57 degrees?

I went walking at 6am or a little after and it was 57 degrees out. What is up with that.? It’s breezy already but warm. Our yard looks like a brown desert. Maybe we should start watering.

I’m off to work this morning, I had a lot of stomach trouble yesterday, not sure why. It seems to come and go. I still need to find out if the doctors page he needs to fill in for the LLS is there or not. Yesterday, it wasn’t but they had the fax wrong. But this is my renewal for my grant so it’s quite important it get done.

I’m definitely frustrated with saving money and try to make head way on the student loans or our mortgage. The SL is all interest pretty much till it gets down to a certain dollar amount. Should I even try or work on the second? The second is a very low 1% interest but still could we get rid of it. I’m pretty frustrated with it all but will continue to just process what is the best course of action. Any ideas any one? 

Just save more? Or try and tackle something. We actually don’t have a lot extra after what were paying but I’d still like to try.

Monday catch up

So I missed Carla’s halfdozendaily  Sunday night chit chat , but I’m 

Reading, or have just finished, Jacque Pepins biography, very good and some great recipes.Also, Debbie Macomber’s new book, Starting Now, kinda sappy.

  • Reading?
  • Listening to?
  • Watching?
  • Cooking/Baking?
  • Happy you accomplished this week?
  • Looking forward to next week?
  • Thankful for today?
  • *Bonus Question*

and a quick recapture of Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle, depressing yet inspiring that she became a successful writer.

listening to my son complain that told him to fold laundry.

  1. We watched more Castle season 3
  2. Yesterday, I did some batch cooking from “Not your mothers freezer cooking, so I made chicken breast to use in some recipes, 12 baked stuffed potatoes, bread, and I think there was one other.
  3. It seemed a lot, I sold the tree fort, Waldorf toy, very nice.did a huge thrift store drop off, did all the zone work ,Flylady!
  4. This week, working my 3 shifts at the library, walking, and generally just life. Oh, it’s my daughter, Sachi’s birthday!
  5. As always , just being alive and having a very good quality of life.
  6. I don’t know, now that I’ve gone full with minimalism, none of the household coheres are overwhelming,and I do flylady’s zones so nothing really adds up.

so it should be a fun week.

Update, student loans figured out, payment will be $507. Seriously , do we look like we can afford that, but it’s the government, and like taxes, you find a wAy. Ugh…not too happy about it but well have the Prius paid off in 4 months, so then it’ll be better. I’m going to see how I can make an extra payment on the Prius to get done sooner.

Budget updates

It seems we are off budget, but we’ve had some I unexpected costs, primarily vet bills and a lot of special cat food for Tucker. That was $186 and $56. Plus out of our sinking funds, Costco membership, and AAA membership. So our one sinking fund is down below $1000. That’s part of my zero balance. Hopefully it will get replenished when B’s bonus comes in at the end of June. I’d really like to add at least another $1000.

Z will have books to buy in August for college. And his birthday is August so there’s always more expenses.

we have gotten a place to bring the tent trailer in Tahoe in June. Our favorite place Nevada beach is totally booked solid. I just do t think of it soon enough and then there gone. I’ll keep checking for cancelations which does happen.

I wish the font would stay and not click off.  So the budget will be a little tight for the first of June . Most of our big bills, mortgage ,car payments etc are due then. But we only have a handful of Prius payments left which is a good thing because the #%^**** student loans will kick in. I’m still waiting to see the final result with mine being in a total and permanent discharge. It’ll be just B’s but we don’t know what yet.