Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Thoughts

I'm stressing myself out about money again, even though I am trying to relax a bit about it. I always have this feeling of dread, like something bad is going to happen, and we're going to end up homeless or something. Not that that would likely happen, but it's how I get when I am stressed out about money. I really can't change what is, but I am striving to spend less and earn more to reduce my stress.

I've had a toothache since Friday, and I know it won't be good when I finally do go to the dentist. I have an exposed broken molar, and the molar beside it is cracked, almost in half. For the most part they don't bother me, but it will be an expensive fix. $1200 that I just don't have right now. And that's the amount I will have to pay after insurance. Grr.

I did pick up some extra work from the 20th - 28th, and am looking forward to it. I pray that I can earn enough money that week to pay the rent for a month. :)

I've been reading and knitting lots this week. Sometimes it's easier for me to escape reality inside a good book than to worry about things that I can't really do anything about right now. I'm making progress on an afghan that I am working on. Hopefully I can have it done by Christmas.

Cub's sitter wants to start potty training this week, which ought to be interesting. He has no interest in using the potty whatsoever. I've cut down his liquid intake in the evenings so he won't wake up soaked in the middle of the night anymore. I've never trained a boy before. Any method suggestions that have worked for you?

DD1, her BF and grandcub are coming over today for Indian Tacos and watching the Season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead. I miss having all my family together and it will be nice to have a crowded, noisy apartment for the evening.

I haven't been focusing on my Top Ten daily, and the house is definitely reflecting that. I have got to get doing the laundry, or we'll all be wearing shorts and tank tops this week. :(  I just have no motivation to get things done.

I have got to go to the grocery store today. It's not going to be a fun trip at all. Wish me luck.

P.S. Hubby owes me a million dollars. This morning when Cub came into our room at an ungodly hour, I thought "Yay! It's my day to sleep in!" After prompting Hubby to get up, he rolled over and said, "I'll give you a million dollars if you get up with him". I waited thinking that he would still get up, but instead it was me givng cub breakfast before 7 a.m. I'll take a money order, please.


  1. I live in a constant state of "what is about to happen" that will financially ruin us. I don't know if it is my worrying about it...but something always happens. So I get it.

    We just have to remember to take it one thing at a time.

  2. It IS hard not to worry, I know. Raising my daughter on my own it was a constant juggling act to keep on top of the bills and have a little bit of fun too. Things are a bit better now but old habits die hard. Glad you'll have company tonight to help take your mind off things.

  3. I swear it's the weather... It's been so cold & wet & gloomy... Barely any sun lately! :( Hope you have a nice evening with your family... Hugs!!

  4. Your Sense of money dread probably stems from your complicated money situation. If you got the exact same salary, but got paid the same amount biweekly, and had all your taxes taken at the source, your worry and stress would likely drop. I think you do pretty awesome with how you get paid. It can't be easy!

    And about the potty training, my son was my easiest potty trainer... It was the girls that were a bit harder overr here. Good luck with that. Think of the diaper costs that you won't have once he's trained!!!

  5. I agree with Makky's Mom. You do awesome with how your paid. I don't think many of us could manage it so well. I know that feeling of dread though. We have been on really good financial footing for 4 years now and I still keep expecting disaster to strike.
    Hope your tooth feels better soon. read you next post saying yur going in Friday for a root canal. Good luck.