Okay, the reason I am posting so late today is that I could not make myself go balance the checking account. Yes I was in avoidance mood.(mode) I mean anything was a better way to spend my time that at my desk figuring out the balance after Hubby's pay last night. See now bad I am? I mean I did laundry, alphabetized the spices, had my nails done, you know necessary things, that would naturally keep you from an important have too task.
What did I figure out you ask? That I am $200.00 short of the tithing check! Also next Thursday is the 1st of November for those of you who have been sleeping. I will need $500.00 saved for my house payment and $243.00 for insurance premiums that will go out by the 5th. So if I had not balanced I would have just written the tithing check, the money for the insurance would have come out on the 5th and by the time I paid the house payment I would have been close to $900.00 into the overdraft account. Which is why I cannot get ahead! So now that I know, what am I going to do?
Well, I have $3.00 in my wallet and I will have hopefully about $100.00 in the shop by this evening, but I need milk, dog food, cat food, laundry soap, gas for the car. Misc. groceries. So that will be spent. The fact of matter is I will not be putting any money back into my emergency fund until about mid November if then. I have to live on my new realistic budget.
I know, I will get there but Kim paying off debt in her head is so much faster and amazing. Where did I put my cape? I know if I were wearing a cape this would be easier.
I also really sprained my ankle last night in my first hour of teaching. Right when I rolled it I knew it wasn't going to be good. By 7:30 it was throbbing and my shoe was very tight. When I got home it had already started to turn purple. It is the top of my foot into the ankle. Not so much the ankle as the tarsus bones above my smaller toes. Boy does it hurt! It was hard to sleep last night. I am limping, but as least I don't have to teach for the next three days. I do have a big performance tomorrow but I can limp on stage and introduce the kids.
My prayers go out for all of you in the eye of the storm system on the coast. Good luck, hunker down, I am so sorry to see you go through this again.
Out My Window: Rainy, cold was going to work in the yard but foot is too sore:)
I have a ton of sewing to do and as I am officially $950.00 in the hole right now I had better get busy.
&^%$# budget. &^%$# facing reality..... going to look for my cape.....
Have a great and productive day!