Thursday, February 5, 2015

Checking shit off the list


All this work is pushing regular stuff back.....like way back.
It's a good thing the current fashion is mis-matched socks because we are rocking that like crazy.
Today I am finally getting back to normal. Just in time to work another overnight double shift but the last for a while.
Today I got some stuff done. Appointments booked, laundry folded,bills paid, budget plan scribbled out.
It feels good to get stuff done. Well if not done at least a plan to get it done and soon.
Monday is the estimated day I will get my tax refund. I am scared. I plan every year to get my shit together and it never seems to be enough. This year I have combined working my ass off with this so I might actually do it. Scary because I may just spend all of it without much of a cushion and because my current plan to stay on track really shows how tight my financial situation is. I have been juggling for ever and just holding it together. I need to change that. One of my goals for this year that I talked about a while ago was financial. I will pay bills, spend a little to make our living a bit more comfortable ( we desperately need a new grill as that is how I cook 1/2 my meals) and book a couple camp sites to ensure some family fun. As I think more about it, I am afraid I am going to screw it up. Like after I pay bills I have about $100 a week. I need to use that wisely. Like carry that as cash. When it is gone, it is gone. Do not dip into money needed for cable, rent, ect. I know that sounds easy to you but I have never learned the correct way to budget and save. I am self taught and I suck at it. I have tried some classes but it is hard to make a plan when you are -2 months behind in everything. So I guess clean slate, pay it all up and keep up.
Next thing I would LOVE to do and talk about all the time. Trash bags. Open a drawer, cabinet, closet and empty it into a trash bag. I could donate if manageable but I find that that is part of what prevents it from getting done so I may just trash it and move on. Because I hate waste and work hard for everything the thought kills me but I also look around and think what the hell. We don't even know what we have it is stacked and tucked and boxed away. Maybe just start with a shelf.
I'll let you know how that goes.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40