Budgeting – we all do it, in all aspects of our lives.  Some of us are better than others, some succeed in one area of their life and fail miserably in the others, some of us have it down to a science.  I don’t know that I’ll ever get to the “science” part, but I am trying!   😆

Money – I thought since I’m starting a new job on April 1, I would use that as a jumping off point to faithfully budget in one area of my life.  I have mentioned (over and over) how ready I am for Kahuna to retire.  While I want to get myself out of college debt, I want to have a life too, so I’m looking into budget programs.  My goal is to be personally debt free by 10/10/10.  😀

I would greatly appreciate comments from you if you budget.  What do you use to budget your finances (pencil or computer)?  What do you like about it?  What don’t you like about it?  Where can more information be found about it?

Work – I’ve been very busy at work this past week while we’ve been getting ready for a federal trial, plus I’ve been trying to wrap up some loose ends so New Girl can start fresh in those areas.  Naturally, on Friday, the Judge continued the case until mid-April. 🙄

I expect to be super busy at the new job for at least the next two months.  The paralegal in the office is going out on a leave of absence in May to have surgery and recuperate, so I feel a bit under the gun to get everything down in April.  Nervous, you betcha.  This is where the “I’m not good enough” demons come out to play havoc with my self-esteem psychy.

Fitness – I’m focusing on fitness, just not my own.  I’m to the point where I just mentally roll my eyes while he tells me something that’s going on with his training.  The same something he told me about yesterday morning, last night, and will talk to me about this afternoon.  I do care about his fitness, it’s the repeating that’s getting to me but I know he needs to get it out and we’ve always been sounding boards for each other.  He hasn’t even started this race and he’s already told me he’s taking his checkbook hoping to get a roll-down slot at the AZ IM in November.

Weight – Goes hand in hand with Fitness, but I’m doing okay in this area.  I have continued to go to WW (not today because they’re closed for Easter).  I love the support of my group.  I’m even in contact with several members outside of the meetings.

Stitching – Haven’t touched a needle in 2 weeks.  I’m going to try to sit down with it today though.  I need it.

Downtime has been at a premium for me this past week.  Kahuna and I have been on the go a lot.  It’s mostly focused on his getting ready for next weekend’s race and I am really looking forward to it.  I know this coming week I’ll be super busy again getting everything turned over to New Girl at work, I’m working race registration Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday morning will find Melissa and I standing on a street corner at 4 a.m. waiting on the first cyclists to exit T1.  I.am.so.excited. for Kahuna it brings tears to my eyes.  I have my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to find him out of T1, in and out of T2 and be there as he crosses the finish line.

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0 responses to “Budgeting

  1. Sounds like you’ll be all organized – good luck with your new plans!

  2. What’s a budget? 🙂 Good luck with all your plans. And enjoy the race this weekend. Thanks for sending that website with the cute easter pug – I bookmarked the site, oh so cute!

  3. Good luck with your goals. I’ve been pretty good about sticking to a budget in the past year – I’ve pretty much been forced to (I’ve been paying back taxes, so had to stick to a strict budget to survive!).

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  5. You’ll do well in your goals.

    I can give no advice on the weight one, that’s for sure. I’m a lapsed WW lifetime member who is quite heavy now. I just got tired of the battle, and choose to live overweight for now. My self-esteem has suffered due to it, I’ll admit it. As a woman it seems that we can really be good at what we do, and be a nice person, but if we’re fat then it’s all negated by others.

    I’m glad you felt ‘safe’ to share that you feel you’re not good enough. I think we all feel that way from time to time. You are good enough, by the way! You’re more than good enough. I’ve only met you in person a few times but I was struck immediately by your charm, intelligence, and more!

    Take care,