Sunday, March 29, 2009

Vegetables are my friends. . .

Alright, I apologize for my earlier filler post. I was bored and feeling pretty ill so had nothing better to do than fill quizzes on Dr. Evil's laptop while I nursed the godawful stomach pangs I was having.

Still on this documentary watching blitz. I saw Food Matters and Simply Raw: Reversing diabetes in 30 days. So this ties in with the godawful stomach pangs. I was feeling down and pretty low so I told Dr. Evil to buy some burgers for cheap. I haven't had take-out food in some time now. You know. . . 'cause I'm poor :P

Well, unfortunately as much I had liked eating out all these years, it most definitely does not agree with me anymore. I wasn't even food poisoning. . .I just felt extremely physically ill after I ate the very delicious but super-processed food.

Now I'm a logical thinking person but I don't eat healthy. I haven't eaten super-healthy since I was a teenager. When I was a teen, I was surrounded by friends who were super weight and exercise conscious. Not that I was particularly that way, but when all your friends are doing it. . .well, so are you. Probably the last time I was in such good shape. Well then, I lost my mind. . .drank a lot and ate out quite a bit. Gained waaaay too much weight. Although now I've cut back on a lot of things, I still don't exercise. So although I probably won't gain anymore weight. . .I'm not losing it either because of my lack of exercise. Hopefully this summer I will do more regarding the exercise. Also, since watching those docs I think I will start having quite a number of meatless nights; my wallet will probably thank me.

I'd never go full vegetarian, meat is just too delicious to me to give up. Not sure how I'll convince Dr. Evil to join my bandwagon. He's a self-proclaimed Meaty Meatatarian. But then again, I'm the one who cooks all the meals.

In other news, Thing 1 and Thing 2 are back from their weekend. Looks like they had a lot of fun. First time going to a movie theatre and godparents said that they enjoyed it. Only two accidents. Thing 1 got sick in the car and messed herself at their place but otherwise godparents enjoyed having them and even asked us to let us know when the could take care of them again. I may very well take them up on their offer.

And for no reason a music video. . .before Youtube decides to yank them all off.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quizzy Quizzums

Because I'm bored. . .

Sayid shot Ben!!!!!
I'm John Locke, yeah I've been shot a bunch of times. . .but I came back from the dead baby! :P

Find out Which Lost Character Are You at!

My Sexual Fetish. . .uh yeah, I can see that being me o_O

Find out Your Sexual Fetish at!

I think Linds and me would be more alike if she didn't do coke and meth too

Find out what drunk celebrity you are at LiquidGeneration!

It's good to know that I'm a hit with the ladies . . .who I will later eat :P

Find out Which Movie Villain Are You at!

Balloon animals eh?

Find out if you are a freak in bed at LiquidGeneration!

Damn, I was hoping to be good ol' Wolvie or at least have some kind of frickin' superpower. . .what the hell power does a hobbit have; furry feet?!

Find out Which Movie Hero Are You at!

Damn Straight!!! Although I probably picked answers that would lead up to this :P

Find out Which Marvel Superhero Are You at!

I don't even remember what the plot for Cars was. . .

Find out what pixar character are you at

Twins are good

Find out your Harry Potter personality at LiquidGeneration!

and that's all folks. . .

Monday, March 23, 2009

Random Thoughts 2

Told ya I was going to do another one of these.

  • Been watching a whole bunch of tween/teen movies. I saw Twilight, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and She's the Man. Although, my adult brain can no longer understand the scores of stupidity in these movies; putting my brain aside, I found them light-hearted and enjoyable.
  • Still having Drama with Dr. Evil's family over our roof getting done. Late-night calls, threatening to overcharge us and such. In hindsight, this may have not been worth it. Guess I'll be spending all my Christmases here or in London.
  • Feeling heavily blue all the time. Still haven't been back to school. Told Dr. Evil to get me some Vitamin D and Cod Liver Oil; hopefully this will give me the energy I need.
  • Twins are off to the Godparents this weekend. I will finally get a break and they will get to watch Monsters vs. Aliens. Also, godfather burned a whole bunch of movies for them to watch. . .very happy with that, finally means I'll get to watch something other than Shrek 2 constantly.
  • Am starting on a sci-fi/documentary watching bend. Probably inspired by the current book I'm reading. I believe it's the longest gap of time I've ever taken for reading a book, mostly because of the moving/children thing. Been about 2 years.
  • Sad about the fact that I'm at square one again for the debt. This is gonna be a lot tougher to get through than I imagined.
  • Glad about the house looking more like what I envisioned when I moved in. It's not perfectly there but it's definitely a good start. Hope that I can get a lot of work done on the outside of the place in the summer.
  • Also happy that it's warming up. . .looking forward to 30 degree weather soon (I hope!).
  • Need to make plans to visit folks. Namely folks I didn't fit in last year. . .it's a pain never having a free weekend but hey, if I don't keep in touch who know when I'll see folks again.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Future Fantasic? The Obama Deception?

I've spent the last couple of days reading about Edgar Cayce. I had watched several documentaries on him as well as other "prophets" like Nostradamus and the like. Still waiting for Mabus (unless he's already here :P.)

But I digress, I have always found Mr. Cayce fascinating. His predictions and work happened really not that long ago in the span of time. Many of his predictions were accurate too. Not that I'm prone to flights of fancy, I love science and I was probably more excited hearing about the launch of the Hadron Collider and it's possibilities over the Obama election.

Which brings me to . . .the future. I'm pretty sure it's human nature to want to know what may or may not happen. I am in charge of my free will or are there greater powers doing the work for me. It would be too much to get into, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks these things from time to time.

After watching these biographies I became very interested in George Orwell and Alduous Huxley. Animal Farm is still the only book I've read over 10 times and I never re-read any book. These great visionaries of course, didn't write any old book. Through my deep depression in High School these books were like water to me in a vast desert.

Now after brusing up on my rhetoric, I came across this "documentary" while on my regular sojourns on the net. Not sure as to how much of a documentary it is compared to opinion but I do like that they say go out and do the research yourselves.

Well, after watching it, I thought of the song Ms. Jackson and the lyric a friend of mine posted. You can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather. . .

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Dramatic Roof

Well, I'm back at square one for the debt status. Had to pay for the new roof. Probably have a lot of other things to pay for in the house too. It's a very nice roof. Better than code and I won't have to do it again until I'm about 65 years old. That probably makes the drama of getting the roof worth it.

Let me start at the beginning. Now I know that I needed a new roof. My home inspector told me that I did. This was of course before I knew about the too much debt status. At the time I thought, no problem I can save up and do that. Well, things didn't happen that way and I had to do the roof as cheaply and as durable as possible. Cue to my in-laws.

Now, I like my in-laws. I have two sets since Dr. Evil's parents are divorced. Imagine my heart attack at having to meet all of them when we were getting married. 7 years later I'm glad that I don't live near any of them, but they're still nice people.

Dr. Evil's mother is a very fussy, finicky and naggy person. Still nice, but thankfully I don't have to live with her. Her boyfriend, the Rooster is also nice and a extremely handy individual.

He builds houses for a living. He can make roofs, hell. . .he could probably redo my entire house, he's that good. Also, if he did it. . .I would never have to worry about re-doing it for years because his work is meticulous and he's damn good at it, it's truly his calling. One problem though. . .he's an alcoholic. Not just some undercover alcoholic. . .a raging, angry, drinking constanly, crashed his car numerous times and finally had his licence suspended kind of alcoholic.

So although I knew that he would do an excellent job. . .there would definitely be drama. If I wanted the good, I would have to take the bad. I've definitely had it bad with this individual, he's had me by the throat when I was pregnant and only let go when Dr. Evil's mother nearly ripped his eyes out. . .yeah, that kinda bad.

Firstly, up until the day of. . .didn't know if they were coming. Found out at the last possible minute. This was weeks after loads of drunken calls at all hours of night after the original asking of could it be done.

Next, since I didn't know if they were coming I hadn't ordered the supplies. They informed me that it would be as easy as snap to get them. Not the case. As such, the first day was wasted just attempting to get the supplies with workers who were getting paid $20 an hour sitting around doing nothing. For the good folks at Home Depot, thank you for your amazing work. I'd still have those folks here if you didn't pull through. Just need to find the right words to say when I write my customer appreciation letter to you. Yeah, they were that good. The folks at AMA as well, thank you. As for the people of Rona, now I remember why I only buy paint from you (for the airmiles) and nothing else. . .you are retards!

Now on to the actual work. Three old guys who drank constantly and one young guy who didn't. Guess which one worked non-stop. To the young guy, who was polite, grateful and working. . .I personally invited him back to stay with us whenever he liked. Hell, he even took care of the girls for me. Not the other guys didn't work, but I didn't have to clean up all the beer bottles from my front and backyard, apologize to my neighbours constantly and generally be stressed from the constant fighting as much.

They finally finished waaaaay later than they should have. The rooster was refusing to leave at around 9 p.m. and stole our flashlight. I finally went in and put the kids to bed after scrubbing them down since their feet bottoms were black from how dirty my floors were. From what I understand. . .it was as horrible a drive home as it was a ride coming up for them. There's a whole bunch more that happened that I didn't include, neighbour drama and such. Thankfully, the f***tards were gone at least until next time.

But hey, I've got a damn fine roof!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The New Dora

Well, here's the pic of the new Dora versus the old Dora. I'm not impressed. Where the hell is her backpack and why isn't she wearing running shoes?

Jeez Mattel, you already got Barbie as the impossible standard that I had to grow up too. You've sunk your only competition with the Bratz Dolls. This f*ckery should not continue, I hope every parent raises hell until the new Dora doesn't look like she's wearing lipstick.

In other news, I'm getting my roof done. I'll have to speak about that drama when the roofing people leave!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Purity Ring and Mickey Mouse back in Valhalla

The title is taken from the season from what happened in the season premiere of South Park. Still as funny as ever, and I still love it.

In the episode the Kenny gets a purity ring with his girlfriend which they wear on their wedding fingers (natch). Instead of having sex, they become boring and hang out with other couples who wear purity rings. All they talk about is how great Grey's Anatomy is and watch rentals for fun. Kenny slowly becomes a drone of sorts and starts to forget who he is since he's given up everything for his purity ring. So you can understand why I found this as funny as I did.

Yeah, marriage can get pretty boring but honestly I wouldn't haven't any other way. When I was a teen and in my early twenties, I was fine living on the "edge." How I managed to do that with little of no sleep for x amount of years I'll never know but somehow I did. The older I got, the less that life looked appealing to me. It may still look appealing to others but not anymore to me. I can gladly say been there, done that. I'm more into this boring life I've made for myself, and yes, it probably involves a lot of the things South Park made fun.

Sometimes being a stereotype makes you happy :)

Also, fire-breathing Mickey Mouse who beats the crap out of the Jonas Brothers is pretty damned cool.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Random Thoughts

I'm taking a page out of her book and putting down my random thoughts. I'll probably do this now and again.

  • Why isn't Lost on? Instead, they're putting on a repeat and then showing two new episodes next week. Why not just put on the new episode this week and and a new one next week and air the repeat after the new one? Sometimes TV people make no sense to me.
  • I went to the dentist today. I haven't been since about 1999. Things have changed, but it's just as expensive as I remember. . .unfortunately.
  • Dr. Evil is still sick and now I'm sick. I was just sick. Now here I am again. I solely blame Dr. Evil who apparently thinks he can cough over everything and have me clean up constantly. I really do take care of three children.
  • The roof needs to be re-done. The family are coming this Sunday. I sincerely hope everything goes well. I just do not like dealing with the in-laws. . .but hey, I'm getting a roof. Now I just need to figure out what colour I want it in. . .I was thinking red and grey.
  • Lots of invites to places and I really don't want to go. Besides the fact I'm broke, I just really want to stay in. I know that in the summer, I'll be the one heading out constantly to see folks so I need my break to last as long as possible.
  • A little jealous of the kids, they're getting to watch Monsters vs. Aliens and have a night out. . .while I've been stuck at home and haven't been to a theatre since I saw the craptacular Quarantine.
  • I really wish I had a treadmill.
  • Ever since I put a sexy picture on my twitter account, I've got a hell of lot more followers.
  • I have to clean before the aforementioned in-laws come. As I said before I'm sick and I'm tired but I will still be the only one who does it all. . .I sincerely hope that I will be able to take a real vacation as it's been since 1999 that I did that too.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

. . .it's the loneliest number since the number one

Yeah, I'm taking a page from that one and posting a song as my title. This one is about being alone. I know there is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Now, being lonely is hard enough but being alone and raising children is really tough.

A relative of Dr. Evil has gone through a very difficult divorce and is now trying to raise a son and daughter who are 3 and 2 by her complete lonesome. If that's not bad enough, she lives Stateside. I know that I complain about the lack of things my country does for families but down there they really leave folks high and dry. I'm pretty sure that if I had to pay for my delivery, I'd be in a shack somewhere. But I digress.

Now that this individual is alone, she has come to realize just how hard it will be to do things on her own. Her parents are helping her but she laments at the constant struggle. She doesn't want their help. She wants to be able to do things on her own but is now in a position where that will probably never happen.

She says that she cries herself to sleep at night because she has no one to turn to when dealing with the kids becomes too much for her. Despite this she gets up each day and tries to make the best of everything. I suggested to her that she join this group.

I know that I complain about Dr. Evil a lot. I also do the majority of work taking care of the kids and house. If I really do end up having a bad day, then I can tell Dr. Evil to leave me alone for a while so I can indulge in liquor and ice cream (most of the time it's Bailey's poured over my ice cream with a glass of wine :) and surf the web watching episodes of whatever I feel like. He will comply and make sure Thing 1 and Thing 2 give mommy "alone time." Since everyone I know live far now, he's my only option and I'm glad that I can rely on him to do those things.

Don't get me wrong, he gets way more alone time than I do, but it's still nice that I have the option of relaxing now and then. Which is more than I can say for the Stateside relative.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Every Little Bit Counts

This can easily be a post about me throwing more money to the debt. I'm surprised at the dent I've put in it so far. I've got a loooong way to go though.

No, this is about giving. Now that I'm broke I feel bad because all the money I normally donate to soup kitchens, United Way, church and other such ordinances have been completely cut. It really sucks! I liked giving because it made me feel good. Despite my family's weirdness they've always said "if you have, you should give, because you're lucky enough to be giving."

I know what a great position I'm in. Although the debt drives me crazy, I still have money to put towards it and try to pay it off. I have a nice house and a beautiful family. I'm still able to eat and pay bills. Even if I miss those creature comforts I used to have, I'm still pretty well off. I also don't work, so I'm REALLY well off.

So what can I do to get that good feeling of giving again? Well, I looked up some volunteer opportunities. Not sure how much I'll be able to do that but I'll try.

I donated my pampers points to this program. Not an easy task considering I had been saving them since the girls were born, but I got a couple of gift cards too :)

I'm starting to get that fuzzy feeling. After all, according to the Law of Attraction when you feel great and positive. . .good stuff will happen.

To those who say they don't like it when people talk about charities they give to or what they do to try and give back. I say "Get bent, giving is a good thing and if folks want to talk about it. . .guess what? It might not be because they are arrogant. It might be that they mention it, that in the hopes of when you someday open your wallet, you might remember the places or organizations they were talking about."

The only time I get irritated is when I'm "forced" to give. I don't like being put on the spot. If folks are just talking about what they are doing. . .I've got no problemo with that. In fact, it should be encouraged.

Give a little, receive a lot.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sums it up. . .

In addition to my previous post, a music post. In song form. . .how I feel 'bout my buddies :)

And some other songs I like for no reason. . .

Rest In Peace Natasja Saad

For some reason. . .lots on T'n'A :)

Mrs. Ex

Out of the blue yesterday I got a call from B.J.L. She said she was in town for the weekend and would love to see me. So I dropped off the kids and went with Dr. Evil to visit her. It was my first time out since the BBQ incident. I dropped $50 on this venture which I of course don't have but I reasoned that I since I hadn't seen her in two years it was okay and I'd find some way to cover the expense. Also, since I missed her going away party. . .this time I would say bye.

Now this isn't something I normally do but I felt pretty guilty. B.J.L. has always made an effort to keep in contact with me. At other times, when I was broke, she would take me to the spa or treat me to dinner. When things weren't going that well, she was there to listen to my rants.

I felt guilty because I chose to drift apart from her. I think it was a mutual thing since her own life was becoming very far removed from mine also. Still, despite this. . .she calls and tells me everything that is happy,sad, and inbetween in her life.

Now, I may not agree with all of B.J.L.'s choices in life but here I was judging her when I shouldn't have been. After all, she never judged me when I sat complaining all those times. When I saw her, she looked great. Very similar to how she looked when I met her. . .like she hadn't aged a day. She acted differently too, more independent. She said she thought she had to go through all she did so that she could become a better person. Well, whatever you want to say to explain yourself is fine.

Recently, her former half started e-mailing me. I was happy to see that. I hadn't really spoken to him in a long time. He never contacts me when he's in town like B.J.L. does which saddens me but I guess that's all a symptom of the drifting apart thing. He may be mad that I still talk to B.J.L. but hey . . .who am I gonna make the effort to keep in touch with? The person who still calls and wants to see me? or the person who hasn't?

Honestly, I would like to stay in contact with both. I would like to see both, too. Maybe there's too much anger there for that to happen but I still hope that it can happen. Especially now that I see each of them have moved on finally and are happy in their respective lives.

My weekend lesson is not to take my friends for granted. I'm going through tough times now and I hope they all know that I appreciate them being there for me when I rant and rave without judging me. Also, who am I to judge anybody. . .just need to take a step back and look at myself now and then.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Poop Shapes and Dora the Sexplorer

I had to blog about this because it's a very WTF?! thing.

Firstly, Poop shapes? Um, I read about this on my beloved Dlisted and at first thought it was a joke but when I clicked the link I realized it was very real. So, this is to make potty time fun time by using the turd twister to make fun shapes?! It's disturbing enough that they're making these but WHO THE HELL IS BUYING THEM?????!!!!

Secondly, Dora the Explorer getting a makeover?! It's not so much that they're going to make Dora grow up, it's more about how they're going to do it. As one parent quoted, "If the Dora we knew grew up, she wouldn't be a fashion icon or a shopaholic. She'd develop her map reading skills and imagine the places she could go. It's such a sell out of Dora, of all girls."
That's an opinion I can definitely get on board with. It reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Lisa finally gets to hear Malibu Stacy talk and she ends up being an airhead. Just a shame really.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Opposite George

Getting to another topic besides debt. I had previously talked about relationships. My good friend, who I refer to as Opposite George, had been through the ringer. For the most part, she seems to be over it now and I'm glad that she is. O.G. finally came to the conclusion that she deserved better and in fact, she does.

This gets me to the point. . .about all the super-cute, smart chicks I know who have trouble finding a decent guy. They often find guys. . .just not always decent ones. Even worse, all the bad ones ruin the potential for the possible ones. I was happy to hear that Opposite George is going to do exactly as George Costanza did. Everything opposite of what she normally does. Instead of staying in, which is exactly what I do all the time, she went out with co-workers and had a pretty good time. I was happy to hear that. Slowly, but surely life is improving for O.G.

I like that this philosophy is working. I thought, I should apply some of the principles of Opposite George. Maybe life would improve for me as well.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nose Nugget Fairy (Faerie)

A Just for Fun Post. . .

The Nose Fairy collects your nose nuggets and grinds them into powder. This he mixes with his own sweat and drool to create a glue which is more commonly used on stamps and envelopes. photo

The Nose Fairy collects your nose nuggets and grinds them into powder. This he mixes with his own sweat and drool to create a glue which is more commonly used on stamps and envelopes.

Remember that next time you're mailing out those Christmas cards :)


Thing 1 and Thing 2 have the runs again!! Looks like I'll still have to stay home from pre-school. Very irritating, but there's nothing I can do about it. I'm feeling pretty slow these days too.

I'm desperately desiring change but am going about it very slowly. It might be that I'm in a funk (I did sneak some of the kiddles cookies, but luckily I have very little junk in the house) so I'm going to have to find a way to get motivated.

This debt seems to purvey every facet of my life. I have to write my driver's licence soon or face it expiring. This is pretty nerve-wracking for me, as was the first experience. I think it's very sh*teous that I have to go through it again. It also cost me a lot because I had failed so many damned times but what can I do? I need to pass or risk losing all that I had already spent.

I've told Dr. Evil that in order to make my plans work, I'll definitely need help but he seems stressed out too. He is someone who can cannot handle a lot of stress, so I may have to put my plans on hold for a bit until he gets his act together.

So I guess plans will move ahead at a snail's pace for me. I've done other things like cut the cable. Mind you, I haven't actually paid for cable in approximately 5 years now. I'll watch my Lost on CTV. I'm also glad that they've extended that analog deal until June so at least for a few more months I'll get some air channels. I've cut our entertainment out completely. 'Cept for the internet. . .I would have a heart attack if I had no internet. It's our main source of amusement in this house.

Talking of cutting, I've finally convinced Dr. Evil to skip haircuts and go for bald. This will save us a few bucks as I don't cut my hair, and the twins get their haircuts from me. Slash, cut, mince, dice. . .it feels like their may be no end in sight. I know I feel this way because I'm at the very beginning of a long, slow haul. Talk to me again at this time in 2011 and I might be singing a different tune.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ham Steak

The twins are better now. They were pretty sick there for awhile. I hope I can take them to pre-school tomorrow.

Today I had them helping me with some meals. I made a spinach and ham steak salad. It was surprisingly very good. My in-law recommended it and it's a nice, cheap healthy meal. I taught thing 1 and thing 2 how to peel the the oranges and pull them apart to put in the salad. They picked it up pretty quickly.

This brings me to one of the first things I cut. Groceries. Like any budget I have fixed expenses and non-fixed expenses. I can only control the non-fixed expenses. Groceries is one of them. Dr. Evil (that's his name now since he shaved his head, view his pic on facebook) would frequently shop at Sobeys. Now I'm not gonna knock Sobeys, it was a terribly convenient place to buy groceries. It was open 24 hours and had everything from a deli counter to a pharmacy in it. But you did end up paying for that great convenience.

Instead, I've made Dr. Evil go to either Food Basics or No Frills. Both are cheap, cheap, cheap for groceries although you don't have as much convenience. That's fine by me. Dr. Evil said that he didn't want to go to the No Frills because there were too many skid rows in there. I told him fine, then Food Basics it is. For the same amount of groceries I've slashed my bill from $320 to $200 with the same amount of things I normally buy. That's a pretty good start.

I went a step further and joined Costco. Now, Costco is not cheap for everything but for some things it is. Buying things like toilet paper, paper towels or soy sauce in bulk saves me even more and it allows me to have a variety of items to use for cooking. Since I've also cut out going to restaurants completely.

Other things I've done are giving up alcohol, which is just too expensive and taken up teas. I realized that Dr. Evil had to be into something so tea is a happy and healthy medium. He gets to be into something and we get to save. Although he has that too much enthusiasm for it as he did the wines.

I've given up all types of juice and pops. For me at least, I'll still buy thing 1 and thing 2 things here and there. Frozen juices for instance and this has also helped me to save.

Given up the grocery bags too. They were too expensive at 5 cents a piece and so flimsy. Instead, I've gotten those collapsible crates from Canadian Tire. Now I can feel good about helping the environment too!

I'm happy to have taken all these steps on the food front, hopefully this will still allow the family to eat and save me a buck or two in the process.

Here's an excellent blog for tips, it's American but most of it can be applied to Canadians! I also stole my pic from it so you know. . .had to mention. . .

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Festivus Tradition; Airing of Grievances

Alright, so I said I needed a plan of action and that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to have a pretty tough three years. It will be a huge pain to not see my friends and family as much but I have to batten down the hatches so to speak.

Let me first air my grievances. I am approximately $30,000 CAD in debt! There I said it. It's very painful to look at that number but that's what I'm in for. If no other expenses come up for me I could pay that in 3 years but realistically with two children and a house it would most likely take me about 5 years.

I'm gonna try my best to bring that number down as much as I can in 2009 but inbetween insurance, mortgage and tax payments it might be a bit tricky. Let alone all the other miscellaneous bills and such that have to be paid.

I've had some help which I'm very grateful for. I've definitely been blessed and and I pray that the blessings will continue. Without the help, things would have been much tougher than they already are.

I need a plan of action. Coupon-clipping, sales and going without will probably be on that list. Most importantly I need to configure a budget of some sort that will account for expenses and future emergencies.

I've often used this site for tips on what to do. I will also ask friends and family what I can further do to get myself debt-free.

Right now I'm at the beginning of a what's going to unfortunately be a long journey but with the right lifestyle changes I hope to get to my goal of $0 as soon as possible.

For the kiddies, the sacrifice. . .nah, I don't like that word. . .future financial gain (that's better) will be worth it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Too Much DEBT!!

Alright, after talking to you I'm gonna blog about being in debt. I had thought about it for awhile now and held back because of many reasons. Mostly, having people know my business but it's a little cathartic to air it out. I feel like I'm taking responsibility. . .especially with that one who put me there!

It's gonna be a long tough haul for the next few years but somehow I shall manage with a spouse and two toddlers. As I get further down the debt ladder I will definitely see it as closer to the savings ladder which is where I want to be.

Here be my trials and tribulations. . .and here I go!!