Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, Awww, February Goals

     Me Loves a February.  Just getting through January is a triumph for me.  The cold, the darkness, the rain, that shut in feeling and last year we still had snow.  I read my last years posts for February, and other than a lot of whining (why do you guys read this crap? go get a life!)  I was able to get some things done outside in February and it was an awful winter and spring.  As this winter has been mild, I am thinking I may get more outdoor time this February and that is okay with me.

     February will be a very expensive month for us. It always is.  I have three birthdays, and Valentines Day.  My goals this month are to survive the month:) Financially it will be tough and tight.  The shop has work but not very much high paying work.  If I sewed hard I would be out of work in three days.  But I will have faith and more will come in.

 So here are the goals for February2018.

1. Get the Home/sewer loan into the 5's.  This will require at least $600.00 or $250.00 over the normal payment.
2. Send Auntie her birthday check for taxes $500.00
3. Pay the huge power bill, that was not sent out last month due to a computer glitch at service,$498
4. pay Sears off $425.00
5. Pay $200  to another doctor bill
6.We will have to pay the accountant for our taxes $250-?  I pray we don't owe.

So it is going to be really hard to do any additional large debt payments.  I knew this and that is why staring January with such a bang was a great boost for the New Year.

Now can I do this?  You bet I can or die trying.

     As for the birthdays, we also have a grandson and a Daughter to celebrate with.  I will send grandson a Valentine with a Mcdonalds gift card in it, and I will send him some train parts for his HO scale train.  Daughter will get a gifty from her favorite store and some things I have made for her.  I picked up socks for the other girls at 90% off last Valentines day so they will get those along with my home made short bread.  I will send Hub's mom and Dad some chocolates.  I am not a big believer in Valentines day, but we have had so many birthdays and family sadness around the holiday that I try and emphasis the positive.  I could also send Slug's some of my  home made goodies, but she doesn't believe in Valentines day.  She calls it a Hallmark holiday..... poo.... ???

She is not anywhere near as excited as her mother
    Flash Just In:  Daughter #3 just got her first job offer as a micro biologist.  It is only 1/2 time but it is a foot in the door, with good government wages, and bennies.  She will have to continue studying to gain different certifications.  It is also in Washington so she will have access to WSU for graduate school. I am so excited for her and for me as she is going to be off the dole permanently.  Not that we giver her much but she does need help once in a while.  She is going to keep her current job as a waitress at an upscale restaurant because she makes pretty good money there.  I am so proud and beyond happy.


     Now I had better get to work, mama needs d'monies.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim
   

25 comments:

  1. thats great that your daughter got the job, its so hard to get a foot in the door these days. I am in a similar position with my daughter.

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    1. It is so great. Now I have to give her all this life advice I am certain she will not listen to. :)

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  2. Congratulations to your daughter! Wow! It's so good when they get a job ('cos it lets you off the hook financially too). But she has done really well. Anna

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    1. She has, but working grant jobs is treacherous because they always end. However the grants gave her a ton of experience.

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  3. Awww that is awesome that she got a job in her field!! Sounds like she is on her way! You do have a challenging month ahead of you money wise but the sewing will continue to find its way to your shop, I am sure. I'm just glad January is over - that was an expensive month for me.

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    1. I wish I could comment on your blog but it throws me off every time.

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  4. Congrats to the baby elephant! And congrats to you getting her off the family dole....woohoo!!!
    I don't do Valentine's day. I was quoting Ron Swanson about birthdays being made up holidays from Hallmark. lolz

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    1. Sorry , I can make you do Valentines Day. I will send package to Dan:)

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  5. Congrats to your daughter! Your first big girl job is a big deal. :) I hope you get that mild weather so you can get outside. I'm hearing snow is heading our way. Bummer, but it's to be expected.

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    1. We usually get Spring here about the middle of February, we have to have our lettuce and peas in by the end of march or they burn up.

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  6. Good for your daughter! You have a lot of big bills this month-just do what you can manage on debt. I wish I had something tucked away for Valentines, but I guess a little spot of cash won't feel to bad to any of my kiddos.

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    1. That is so true money does talk with the teens.

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  7. I love finding the 90% off sale for socks and holiday stuff. I would not send holiday socks full price. When you get in with the grant jobs, they are often offered again. I knew people who worked full time jobs and could get part time grant jobs. It's great she is getting her first job in her field. Keep sewing. Work will come.

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    1. Thank you. I always look for holiday socks after the holiday. I know more work will come, soon I will be slammed.

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  8. Congrats on your daughter's job. Buttercup got a second part time job and she started last night.

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  9. Aww, your baby is growing up! Nice when they are no longer making withdrawals from the bank of Mom and Dad. I'm with Sluggy on Valentine's. Truly an over-rated holiday, but I'd take some of those cupcakes!

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    1. I know I will just rub them on my hips. They will go there anyway:)

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  10. Congrats! on your daughter's new job! Good luck on your financial goals this month!

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    1. Thank you. Now that I see them again I am scared....

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  11. Congrats to your daughter! And any day I get chocolate just GIVEN to me, I'll take...

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  12. Congratulations to your daughter! I am so happy for her and for you!

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