06 December 2008

Can you believe it's December?

It's been nearly a year now since I started this challenge and this blog. It certainly doesn't feel like it! Even though I'm not close to being debt free yet, I still feel like I made some major changes in my life and in my bank account balances. It's really awesome!

I have been doing some Christmas shopping. I used my Pampers points to get some free Shutterfly photo calendars and prints, and even Christmas cards which I don't typically send. Every year I make a calendar of my kids for my ex's parents, and one of all the grandkids for my ex's grandfather (aren't I the best ex-daughter in law ever? :) ) This is a great, cheap way of making grandparents happy, so keep an eye out for free shipping offers from Shutterfly or Snapfish.

I just had a total heart attack because I thought the box with one of the Automoblox and the drum set in it didn't get delivered, but then I remember I stashed it because the kids were here when it came. I literally started crying! What a relief.

I also got my Nine West shoes- and I have to return them both! I don't like the boots and the shoes are a half size too small. I'm a little relieved to return them because of the buyer's remorse. I found out there's a store near me and I'm going to return/exchange them there so I don't have to pay for shipping. I have to go to that mall anyway so it's not a waste of gas.

Sometimes I feel like Doogie Houser MD when I write these... did anyone see the repeat of How I Met Your Mother last week, where they had a Doogie scene at the end? Too funny.


Hippie Mama Kelly said...

I have to say that I have been following this blog for a little while now and you are doing a fantastic job with the money situation!! Way to go!! And I did see the rerun of How I met your mother and thought the end was hilarious!! Keep up the good but hard work!!

LauraC said...

I think it is truly impressive that you were able to get an emergency savings fund going AND pay for everything else AND pay off 15% of your debt. Now that you carry less of a balance, less of your money will go to interest and I think next year you'll see even more than 15% of your debt gone.

It probably feels like a long hard road but what a great gift to give to yourself. You are in charge!!

I've really enjoyed reading along and you are such an inspiration.

manda said...

I think your doing a great job. I cannot wait to see where your blog goes next year. You have become a lot more green it seems the past year as well