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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, October 18, 2007

misc. meanderings :)

Ugh I am so tired we had super storms all night last night :( tornado watches and severe t'storm warnings, woke me up and I woke Hubby up skeeeeered. :( More coming this afternoon and I have to WORK wahhhhhh they are saying POSSIBLE TORNADOES THIS AFTERNOON WAHHH. We are supposed to go to a dinner tonight for Sun. school teacher appreciation but if its storming I'll be too skeered. Plus its Survivor night, merge time!

Well I still like work :) I told her I do not like working til 4pm, lunch shift is fine for me so she said she's arrange that BUT that may not give me enough hours. We are hoping my checks are enough to totally cover groceries. We may have to eat cheaper LOL.

Kids are doing ok, next week is parent teacher conferences, so I am looking fwd to that. Stepson lost his job and is moving back in.

Hubby and I have been super stressed about finances, not going well at all, when you get behind it is just almost impossible to catch back up. Our adjustable mortgage is coming due in Nov, and if we dont do anything it will go from 7% to 9%. So we tried to refinance and they wanted us to pay 10% so we were like what the heck lets just let it adjust. So we need to catch it up (its sept. and oct. behind) and KEEP it caught up for 6 mos and THEN go to refi. Our van literally was 2 days from repossession, I've been lying awake nights worrying about it. But what we managed to do YESTERDAY last minute for sure, was refi Danny's van and borrow an extra thousand which will go straight to pay up the van, so if we get that house pmt current we will actually be caught up. Then I told Hubby we will sit down TOGETHER and work up a budget TOGETHER and sit down weekly and pay the bills TOGETHER. I have to find some way to lower our grocery/household bill, its $150+ a week. So I am so thankful that God provided a way to help us get our heads above water, it only made his truck pmt go up $30 a month more, but of course for longer now. We dont have ANY credit cards so we have to rely solely on paycheck to paycheck to pay on stuff.

My best IRL friend Michelle has started a diet club, its called the Fluffy Friends. We have different stuff we're doing etc..well I walked a mile mon. and rode my bike tues, and other than that all I've done is WORK lol which also I am not eating but 2 meals a day since I am working thru lunch, Guess who the biggest loser was the first week?????? ME I LOST 7 LBS!!!!!!!!!!!! I sure dont feel it LOL. So that was super exciting :)

Ok this has gotten way long if you read this far bless your heart LOL. xoxo melzie


Susan said...

I'm glad things are looking up a bit, anyway. And losing 7 pounds! Wow! Congratulations!

Mary said...

Congrats on the weight loss! the other stuff always has a way of working out if you guys keep doing what you're doing and communicating! Best of luck!

No_Newz said...

Congrats on the first seven!!!

I am so sorry you are going through such tough financial times. I really hope things begin to look up for you soon.

Shelina said...

Hang in there Melzie, you have a new job, you're losing weight, the rest is sure to shape up in no time!

Susan said...

What's going on? No posts in more than a week! Hope you are okay!