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End of the Month Update/Snowflakes Total

July 31st, 2015 at 02:54 am

I can't believe it's the first of August tomorrow. July was definetly a quick month!

I don't think I posted about this the last time I updated, but a few weeks ago dh got a letter saying that his catalogues were merging. He is essentially paying the same company twice. Want to give them all of your money? I hate it. It gets worse... the icing on the cake is that he told me he couldn't remember one of his account numbers (he usually signs in with his email) so he was late with the payment. Did you check the shredding pile (huge bag!) No. He knows that every time we get mail - if it isn't junk, that goes straight to recycling - it will be in the beside the shredding. He came back a few minutes later with a statement.

Dh is still at me to get a best friend. Sure, I'll just magic one up. I think he forgets that you can't just become friends with people overnight. He's got a few group of friends, some of the newer ones work in the same place as us. Unfortunately, unless I suddenly become interested in gaming, I can't claim them as my own. Whenever I see them, they'll ask "How's [Dh] getting on with x game?" I don't know; aren't you playing the same game? Honestly. "Tell him I'll be online later" Ok, but you've probably already told him.

Then there's one of his oldest friends, who is completely not interested in gaming or anything else for that matter. We get on well. In fact, I remember meeting him for lunch when I was on maternity leave with SG and during my last maternity leave, he could always be relied on to ask how I was getting on with the *three* kids. Not good, want to take one of them off my hands? Smile He has recently set up house, so I foresee a wedding in the future.

I spent a while this morning thinking about how much to pay to cc#1. I decided on 39.09 because the number it's at right now - 1629.09 - is bugging me.

Why didn't I put any of that energy into cc#2? I'm still hoping I will be able to do a balance transfer soon. I had to get in touch with Nationwide again because I still haven't received the paperwork. The woman was worried because it's been sent twice, but I never get it. If I don't get it within the next 3-5 working days I've to go into the branch.

If I do have to go into the branch, I'll get dh's birthday card while I'm there since I have to walk past the shop anyway. He told me what he wanted me to get him, but I ordered him something online from the kids yesterday. I saved 20%, or 4.58, so that is counted as a snowflake. It's going straight to my emergency fund.

Here's my snowflakes for this month:

8.25 Approved Food discount
3.50 Tesco coupon
2.50 Opinion Outpost rewards
15.00 Swagbucks rewards (paying myself back)
3.00 MySurvey rewards
4.58 20% discount savings

Total: 36.83

This is my best month yet! Of course, it helps that I paid myself back for Swagbucks a few months ago.

My total snowflakes YTD are now sitting at 165.07.

I think it's safe to say that July shaped up to be a good month.

8 Responses to “End of the Month Update/Snowflakes Total”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    The big question is do you feel like you need (or have time for) a best friend? It's so hard to make one when you're an adult because so much of your time is spent functioning day to day (and this is adults generally across the board, kids or no kids). And you have a job, two kids and a husband who like so many seems to skate by doing the bare minimum. If you feel like you genuinely want a best friend or a social network (I don't have a best friend but my social network is my old school friends and I have a really good friend who is an ex-neighbour), then look into it and get hubby's help if possible. If not just be open to having a friend come into your life by being someone on the same wavelength as you. These things happen now and again. You're doing so well in other areas of your life and congratulations on the high snowflakes this month!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    I'm not sure. It is hard to make one as an adult. It would be nice to find someone on the same wavelength as me, but they seem to be few and far between. My school friends are basically redundant.
    Thanks VS!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That's okay. I know how hard it can be to find someone on the same wavelength when you're pretty time-strapped. At our age it's just important to have some sort of support circle, whether it's friends, family, husband, neighbours. Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. Life goes on either way. In the meantime keep up the good work!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    It is very hard to make new friends when you are an adult. Not only are you strapped for time, but so many people are already set and don't want anyone else to enter their lives in that way. I have some nominal friends here that I meet occasionally, but I lack that best friend, too. I do have a best friend, but she is 3 1/2 hours away and always busy. All I can say is stay open and be interested in people; friendship may come, but you can't force it.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad DH found the statement.

    As for best friends when you are an adult...I concur...it isn't like you can go to a shop and pick one out. Being good friends with someone takes time and often experiences and interests.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice work on the snowflakes. I'll need to add ours up, it's not much.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    I've lived in Wisconsin for years now, and honestly I have probably 3 or 4 good work friends and lots of nice acquaintances, but it just happens when it happens. Adult friendships are hard.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've moved so much in both my childhood and adult life that the few people who at one time were really good/close friends have pretty much vanished as far as true friendship. For a long time we managed to keep the friendships alive ... but a few years after FB got big, it seemed like our contact became FB only.

    I've been here a bit over a year now, and don't feel any closer to having met anyone I could be best friends with. Friendship can't just be produced out of thin air ...

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