Springish break

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It’s spring break for me this week. Halfway through, and I’ve accomplished a bit of things. I have my garage almost totally cleaned out. Took back about $200 in empties, with another $115 to go back tomorrow. That’s a winter worth of collecting. The extra $$ went on my line of credit. Other than that, I’ve just been puttering around the house. Cleaning little things here and there. I had some big ambition, such as painting, that has not happened. I still may take down the wallpaper in my room if I can find a reasonable way to remove the ugly border easily….

We still have a ton of snow here. It is melting thanks to just above freezing temps. It sure is nice when the sun shines, and I am definitely looking forward to the snow being gone. It feels like forever since I’ve seen green grass. Part of living in the North I suppose.

Financially I have not made any good gains. I did my taxes, and hope to have a refund by the end of the month. I have it marked already to pay utilities, an extra car payment, and then some debt repayment. No fun trips, etc. for me. I am going to see Florida Georgia Line next month. Super excited and that will cost me a couple hundred $$. Hotels are very expensive around here, and of course there is eating out and probably a little partying to do!

More debt down

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My friend owed me $140 for concert tickets so that went straight to my credit card this week. Although now I have to call the CC company because I made the payment to my card I lost… I’m hoping it will still go through and isn’t lost somewhere. Silly me, I should have just paid it to my line of credit. Oh well.
My daughter paid me back $50 she owed me and I also put that on the cc.

I’m trying to get better at putting it straight to debt instead of letting it sit

This weeks goals

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Another sleepless night so here I go. Last weeks goal was to do my recycling. I did take a load of bottles and some plastics and cardboard back. I have probably $200 in recyclables but it’s been way to cold to sort them. My goal this week is to take another load back to the depot. Spring break is coming so I hope to get even more done. If I had a truck it would be easier to do.

I did clean my house and got all the vacuuming done so I’m happy. Plan to this week try and do 15 minutes a night of tidying to keep on top of it.

Laundry has been good. Got all the bedding done and keeping up on the clothes.

Another goal is to get out to my shop and get my spring work books out and sorted through. The snow is still up to the level of my chain link fence here, so that will be a challenge.

I’ve started on my spring break to do list. If I can do some of it before the break i will be even happier.

Paying off debt

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One of my goals this week was to do some recycling. Today despite the cold I took in some $$ recyclables and got $58. I had another cheque for about 24$, so together I was able to put $85 onto my line of credit. It’s the lowest it has been since September, so I’m happy about that. I would have put it onto my credit card, but since I lost my card on Saturday night, I’m awaiting a new number and can’t make payments right now. It felt good to put the $$ onto my line of credit and get the number down anyway. I’ll get my taxes done soon and hopefully will add a big chunk to my debt repayment.
Some days it’s the small accomplishments that make things better!

Last weeks goals update and new ones

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Yes…. It is 3 am and of course I can’t sleep. Yet again. So might as well update since I didn’t get home from work early enough the last two nights.
Vaccuum – got one room done last week only. Sounds horrible but I am still working on the clutter in the others.
Laundry – kept up all week. This week going to get all the bedding done.
Recycling – got quite a bit done but not all. We don’t have pick up here so the task is huge. Tomorrow I will get some of the $$ ones out.
Hamsters – were done early last week. Took school one back and ummm sadly he died this morning. Not too sure why, but I’m hoping it was old age and not a helpful K student.

My big goal for the next few days is to get the recycling done. It’s been super cold here, again, so I have to work in small chunks so I don’t freeze!

This week’s goals

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A reader commented on my last post and suggested I make some goals for the week, and post them and how I did. Thanks Amber!! I’m going to give it a shot!

So, This week my big goal is to get my house cleaned up. Here’s the things I need to do to accomplish this:

- keep up on laundry this week

- vaccuum upstairs and downstairs

- declutter more stuff and get it out of the house

- get the recycling done (huge job) and return some of my refundables for $$ (to go on my credit card)

- clean the hamsters’ cages and take one back to work with me. 

 

I will let you know how it goes, and someone please remind me, I need to update by next weekend how I did! 

thanks again Amber!

 

Uh, 2014 already??

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I’m alive and kicking, just apparently not blogging these days. I cannot believe how fast January went by, and now before I know it, it is already half way through February. January was crazy busy with work. February is not my happy month, as I spend Valentine’s day and then in 3 days my birthday, alone. Once February 19th rolls around, I will be on the downhill to spring and hopefully be back on track! 

I haven’t posted any financial stuff, cause the numbers are not pretty. I’m maxed out, barely making enough to pay my bills. I need my ex to get our old house sold, and I need to do my taxes. I think I am getting too much taken off my taxes, for being able to claim a dependant. I ‘m not sure. I also have paid about $4000 in fees for an issue I don’t care to discuss on here. 

Work is going well, life is ok. My good friends are getting me through at this point. I’m relying heavily on them. I was walking around the house today, and realized I have piles of things from two years ago, still in the same spot. One on my tv in my bedroom, one in the kitchen. How does that happen?!! I need to seriously schedule in some time to declutter, to sort, to toss. I’m spending too much time just getting through the days. I had a three day weekend last week, and still managed to get nothing done in my house. 

At least we’ve had very little winter here. Tons of snow in December, super warm January and melted some. I still have about 3 feet in my yard, but it’s slowing going down. We had two weeks of -30 to -38, which is hard on everyone. Kids at work were SQUIRRELY – no outside play is too hard on them. Glad we are back to normal, although the warmer temps means mud :) 

Love life….ya well. I was seeing a guy for a bit, and I really like him, but we have differing opinions on what “seeing” someone means. I think it means you get off the dating sites….anyways….I’m back to hanging out with my good friends and trying to get comfortable with being single (although my ex moved out two years ago). 

I turn 39 on Tuesday. My plans are a crazy day at work, basketball coaching after work, play group with my son, slide in some Rotten Ronnies for dinner, and then maybe the new Lego movie. Sounds good to me :)