Thursday, February 18, 2010

Things I thought you should know

1. I never go to the doctor unless I have a problem. The last time I went to see a doctor was when I had my gallbladder removed two years ago. Why do I keep paying for health insurance?

2. I love the show Big Love. More specifically, I love the second wife (Nikki). She is so evil.

3. I have made a decision regarding grocery shopping. From now on, we are only going to shop twice a month. Until we can get some of our debt paid down, we are going to have to be more conservative with our grocery bills.

4. Speaking of paying down debt, we used our tax return to cut our credit card debt in half! If we can stay on course with our budget, we will be credit card debt free by August. Summer can't get here soon enough.

5. My mother may be coming to visit us in April. As usual, I have mixed emotions about her trip. But I am happy that the kids will get to spend some time with granny. She spoils them rotten, and they love every minute of it.

6. Back to finances again. My season passes for the Aquarium and Paws Farm expire in April. And we have no money to purchase new passes. Makes me sad.

7. Izzy REALLY loves the snow. He begs me to go out and play every. single. day. He also really enjoys eating snow. I tried to teach him to avoid the yellow the spots, but I am pretty sure he wasn't listening.

8. Our town is hosting a magic show at the elementary school. Admission is $10 per person. Isn't that INSANE? It would cost my family $40 to attend. Unless that magician can make money magically appear in my wallet, we will not be attending that performance.

9. I am not sure Porgie enjoys ballet class anymore. I would let her drop out, but I already paid $75 for her recital costume. She is going to perform in that recital whether she likes it or not.

10. I am fresh out of valentine's day candy. Life is cruel.


Jeninacide said...

I rarely go to the doctor, but I do have to go to the DENTIST every 3 months because I have problems with FLOSSING so my hygenist makes me come in twice as often. Otherwise my insurance is pretty useless. Although I should go get one of those YEARLY exams seeing as how it has been like ALMOST TWO YEARS. Eek!

My husband has NEVER seen a doctor or a dentist in the 4 years that he has been on my insurance. That means that I have paid (hang on gotta calculate) $12,000 FOR NOTHING. Bastard could at least get a physical or something. Ugh.

Just Jiff said...

We're working on cutting down our debt too. We won't be debt free by August but we'll at least have cut it down a lot.

That sucks about vtines candy being gone. :(

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Have you read the Dave Ramsey book? Or my blog? We are in debt too... and ours is pretty scary. :(

Life sucks and I am fresh out of GOOD candy, but I'll suffice eating shit and grow my fat ass as large as possible on what we can afford.

amanda said...

4) whoo hoo!! we have our apt this weekend - fingers crossed big time!!

msprimadonna67 said...

Big Love is such a good show! We're big fans of Margene: )

Clare said...

you are doing awesome with your spending...we ahve been busy getting plans ready for the new house, and i just want to buy everything in sight to get ready for this new babe!! ahhh!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I haven't watched Big Love since Season One. I need to catch up on Netflix.

Whey doesn't Porgie enjoy ballet now? Maybe like so many women before her, she's decided that the costumes are more fun than the activity?

Rachel said...

I love the updates. I love candy and it is one of the reasons I cannot have it around me because i would live on it