another day, another dollar…

Happy Monday!

I felt so good getting up this morning and feeling ready to start my day.  I knew coming into work that I was going to be all by myself until 3pm but oh how quiet it is.  One lady is on vacation, two are out sick, some are working from home, and others are just off. So that leaves me to answer the phones and play receptionist (which is not my job)!  I don’t mind helping out the rest of the team but seriously based on where I sit it looks like I’m a receptionist.  I’m the “staffing coordinator”! Oh well.

This weekend was fun.  Friday we went up to our friends house for her birthday.  It was nice to sit out on the deck and catch up with friends and family.  On our way home we had the unfortunate event of a flat tire! It was 10:30 at night on the highway. Luckily, we have AAA and a nice police officer came and sat behind us until AAA came.  It wouldn’t have been so bad if there wasn’t so much traffic but there was more then I wanted to deal with and I sure wasn’t going to let the husband get out and try to change it.  Thankfully, we had a full size spare so I can still get around for a bit before I have to cave and spend money on new tires.

Saturday our friend that we hadn’t seen in awhile came down to visit.  We went to lunch, then she and I went and had our nails done.  We met up with the husband and went and saw “500 Days of Summer”.  It was an alright movie but I was struggling to stay awake.  After the movie we went to dinner.  I felt that I had eatten so much already that day that I got a bowl of soup and some brocolli! Crazy but delicious.  We went home and I ended up crashing around 10pm. 

Sunday is my day of relaxation but I was also very productive.  I mowed the lawn, vacuumed the house, did some dishes, made dinner and even cleaned up while the husband watched a movie, bought a movie, got his car washed, and went to the grocery store! He has done his fair share though too.

Tonight I have physical therapy and then home for some quality time with the hubby.  Hopefully tomorrow people decide to show up to work so I’m not all alone…

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budgeting

A Long time ago my mom gave me a spreadsheet to use for budgeting all my expenses.  At first I didn’t like it but now I live by it.  If I didn’t have the spreadsheet I would be so far behind.  I am behind with it as well but I know what I need to do in order to catch up.  It breaks things down based on how much money we bring home each week and then takes that amount and starts subtracting as I add bills in.  This is both a good and bad thing.  Good because I don’t have to do the math but bad because I see that final number at the end and think to myself “how am I going to life off of that this week?”

So due to mom’s passing we are being blessed with extra money.  I was adding up all the debt that myself and hubby have accumulated over the past several years and I about died… almost $40,000!!!!! WOW! Now that does include student loans but still, that number is outrageous. So, we are taking the money from mom and paying everything off!  What a good feeling that will be.  Then we can go on a vacation, do things to our house, etc and hopefully start to get back to a better place and not feel so pinched.  Now, I just need to get through the next 4 months and then we will be seeing a little financial freedom (until tax time)!

So, thank you mom for the spreadsheet.  I know you are looking down from above and helping to guide me in the right direction in life.  I love you and miss you greatly!

amazing…

Sometimes I feel like my life is horrible.  Like nothing is going my way, I have no friends, I suck at my job, my relationship is failing, etc.  But then I have that one special night where that all fades away and I realize how furtunate I am to have the things I do, a roof over my head, a job that pays my bills, and a husband who supports me.

So last night was that special night.  It was an amazing night at home with my loving husband.  It was full of excitement and mystery!

thoughts…

So earlier in the week I had a conversation with my husband about this coming weekend, and going to dinner with his parents.  Well some how he forgot about the whole conversation and said we never made such plans.  It is so frustrating because if I forget a conversation he gets so mad with me but here he is forgetting a complete phone conversation that he had with his mother!!!  So last night I tried to talk to him some more about it only to hit a brick wall.  So I let it go and now today I thought I would mention it again.  He quickly wants nothing to do with it and it irritates me. What do I do???

This is the “plan” that I wanted for the weekend:

Friday – husband has guys night, I am out with my sister

Saturday – relax (me clean) during the day and go to his parents at night and see his brother, sister-in-law and brand new baby

Sunday – breakfast with an old college friend and then relax

To me that doesn’t sound like a bad weekend but he wants nothing to do with Saturday!!! So now I’m stuck and will have to figure out a “deal” to get him to agree with the whole weekend plans.

Hello world!

Ok, we are going to give wordpress a chance and see how I like it compared to blogger.  If I like it then I will switch over and maybe move some of my posts from blogger over.  We will see how everything goes.

I’m FAT!

Yes that is right, I’m fat. I have been all my life and to be honest I’m okay with who I am. Yes I would like to be healthy so I guess that would mean shedding off some pounds but I’m not rushing out to join a gym or buy a treadmill.
I’ve had my moments in life where I’ve been “thin” but I was a swimmer during that time. Even while I was in marching band (which was a lot of work) I still stayed “fat”. Now here I am at the wonderful age of 27, 2 months shy of 28 and still fat, more fat then I’ve probably ever been.
My husband tells me he loves me for who I am but wants me to be healthy. He has tried so many different things to motivate me to get off my butt and move. My therapist has even giving me some helpful hints (and yes I do go to therapy… God love Emily… she is amazing). And I know they both mean well and I understand what they are saying but something in me says “NO! Don’t do it!” And then I come up with a list of excuses:

I don’t like to sweat
I don’t want people to look at me
my legs cramp up
it makes me have to go to the bathroom
I don’t like being out in the heat
I get bored
I don’t have time
I’ll do it tomorrow
I’ll join the gym next week
I don’t have any clothes to wear

and so on, and so on…

So today is Wednesday August 12th and I have physical therapy for my knee tomorrow (probably hurt it because I’m fat) and I’m going to see what they say are good exercises for me to do to help shed some pounds but not injure my knee anymore. And I need to buy a swimsuit (for the fat girls) and hopefully I can take some of these unwanted pounds off my body.

We will see what happens.

Starting weight: 2 tons!!!
Goal Weight: 170lbs.
Pounds to shed: a bunch