing little bits of yard work each day, ( like sweeping the fir needles), so it won't be overwhelming all at once. I've been tracking my spending, and I finally found underwear that fits... ( 30.10 for 8 pairs... three were on sale of 2.88 each down from 9.99 each... the other 5 were in a pack for 17.99, so that bring my clothing total to 180 ish so far this year)...

Happy Saturday, as I must go and get some more things done...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The last few hours of my vacation are drawing near...

It was a good week to be off... I relaxed, had long naps, read, went to the gym, walked the dogs and did a fw things around the house. I didn;t get as much done around the house as I had planned, but the break from not working for 7 days was wonderful. I hung out with a few friends, I barley cooked at all, I spent under 50 on takeout/eating out ( pizza, fried chicken, breakfast out and my favorite burger). I had long conversations with friends on the phone, which did wonders for my soul...  I bought some new summer clothes ( 85.00 for two skirts, 3 shirts, pants and sandals, I bought underwear too, but it's too small... someone will get a nice donation of brand new underwear).

It was time well spent just being and doing very little. It's what I needed... Now, I'll go back to the craziness well rested and know that I have 12 more weeks to go until my next break! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter all!

It snowed yesterday, so the Easter bunny is using his snowshoes to get around this year! So much for new Easter shoes and bonnet's, this year it's Toques and boots. I'm going to do some shoveling to celebrate...

As for me, I sent DD some money to buy Easter dinner fixings ( and a little treat). I didn't even put up my Eater decorations this year. So far this month I've spent 69.00 for an oil change, 22.00 eating at my pt job, 36.00 for groceries. I've made 146 so far this week, with one more shift to go. Friday night was a total bust... 10.00... Last night, we sent everyone one home but two of us so we made decent money... I was thankful.

I just went over my grocery slip, she didn't charge me for the grapes I bought... Happy Easter to me! Today, I'll cook an omelet for brunch, and walk the dogs. I'll finish washing the walls of the bathroom and I think I'll do my closet this afternoon. I'll work at my pt job tonight and then I'll be off for 7 days... I have a dentist appointment, a Dr's appointment, a hair appointment and one of the dogs is going to the groomers this week. I should spend about 100.00 for this.  I may go to the movies this week ( Tuesday evening, as its cheap night). Not sure what else I'll do beside cleaning walls, going to the gym and walking the dogs, but I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bangs head against the wall...

So, today I went to see my family Dr about my crazy pain. I knew it was happening during my cycle... If the same thing happens every 27 days or so and you're a woman, it makes sense. and I figured that one out all on my own...  Long story short, she offered me pain meds ( no thank you, I'll keep doing what I'm doing) or hormone replacements. Ah, no thank you, it's just going to mask the issue...

Then I ask about my back... Because when I have the pain, I'm throwing  my back out of alignment.  I asked to be sent for an xray or MRI... No deal... why? because it's an old injury... Over 7 years... I've never had a back xray, I told her, the Dr was more concerned about my neck, even after I told him it was my ass that hurt, not my neck that day...

She wants me to go for a deep tissue massage, which I'll do. But really, could you not send me for a MRI to make sure that there is nothing else wrong with me? Just saying..

That's my rank for the day. Thanks for reading, and I feel better getting this off my chest.  PS, I ended up spending 94.00 on the dog yesterday ( pain meds and nails/butt drain), plus my hair product was in, 22.00 for a bottle that will last me for a long time).

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I'm done spending for the month...

I added this weeks totals... 309 ish... Yep,

309.21 to be exact...

 eating out/coffee 59.51 ( I took my mom and my cousin out for lunch on Friday, that was 50.00, 7.31 was A&W, 2.5 for a coffee on Thursday)

tobacco 33.00 on the 23, 33 today

gas 28.45 ( I need an oil change soon)

groceries 55 at Walmart on the 24, 85.04 today...  I'll confess that cheese was on sale- I bought 6 @ 3.99 each 24 dollars on cheese. I'll be eating lots of cheese this summer.  Plus I bought a bouquet of flowers that is making my heart sing! 22.00 including tax).

chiropractor -10.00 ( he spent 25 minutes cracking bones, including my pelvic bone, which was titling forward... He figured it's been out pf place since I gave birth almost 23 years ago... I felt like crap for two days after, and now I feel much better)

I hit my goal of 200 for the week, 213 was the end number.  I have six working days til vacation.... Oh, and only 1 day will I work both places the same day...  It's the small things...

I've spent 873.09 on life this month... groceries, eating out, Bdays, tobacco... gas etc...

I have to get smarter with my money... junk food, tobacco and eating out are my down falls.. That money can go towards paying off a CC... especially the tobacco... that 33.00/week will pay off a CC in a year... Hummmm... food for thought.

I have a Dr.s appointment Tuesday with my family Dr. I'm still trying to discover the source of the crazy pain that occurs every 26-28 days... I'm going to ask for blood work and a MRI of my back/guts.... Fingers crossed...

My house is still messy, I have piles of crap every where, and I just don't have the energy to deal with it right now! I may do a few things tonight to lessen my stress load however...


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Who am I said Sam? I am.... a mother, a daughter, a dog owner, a PF