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OMG it’s been a while!

We’ve been having quite a busy time lately. We dug our home out of foreclosure with the help of my parents. A huge “thank you” to them for that! Now we just have to stay on track. Staying on track can be rather difficult.

2 weekends ago we spent in Des Moines for tournament baseball games. That resulted in several restaurant purchases and a hotel room. Ugh. Bank account beware… This past weekend I worked all weekend but my husband was once again traveling for tournament ballgames. Once again restaurants, restaurants, gas, gas, gas!!! Double ugh.

On another note, I started running to try and get some of those endorphins I am always hearing about (figured I could use some of that!) It was working beautifully until I ended up with an overuse injury to my knee. Now I am doing an exercise program written up by my physical therapist. strengthening is great, but doesn’t quite bring on the endorphins.

After a week or so I was feeling rather burnt out, so I thought I would get outside and work in my yard. The weather was beautiful, green was popping up everywhere. How relaxing. Now my face and half of my body is covered in poison ivy. So here I sit, popping Benadryl and prednisone, covered in a rash doing my home exercise program and feeling like a blob without any endorphins!

Can’t wait to be healthy again!!!

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A daily play-by-play of financial ruin

Today I tried to discontinue my cable services.  They wouldn’t let me do that until I paid my past due amount.  I can’t do that because I don’t have any money.  I don’t have any money because I am paying for things I don’t need like cable.  I can’t cancel the cable until I have money to pay for the cable.  Now isn’t that just swell.

By the way, I decided not to say anything to my parents until they get back from their trip to Mexico.   I don’t think it’s right to ruin their vacation.  It’s not their fault I don’t know how to handle my own family’s money.  Right?

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