First, I would like to apologize for the twenty half-written pieces of crap I have not finished and posted. Second, you’re welcome because I didn’t post twenty half-written pieces of crap. MR. BRICKIE GOES BACK TO WORK MONDAY! It deserves all caps, I promise. Here are the bad decisions and good decisions I’ve made this… Read More How We Spent It 9-8-2016
In this moment, I know the truth. We are going to be apartment dwellers for at least two more years. I like being a renter in some ways, well, most ways really. I have checked calculators to see at what level owning is smarter than renting and can’t wrap my head around it. With Mr.… Read More How We Spent It 8-11-16
I have a whole post about opening my 11 year old a limited checking account with a debit card but it’s so dry and boring I can’t bring myself to hit publish. Maybe I’m being too critical but I am a funny, interesting person and when I can’t bring that out in my writing it… Read More How We Spent It – Windfall Edition!
The fabled and much-awaited fifth check of the month has arrived. It makes for a boring read but trust me the feeling of relief and the relaxation in the muscles of my shoulders and neck are very exciting for me. Incoming Workers’ Comp: $721.30 Outgoing Living Expenses: $370 (Gas, Groceries, Spending) Buffer Refill: $100 Rent… Read More How We Spent It 6-30-2016
Happy Friday! Yesterday I was dealing with some tooth pain and the crying that comes with trying to figure out if your mouth is going to heal more or if room temperature grapes being painful to eat is your new reality forever. I cancelled my follow-up appointment. If I need more work I’m going somewhere… Read More How We Spent It 6-23-2016
My tooth is fixed. It chipped again four hours after the repair appointment but it’s a small chip so I’m leaving it be until my follow up in two weeks. I think my bite is back to where it was before I started this whole extensive dental process so leaving it alone is the extent… Read More Paying Ourselves Back and Injury Progress
Okay. So I wrote an insane $410 check (on 5/23) to the tennis people because Big Sister really wants to be on the tennis team in middle school so I put her in for two hours of lessons a day for two sessions of two-week sessions. The other two kids were in for an hour… Read More Tennis Kerfuffle and Tooth Update
This morning I woke up to my front tooth breaking. Or would it be better to phrase it, “My front tooth broke and I woke up.” It is a chicken/egg scenario where I think the tooth woke me up when it broke but I can’t be sure. It’s the capped portion of the front tooth… Read More Things Are Looking Up
If I don’t get a good night’s sleep soon I may go completely mad. I don’t know if that will look any different than I do on a day-to-day basis. For all I know I’ve always been mad. The budget this week is both good and bad. I finally paid off the Macy’s card! I… Read More Is Summer Going Great for Everyone but Me?
Is it a bad life decision to drain my emergency fund to pay for summer activities? Yes! Am I doing it anyway? Yes! I’m not sure why. I think it’s primarily because I worry I’m not a good enough parent. They aren’t over-scheduled and they will have 17 unscheduled days in August to just veg… Read More I Keep Spending…and Spending…