Monthly Archives: March 2013

the future

once I can, I’m saving for a real vacation. to a beach. without my kids. yes. this will happen.

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busy day off

I’m set for a busy day off today. cleaning and organizing and rearranging the house. Running to Ikea for new beds for the girls for daddy’s house, dropping said beds off at G’s. Target for some essentials for myself. Comcast to drop off the cable boxes. whew. also, laundry. good thing I’m on coffee number 2 for the day. here comes carae, waking up finally! so I’m off to it.


it’s getting real

And G is moving out this weekend. I predict a long, somewhat drawn out process. There is not a box in sight. oh well. I’ll take my time sorting and purging and rearranging. We are trying to be so fair in this process. who gets what, how much do we each owe for the shared debt. I’ll pay you for our bed since it’s a pain to move it out of this place. you pay the car  insurance, I’ll pay for the (ex)family phone plan. how often do we each have the girls. do we change the bus pick up (not this year.) and on and on. more of the same to come, I’m sure.

I’ve been on ikea.com the last few days dreaming of my dream house. but of course, my dream house doesn’t really involve ikea furniture but does involve a lot of money so that’s why i’m perusing ikea.com. i went today and bought a few things, under $70 worth of stuff. a new light for the living room, a rug now that knuckles won’t be here all the time to pee on it. some other swedish made in china crap. I had both girls, that was a a fun adventure. they did surprisingly well considering it was very crowded which can throw Lu into a mood and the middle of the afternoon when CaRae should be napping. I looked like the crazy mom only three times. so yes, I’ll call it a success.


getting my financial house in order

So it’s been a fun few weeks around here. separating out a joint bank account, credit card debt and loans is a giant PITA. but I think I’m there. one giant loan to cover all the joint debt so any new debt isn’t confused for old joint debt. two checking accounts, one for us each. a refinanced car loan for me with a lower payment, cancelled the cable tv. lowered monthly payments all around. things financially should be set. unless something disastrous happens. but that’s always been a factor.