Hubby and I bought a new washer $679.00 with delivery and hauling off the old machine. I am paying all the medical bills, I am fully funding my emergency fund and whatever is left will go back on the credit card. I already made a $500.00 payment to the card. I will survive. Actually I will more than survive.
I really like Sharon's, motto of spending less and living more. I need to pay less and save more. I stress myself to the max with unrealistic goals and then feel like a failure. So stupid. I need to relax and stress less. This blog actually helps me to do this. I get great advice and support. It is a way of thinking out loud. You get others in some what of the same position you are in, that can say yes you are doing it right or no your need to do this.
My biggest goal for next year is less stress and my goals financially will reflect that. My budget will reflect that. I will still get out of debt and it will be okay. Just think of how far I have come. I just went out and paid cash for a washer. Two years ago I was so in debt I would have had to have charged this and just had less to spend. My post yesterday listed all the big expenses I incurred in 2011 ending with the purchase of a wash machine, but I did not go further into debt for any of those things. How many people can do that?
I did however incur debt last summer keeping the studio bills paid and that will not happen again. I will have a savings for that. I may not have to use it if we can keep a summer ballet program going. But I will not worry about that now. I cannot control the summer but I can save for it.
Tomorrow I will list all the great things, I think I have accomplished this year. NDChic has a great post about this. This blog was started to help me see Out My Window and appreciate what I have.
I just want you to know I have a lot! (that was for Judy)
Have a great evening,