We were supposed to go to Mackinac this weekend, but I am home and sick. We received a two nights stay at a B&B in Mackinaw City as a wedding gift. It was serving somewhat as a honeymoon and semi-free vacations are always nice.
Fortunately, they were kind enough to let us cancel and schedule a later date at our convenience. It was very nice of them, I wasn’t looking forward to going up north in the rain and cold when I am sick. I happen to be kind of whiny when I am sick and want to stay in my own bed.
Luckily, H is not whiny when he is sick. Instead he gets annoyed and defiant when he gets a cold. He is bound and determined not to let it affect his day. This is good, as I think there is only room for one whiny sick person in this relationship. I am perfectly happy to be the one who sleeps all day and lies on the couch when I don’t feel good, he can go to work.
This morning I work up with a cold/sinus infection. I ended up staying home from work for the day, which has given me time to update the blog a bit. I have some new numbers and several topics that should appear over the next few days. I may end up spreading them over a week or two, since I never know when I’ll be back.
I’ve tried keeping a consistent schedule of post, but I find life often gets in my way…….
That is me, walking around my neighborhood wearing surgical gloves and trying to catch my dog’s pee in a cup. I must look like an idiot walking around half bent over trying to scoot a plastic container under my dogs back-end every time it looks like she might squat and pee.
Our female dog ended up with a Urinary Tract Infection and completed the antibiotics a week ago. I was supposed to collect a sample myself (lots cheaper), but have failed miserably. She is simply too close to the ground and I can’t get anything under here fast enough to collect.
It is not as easy as you might think to catch the urine of a 30 pound female dog. This week I have made several attempts to obtain a urine sample from my small dog, The results:
Owner 0 Dog 5
I may have to bite the bullet and let the vet get the sample. It will be costly, but finally done.
I need more hours in my day. I just can’t seem to find the time to do everything. I used to not have this problem. I had done a pretty good job getting everything to balance in years past. I think I may have to cull parts of my life. The question is what is going to get cut?
My New Husband?
I don’t think it is reasonable to cut any of them at the moment, that may be the problem……Hopefully this is just a temporary swelling of things that need my attention. October will be better, right?
Now that I’ve whittled the number of debts down, I have all the payments made by the middle of the month. I feels a bit weird to only have a couple of debts to keep track of.
I am not sure what to do with myself. I think I might just start extra payments next month just to give me something to do…….
Last week I signed up with a VITA program to help low to moderate income people with filing their tax returns.
I received an email back and train during the month of October. For ten weeks starting in February I’ll commit myself to a minimum of two hours a week in assistance. Overall that in not a lot of time, but I’ll definitely have to juggle some things to fit everything in. I have been doing my own and H’s basic taxes for several years, using the forms not software.
I do receive 8 hours of leave each year that I can use for community service, I am going to look into whether this qualifies or not. That would certainly help with all the training I need to get done in October.
I have been feeling the urge to get involved in more community service, besides the Harvest Gathering (I am the Treasurer) committee at work. I thought this might be a good start.
I mentioned that I am in school to become an accountant. My ultimate dream is to freelance in bookkeeping and managerial accounting. There is a problem, however. My Debt.
Anyone that knows me personally knows I would never dream of embezzlement. For many reasons:
- It is wrong!
- It is hard enough for me to accept things/help from others let alone take things that don’t belong to me. I was raised to “take care of myself and not accept help”. Luckily, I am learning to accept help from others and it has enhanced my life.
- I would never want to ruin my life, the lives of the people I love, or the livelihood of the people who trusted me to take care of their finances.
- I am someone who doesn’t want to let others down.
- Lastly, the thought of jail terrifies me and I am smart enough to know that everyone gets caught eventually.
That being said, if any potential employers or customers do a credit check, I am pretty sure I am not going to look very solid to them given my debt load.
It is now even more imperative that I get out of debt for my future employment opportunities. Who wants to hire a bookkeeper/accountant who is $90000+ in debt?