Monthly Archives: March 2014

2 weeks…

Well not much change…. I have not completed my budget for this next month yet :/  Need to get on this.  I have some upcoming expenses to ponder.  Prom for my girls this weekend and their graduation party in May.  I hope to keep the party under $300 total.  I believe this is doable. 

My study is going great and the bonus to it all is the drugs seem to be working!  I’d really like to be entered in to the long term study.  I’d be happy to do a long term study without any monetary compensation.  The wipes I have been using have completely changed my life for the short term!  I Love them!

I am committed to staying on my journey so I thought I had better drop a line.  I am also pondering getting my driveway fixed.  The water has been causing cement to buckle and now I am unable secure my garage.  I have one estimate thus far and it’s for $3160.00 The only way to complete this project is to drain my emergency savings and go back into debt on my credit card a bit.  Is it worth it?! Something I really have to weigh in the next couple of days.  I’ve worked my butt to get to where I am.  I do really need a new driveway as it’s causing water issues around my house… Hmmmm  

A review of my budget this week revealed that I ended up less than $25 over on food and almost $25 over on eating out. I’ll take it!! I have stuck with doing written budgets now since December and it is getting easier. I’m getting better at transferring the previous month to the current month as not much is changing now from month to month. I’ve been transferring “sinking fund” items into my saving from checking although it’s making it more difficult to spend that money. Once it’s in my savings I’m finding I don’t want to remove it!

I’m still undecided on what to do with the driveway and part of me still wants to sell the jeep.. :/ Decisions to be made I just need to make the right decision.

On Track..

I was accepted to my study!!!!! Just found out today. A little extra $$ and possible positive side effect of helping me for a short time. I’m excited.

I made it back from Jamaica but lost my phone while down there :/ On the up side my contract is up with Sprint and I’m eligible for an upgrade the downside having to buy a new phone. Don’t want to spend a ton of money on one.. So for now I have borrowed my daughters phone to use for the short term until I figure out what I want to do.

As for my budget things are going really well. I went and did some shopping this weekend for food. So far I’ve spent $73.00 and this covered both fresh food and pantry items. The grocery shopping I did should mostly last us through the rest of this month fingers are crossed! Mac and Cheese .60 a box! Kraft even! That total included splurge items for us such as juice and some kool aid drinks (for the little one) All in all I felt pretty good about my inexpensive trip to the store.

I have paid all my utilities for this month my jeep payment is made and 1/2 my house payment. Looks as though I will be able to make a whole extra payment on my jeep! Great feeling… I hope that now I’m back from vacation I will be intense on knocking out my last debts. I was fantasizing today that if I could get $1,000.00 a month on my jeep I will be done in 27 months! Goals it’s about goals! Might be time to start putting things up for sale! 🙂 🙂 My daughter is going to the think she is next!