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Been a Long Time, My Friends!

May 18th, 2011 at 05:58 pm

Hello everyone, I am so sorry I've been MIA. A lot has happened in the last few months. Some good, some bad. Most recently:

My health has gotten better (YAY)
My finances have gotten worse (BOO)
I am now seeing someone (YAY)
Work is getting stressful because of pettiness (BOO)
I bought a roku box - so now I can stream netflix - which was really important when I was practically stuck in bed every day. (yay)
Netflix has a monthly fee (boo)
I just had a birthday (the big 32) and a party (YAY)
I am overall happy (YAY)

I plan on taking stock of my finances - but I know that my debt has increased instead of decreasing. Partially due to medical expenses, partly due to not dealing with things while sick and partly due to laziness. So I am getting back on track!

I hope everyone is doing well - I see some new names around here & am glad to be back on board with frugality and to be working to payoff debt. I am mad at myself for letting it increase, but I will not dwell on it. I just plan to move forward.

I also have a HUGE list of to-dos. So I am going to be reinstating my 5 Things rule. I will knock 5 things off my list a day, no matter how big or small Smile

Today's 5 Things:
1. Post on Saving Advice (done)
2. Pay bills (done)
3. Pick up stuff from library (done)
4. Make dinner at home (done)
5. Meet with HOA secretary & sign some checks (DONE)

11 Responses to “Been a Long Time, My Friends!”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good to see you!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    So very glad your health is better. With that, all things are possible!

  3. Homebody Says:

    Omgosh I feel like we are living parallel lives! I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in October, but then I saw a rheumatologist about 6 weeks ago who thinks it is an autoimmune disease or connective tissue disease, so I am on a bunch of new meds too! AND I had an MRI two weeks ago of my neck. I had 10 vials of blood drawn yesterday for every test under the sun I swear. I see her on Friday. She told me that there are so many diseases that cannot be identified on tests, but that I definitely was not going back to work. So at this point I am feeling a lot better, but don't really feel like I could handle work, but at 53, I have put in 34 years already! Good luck to both of us in finding answers!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Glad you're back! I'm a Netflix junkie too. It's not v. expensive for all the variety, and has been well worth it for us.

  5. scottish girl Says:

    It's good to see you back Smile Glad your health is better!

  6. Tabs Says:

    Haha, love your avatar. Hope things will improve for you.

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome back! So great to hear about the good things that have happened. Health is the #1 thing that everything else flows from, for me, so it's a great starting point.

  8. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Welcome Back! I am glad that your health is back...that always makes other things easier to handle!

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome back. I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering where you were!

  10. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thanks everyone! I have definitely missed you guys!

  11. mjrube94 Says:

    Welcome back! Hope you're feeling better...

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