Have you ever had a week that just needs to END? Like, c'mon...do you really think I can deal with anything else on my plate? Glad today is Thursday!!
So, let's update a few things on the ole Mysti front that have been topics of discussion:
1) Lending Club loan. If you read my post here about Lending Club, I outlined the process and what we are trying to do. I have been wildly impressed with this process. Not only how easy it is, but the number of people that are involved. As of this morning at about 8am, we are at $4,225 of $13,600 (31.07% funded, or half of the minimum we need to actually acquire money). If you are interested in participating with Lending Club as an investor, click the link and go for it! Oh, and if you are interested in helping a girl and her husband and 2 kids on the path towards a debt free life......our loan number is 548886. :)
2) The Bookcase. Hmmmm, what do you think I decided? Did I go for it and am now the proud owner of the perfect bookcase that is housing my precious and much loved books? Did I hold strong and say NO to my inner brat (need to name my inner brat.....any thoughts? Right now I am leaning toward Esmerelda). You all ponder that one for a bit.....I will let you know!
3) No Eating out July. If you saw, I caved and took the kids out for dinner when a storm knocked our power out. The power was out about 4 hours, came back on for 2 hrs, and was out a good portion of the night (can you say sticky hot sleeping????). If it was just me, or even me and Sassy, we would have limped along with PB&J. But Bossy....that is a game changer. When you have a kid like him, and you have already told him hot dogs are on the menu, and you are late, and he is tired from camp and therapy.....you better produce. While I am not thrilled that we went out, I can justify my decision, and in the end, I think I made the right one for our family. Plus, we are having a BBQ this weekend, so my cupboards are bare, in order to make room for the BBQ stuff. ;)
4) Team Mysti/G-man. We are doing much better. I think when he read TTMM over vacation, he started to get it. When he and I sat for 3 hours and talked, I got it......he doesn't process this stuff the same way I do. It is still some give and take. But as a whole, things are better than a month ago when I kicked him out.