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This and That

February 22nd, 2012 at 09:31 am

It's been a few weeks since I've updated. I finished up work on the 15th. I have to say it's been nice not having to follow a schedule. Apart from taking hubby to work I've been trying to get as much rest as possible.

My car failed its MOT. I took the money out of savings. While it's depressing to know that my savings have been almost depleted, it is better knowing that than adding to my ever increasing credit card debt.

Not much to report money wise. I haven't been doing any impulsive spending since I haven't been at work to do it. I need to return a few baby items which will be too small for baby when he/she arrives. One of them I've lost my receipt for but that will just go on a gift card.

Payday & my birthday

February 10th, 2012 at 04:41 pm

Today is payday, and my birthday too. I spent the morning paying bills. I paid extra to both credit cards. However, since I have been bad and used CC2 recently it won't make an impact for a while yet.

I've tried to do as little as possible today. Went out for a walk with the dog, came back, had lunch and napped. Tonight we're going to in-laws for a birthday meal. Tomorrow will be a takeaway. Last night hubby took me out for an indian, just the two of us. I'm really appreciating our time together, I know it will disappear soon when baby arrives.

Credit cards, hospital bag etc

February 6th, 2012 at 04:12 pm

First of all, I have a confession: I used credit card 2. I wish I hadn't. As for CC1 I'm going to update my balance the same date each month once the payment and interest has been applied. It looks as though today is the day that my new statement is usually available to look at.

I started packing my hospital bag, only to realise that there's a lot we still need to buy. It's a bigger job than I thought it would be.

I took money out of my car fund to help my mum out (it was the only cash I had in the house)

I found out why I've been so tired: I'm meant to have been taking iron tablets since the end of December. After Christmas I picked up my prescription and there were tablets in the bag that I didn't recognise so I didn't take them. Well we went to see the midwife and one of the first things she said was that I have been taking iron tablets. Nope. The last time we went I don't remember her telling me I needed them.

My MOT is due this month. In fact I need to find last year's certificate to double check the date. I can see savings taking a hit... I guess it's better than using the credit card which I'm hoping NOT to do.