*big squeeze* oh I've missed you my little blog!
Where do I begin... I've tried keeping up with Website Wednesday and Friday's Fabulous Find, but I've been slacking lately. I think I'm going to retire my Wednesday and Friday themes. No worries, if I run across any fabulous finds I will definitely share them with you!
I know some of this has already been blogged, About 2 months ago my company had to reduce my hours to part time. That's a huge hit to my family. My husband and I started making cuts where we could. We reduced our car insurance, we cleaned out the storage unit (and now all that junk is stored in our little 2 bedroom apartment!) and we've reduced our cell phone service to a minimum. We use dial up internet and we don't have cable. We should be OK right?... wrong. When I get depressed I eat and shop. Well eating isn't good when you are as big as me and shopping is the worse thing to do when you have no money! I know there are people out there a lot worse off, and I am very thankful for what we do have, especially the jobs and dependable car and a roof over our head. It's just something I'm not use to and am struggling with.
So, I went and got a part time job. It doesn't pay well and it's 20 minutes away, but I've been looking for a part time (or even a new full time) job since May. This was the only offer so I wasn't going to let it slip away. I started last week. I am an Order Entry Specialist for a Toy Company. So far things are good. I finished my training on Friday and the group I work with is a lot of fun. I just can't wait for the pay check! My husband and I need it so bad.
Does anyone have any tips or ideas on how to manage money and budget? I am horrible at it. I have a budget, but if I have $2 dollars I'm going to spend it. Mom suggested putting our debit cards away. Our credit cards are maxed, so using them isn't an issue. I break down into tears because living paycheck to paycheck isn't fun. Heck, we don't even make it paycheck to paycheck, it's more like paycheck to Wednesday!
Things will get better, they have too. It's not an option.
Danny & I celebrate our 1 year anniversary next week and I can't even afford a gift. Talk about sucking. That one year is such a big milestone and so important. We have a free night stay at the casino, but that seems dangerous to me. I am not one to just toss my money away, but those flashy lights and cha-chinging sounds of the machines just tempt me. So even tho the hotel is free, I'm sure it would cost us in the end. Any ideas on what I can do for my husband for our one year?
I think I'm done rambling for now, I plan on posting a blog on the new show "More to Love" later on today, if time allows.
Have a good Wednesday everyone!!