Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday, paid the bills, Yikes!

Day 7:  What makes me happy? Unexpected money, even $25.00 left by a client brings me a little joy.  I see it as a small blessing.

     Finally tackled the desk and paid the house payment and all the bills due for the first part of the month.  Thank goodness for Hubbies small bonus or I would have been sunk.  As it is I have so many small bills due right now that are not normally due.  Water, car license, sprinkler company, garage door company, college lab fee of $52.00 some how not paid?  These total about $800.00.

     I am thinking about just doing what I did last month and paying everything and then waiting to see how things come out by the end of the month.  It did force me to really make money in the shop.  I certainly have the work.  I am heading in to sew after I get done with this post.

     We have decided not to go on our annual coast trip this year.  I just do not feel good enough to get all the work done that it entails.  We will go up to our daughters in Northern Idaho instead.  It will be far cheaper and I hope to have an infusion either before or after the 4th.  We had also planned a trip with Hubbies folks and that may be on the back burner due to my health but we will see how I feel after I get back on my meds.

     I am just trying to stay positive.  Right now I am blessed with work in the shop, so I have to be grateful.

     Out My Window:  Need to finish planting and do a little weeding tonight if I feel like it.

Have a great evening!



  1. I feel the same way! I'm thankful for the job I have right now and I'm just trying to stay positive and thankful! I think, it's a smart decision to skip vacation this year and enjoy time with your family instead!

  2. You don't have to go far away or spend a lot of money to have a great vacation. Use that great brain of yours to come up with something frugal you can do while at daughter's in N. Idaho.
    If Idaho wasn't so blasted far away, I'd come visit you and you could have a vacation at home with me...because everyday is a PARTAHY with Sluggy! lolol

  3. I'd join you and Sluggy, but indeed, Idaho is quite a hike for this east coaster. Glad you got all the bills figured out for this time around! Those annoying small bills that pop up indeed tend to throw things out of whack.

  4. Work work work you lazy bum! ;)

  5. How you addressed your “small bills due right now that are not normally due” worries me. If I can offer you some advice, I think you need to come up with a financial plan. Allocate a percentage of your monthly incomes for bills, have a set budget for food, for savings and for emergency uses. Following that plan can help lessen your stress when the bills come around.