Wednesday, May 23, 2012
How do my kids know.....
Bossy spiked a 102 fever last night. He has been off since Monday night, so it isn't a huge surprise. While his fever is better this morning, he is still off. He is refusing to eat (this is the one advantage of a feeding tube!). I am keeping him home....happy on the couch. Currently watching Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Today is payday....and without being at the office to pick up my paycheck....it will sit there until tomorrow. I guess the bills will get paid on Friday. Nothing will be late....just throws me off a bit. I was really looking forward to paying bills and seeing where it all stands.
In other news from the Mysti world....
1) Camp savings. Camp will be fully funded as of G-man's next payday on Monday. Then that $115 per paycheck will go toward Christmas Savings. I am already looking around for ideas for the holidays....actually, I have one gift already!
2) Overtime money. I am debating how we are using our overtime account. Right now we are saving it all, and quarterly "spending" it on something. Last quarter it was our Sesame Place trip. Right now, we have roughly $600 in the account, and on Monday (I guess Tuesday because of the holiday....) G-man will have more OT in his paycheck, as he will for the next paycheck (mid-June). If we go by the quarterly plan....I am guessing we will have over $1000 in there by late June. Given the debt load....maybe I should take out what is in there after payday next week and put it toward the Credit Card, and pretty much wipe that out sooner than later.
We were never going to "spend" this money this quarter on stuff. It was more about saving it up and making a bulk payment to something. If we didn't have the debt...it would have gone to resurfacing the deck.
So, I am considering changing our "spending" of the overtime account to every other month, instead of quarterly. I don't want to immediately put it toward debt, as there may be times we decide that we need to use it for some other purpose.
Additionally, I am probably going to forgo MY overtime contributions, as my hours are about to change. What previously would have been OT (not by pay, but by typical hours), will now become business as usual. I lost track of what I was doing, as some weeks I worked slightly less hours, then made it up the next week. My new "standard" paycheck will be going into the main budget, mostly to debt, but some to savings.
3) Dysfunction abound. My parents are coming in June, when the kids get out of school. This will lead to the coming month of panic. And probably ALOT of expense, as my parents are super high maintenance. I am going to try very hard not to give into the hurt little girl who is ever trying to please her parents, and will go overboard to earn their approval. I am NEVER going to get it. Why beat my head against the wall trying? I am trying to think of meals that they will eat that won't break the bank. And am determined to NOT try and change my house (too much).
ETA: I should have known better. Pandora's Box. I have mentioned before that we need to fix the ceiling and carpet in Bossy's room (we have the cash put aside for this). Well, our friend who is fixing the ceiling as a side job had an opening in his schedule. So he wants to do it next weekend (first weekend in June). Which means that we have to order the carpet ASAP, empty the room, and then paint once the ceiling is done. So much for not changing the house!
Well, I guess I am going to throw in some laundry, and do some work from home....so I don't lose the entire day. Hope everyone has a great day!