To all my readers in the US, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! As of this moment, I haven’t decided whether my plans include going out of town with my family or staying home to work – my heart says MINI VACATION but my brain says MONEY.
A few random things going on, for those who are
Money. I’m in one of those places where I have a ton of work going on and a ton coming up, but no more money coming in until I finish my current list of projects. So I’m doing my best to minimize spending and catch up as quickly as possible. (I’m still behind thanks to my 2-day internet outage last week.)
Budgeting. It is SO hard to budget without regular paydays. Not to mention the fact that I never know how much I’ll make in a month. My goal is to get way ahead on all my expenses without touching my emergency fund. That way the money I earn in a given month is paying the bills for 2 months in the future, and I’ll be able to budget appropriately. Right now I’m only running about a month ahead and it’s stressing me out.
Parenting. In just over a month, I am going to be the parent of a high schooler. I’m not sure when this happened but it’s completely unfair. Suddenly Jayden sounds like a grown man when he talks, and he gripes and complains and rolls his eyes exactly like I used to at that age. It makes me so sad to realize that he’s going to be 14 next month.
The random cat. Several of you have asked what happened with Specter. Unfortunately, the local humane society does not have live traps and they’re $40 to buy, so I’ve been asking around to find someone who can loan me one. In the meantime, I’ve been putting puppy pads in front of the (blocked) dog door upstairs at night, and I’m pretty sure my dogs hate me for it. Apollo refuses to use it, so he whines all night for me to let him in and out. FML.
Anyway, I’m off to figure out what I’m doing today (probably working) but I’ll have a real post for you guys on Friday. Be safe and have fun tonight!