Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Daily 5 - Day 174

Today's Daily 5:
  1. Made it through another day at work.  And one where I forgot to grab my painkillers off my nightstand this morning and throw them in my purse at that.  (I did snag painkillers twice during the day from a friend who also carries ibuprofen with her.)
  2. Chicken Caesar Salad for supper.  Have I mentioned that the George Foreman grill my parents gave me as a birthday present last year is the best gift ever?  So easy to cook on nights like this when I'm really not up to putting a lot of effort in.
  3. Showered and in bed, resting by 7 p.m.  (yep, that's how you can tell I'm definitely still recovering.)
  4. Came across a few new blogs today.  always pleased at new reading material.
  5. Really enjoying the audio book I've been listening to on the way home from work the last couple of days.  Glad that I'm enjoying it, since it seems to be the only "reading" I have enough energy for this week.
  6. Accomplished pretty much everything on the (admittedly very basic) to do list for tonight.
  7. Did another budget update.  Still so encouraged to be managing to live this way.
  8. Got the first statement the other day for the line of credit that I applied for.  So delighted still that that worked out, and I could have danced and cheered when I saw what the interest amount was.  Let's just say that it was roughly $140 a month less than what I was paying on the credit cards!
  9. Got the news at work today that we are getting a VERY unexpected year end bonus.  It's not huge, but at the end of the week, I'll have roughly half of what I was going to have to borrow from my parents to buy a replacement for George.  And that half is after I put a little bit in savings.  I had hoped that if a bonus came this year, I'd be able to save half, and use half to put an extra payment against my debts, but I'll settle for minimizing the additional debt that's going to crop up because of the accident last week.  Funny how it goes.  Last year, the day after I got the bonus (which last year I'd hoped to save for traveling), George's alternator died.  There went the bonus - but hey, at least it wasn't debt!  So, this year, wanted it for something else again, but no such luck.  On the other hand, it's a blessing that the additional debt I'll accrue will be so much less than expected.
  10. The plan is to move the first load of stuff to my grandmas' this weekend.  Though I won't be living there until the end of February, we're hoping to do this move a bit at a time, to minimize what needs to be done at the end of the month.  So we'll take a carload or two a week, and hopefully, come the end of the month, there'll pretty much only be the big pieces of furniture to move, and it'll be a quick thing!  I'm thankful for my mom, who is going to drive for this first load this weekend, since I'm carless.  She's also chauffering me the same morning to another natural health appointment, for which I'm also grateful.