Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spilled Milk

Photo Credit
I used to think the pharse "No crying over spilled milk" meant don't be upset by the little things. However, today after I spilled my lunch over the floor...I took that phrase literally.  When you're hungry, you're hungry and spilling milk (or any type of food) when you live on a strict budget is a hard moment to swallow.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

$88 for Peace.

Photo Credit
So Thursday was slightly tramatic. I realize there are worse things to deal with than a dead mouse but instinatly after I saw it the following questions popped in my head.

  • How did it get here?
  • Are there more?
  • How do we stop this?

The exterminator was here for oh...10 minutes and cost me $88. When he left, I just sat in our living room and cried. Why? Because I felt helpless and stupid for being upset over a rodent. I deep cleaned the house that night so I could feel like I could go to bed. We're going to be eating rice and beans for a while {literally - it's Thursday night dinner} but it was worth it.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gives me the willies.

Photo Credit
Today, I had plan to right this short little post telling you all that I indeed was offered the second job and then lunch happened. Don't worry - I did get the job and will start with my first wedding in April but the bottom fell out of my day {so to speak} during my lunch break.

When we came home last week from Denver, Mr. M and I noticed that our bedroom smelled well...funky. I thought it was maybe some towels that were left in the hamper but it wasn't the laundry. We thought that maybe our humidifier had gotten musty and needed to be clean. Nope - not that. It wasn't until today that I discover the issue. A mouse.

A disgusting, furry, god-knows-where-it's-has been mouse. I have no idea if it has friends hanging out in our house.

{Just writing this gives me the willies.}

We're not sure how the mouse got in, how it died {maybe one of our cats killed it?} and how long it's been there beyond the five days we've been home. Seriously gross. Mr. M has called an exterminator {thank goodness for our emergency fund} and they are suppose to come out this afternoon. So insane.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Second Job?

Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me today - I'm interviewing for a second job that actually might work with my current work schedule. My full time job requires a good deal of flexibility on my part during the work week so trying to work an evening part-time job would not have worked. 

Photo Credit

Luckily, a part-time position became available for a local wedding venue that needs someone a few hours a month to help with the brides. Since event planning is another passion of mine, this looks like a good fit.

I'm meeting with the coordinator this evening after work. Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Free Trip?

Yes please!  That was my response last Monday that Mr. M called to say that I could accompany him on a work trip to Denver.  The only catch - we were leaving the next day and I had to ask for time off. Luckily, my boss was in a cheerful mood and I was able to take the rest of the week off.

Denver has been on the short list for a while as a city that we would like to vacation to for our anniversary. I'm glad that we were able to have a taste of it during this trip as we realized fast that we {in our current financial state} could not afford it.  It's a beautiful city and one that we hope to visit again in the future but I am thankful for the impromptu trip.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Gonna Take That Mountain

Today is my birthday and I felt {for some reason} that I needed to see the sunrise this morning. Maybe because it was my last birthday in my twenties...maybe I'm trying to renew my spirit in this whole debt snowball adventure...who knows.   I coax Mr. M into waking up with me at 4:50 am today to drive to the mountains located a few states away. As we drove the windy roads, I did begin to wonder if I was insane to think that watching something like a sunrise on top of a mountain would improve my mood.

{sorry for the poor quality - cell phone photo}

For whatever the reason - it worked.
It kind of reminded me of Reba's song "I'm Going To Take That Mountain" with my mountain being debt. Here's to climbing this mountain this year together!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Brand New Day

This is how my week has been...well sorta. On a positive note, we paid $350 more towards CC#2 brining it just a little bit above $1,500!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Working for the Weekend.

Photo Credit
I wished I could bottle the exhilarated feelings that I had on Friday because this week is kicking my tail work wise.  The last 72 hours have been overwhelming and I'm not sure why everyone is in panic-gotta-have-it-yesterday mode but they are.

Only Friday stands between me and the weekend. It can not get here soon enough.