So a few days ago a wonderful bloggy friend of mine posted a Bucket/Birthday List and it got me thinking as well. ( http://greeneyedmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/bucketbirthday-list.html ) --> That's my poor attempt at linking the blog, haha....I'm not one for lists and have never once sat down and made a list of the things I'd love to do before I die. I think it's because I'd always be adding thing to it and maybe even removing, my mind is never made up fully on any one subject. That and I have no patience to sit down and actually make one. But today with her current blog about bills and credit and such, it made me think. Number one on my list would have to be, get every single bill paid off. I don't care much for my credit report as I don't use that much and face it, no one in this world has perfect credit anymore. And like I told her, my creditors are lucky I even bother paying them, haha. But I would love if one day soon, I could open up my folder with all my bills and collection papers and such and find that all of them are gone!
Abel's job is the best he's ever had and he's making a good amount of money. We're not rich mind you, not in any way shape or form but to us, this is rich when compared to what he had been making in his last job. When we were back in Libby and barely surviving, our bills never got paid. The phone, electricity, water and all that did mind you but everything else? Got scooped up into a pile and thrown away. We didn't care at that point. When we moved here New Year's Day I made a resolution to start fresh and by paying off all of our debt. Needless to say, that went out the window like a new diet. Three days ago when I went to pull money out of our account and found out that my husband has trashed our account by overdrawing (thank God our bank doesn't charge us overdraft fees!) I sat down with my dad who not only is the cheapest man on Earth, also was an accountant back in his working days. Not only did I get a very looooong drawn out speech about money and credit and finances and blah blah blah (I obviously was paying attention can you tell?) he helped me make out a simple budget. Then showed me how much money would be left each payday after bills and it made me gasp! I can not believe how much money we are wasting. I say we even though I'm gritting my teeth and thinking of husband. HE has debit card and he has the check book and is not keeping track of our money like he said he would but alas, I said for better and worse and I'll put equal blame onto myself...
So I feel good now that starting next month, we will be paying bills off once again. I look forward to the relief of one bill being all paid off and then starting to pay on another. At the end of this year hopefully a few bills will be completely done with. And maybe, at the end of next year we will have all of our bills paid off and done with. That is my goal. My "bucket list". Well part of it that is.
We won't go into the full bucket list which would have to include a sleepover with Johnny Depp and other various wants...Hehehe. So in other news, after Hannah fell asleep I made a run to the library to pick up some books. I've been reading more and as I need to pass the next few weeks quickly (face it I want this kid out now!) the library has been my good friend. It's the place where mommy can go alone and have some quiet time. Luckily I've hit it when there's been no one there so I don't have to deal with people. The librarian knows me back from high school so she knows to grab my attention when I first walk in and then after a few minutes of chit-chat to let me get down to business. I'm one of those people you find sitting on the floor reading the first few pages of a book to see if I like it. It's nice. So I grabbed a few books and a few free murder mystery magazines like Ellery Queen and even a few Women's Day and then came home feeling all happy with myself. I realized that it's almost the day of fat belly picture time and took a few quick photos of the belly to play with and then post tomorrow.
If you aren't already a follower you must go visit my good friend Amity, she's quite the sassy writer and is also my preggie buddy. ( http://sassypantsfreckleface.blogspot.com/ ) We are due around the same time and therefore have agreed to post belly photos at the same time. So i took mine and realized that I am now bigger now with this child than I was on the day I delivered Hannah. And yet I'm only 5 pounds heavier with this one than I was on Hannah's birth day. Weird... I've been toying with the idea of whether or not to have my tubes tied at the same time. Husband and I have agreed that we are finished having babies. We have one of each and I have gone through so much emotional and physical stress for these babies that it would be wise to be done. We plan on later in the future adopting but until then, someone is getting fixed. Originally I put my feet down, yes both of them, and told him he was getting snipped. easier, faster, less pain and face it, I carried babies for 18 months total and delivered them, he could do this little bit. But now I'm beginning to wonder if it would be wiser if I just had it all done while I'm in there and get it over with. Abel would procrastinate and it would never get done I'm thinking. Has anyone had their tubes tied? What do you think?
Anyways, I have a few e-mails to rush off and I need to stalk Fed-Ex and get them here to pick up a box. I hope everyone is having a great day. Can you tell I'm trying to be better at my blogging? LoL. I apologize for it being random and not very interesting...Anyways, visit my bloggy friends, you won't regret it and until next time!