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Progress on the October goal

October 1st, 2010 at 08:12 pm

So...I had kind of a meltdown at work today. Basically the facilities manager casually informed me that A) someone would be moving into my boss's old office, which I'd been using for pumping and had requested to get moved in to, and B) that there wouldn't be anywhere for me to pump after that. Suffice it to say, after being overworked for three months with no reward, and after having my pumping station shuttled from room to room with periodic questions about how long I was going to keep doing it, I was like a pile of dry tinder waiting for a spark. I bawled quietly in my cubicle for about half an hour. AS saw my Facebook status and called, and I cried into the phone until she left work early. My new boss saw me in the hall and came over to talk to me, and I burst out crying again trying to talk to him. Very unusual for me. I'd been meaning to talk to him in a much calmer, more positive way next week, so this put a kink in my plans. I do think it got his attention, though, so maybe it won't turn out all bad. He did offer to find me somewhere else to pump, but by that point, I decided I should just quit now, instead of next month as I'd already planned. AS came and took me out for a bit, and then I went back and finished what was absolutely necessary. I still feel kind of headachey from that huge burst of emotion. But I'm in PJs, sitting around at home, so I feel better.

Anyway, despite that freaky incident, it was a good day on the money front. The following payments processed:
US mortgage: $386
UK mortgage #1: $259
UK mortgage #2: $56
UK mortgage #3: $57
Credit card: $191
All told, that's $949 down, $751 to go on my October goal.

AS got a $225 freelance check that I forgot she was getting, so I deposited that in the bank and will put it toward the credit card ASAP. I also noticed my and NT's paychecks were higher than usual, so I'll put any extra to the card debt as well. Right now, the CC is down to $774, but it won't stay there for long!

Our next mortgage payment will be $34 less, but we'll be paying $20 MORE to principal. That's because our ARM's interest rate is adjusting down, from 3.875% to 3.5%.

Oh, and we've now got over 2000 pounds in the UK checking account. A nice cushion so we don't have to be too cautious about our spending on the trip!

10 Responses to “Progress on the October goal”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry. I do hope your employer can be a little more accomodating with the pumping. That is just wrong. ((Hugs))

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    That makes me angry, having been a pumping working mom. People treat you like it's so gross or awful and you should be ashamed or just 'get over it.' It makes me so MAD. I'm mad for you. Don't cry, be angry.

  3. Homebody Says:

    I breastfed my OD morning and night only until she was 14 months and I was pregnant with #2. Maybe you can do that and not wean her totally. Your milk production should adjust accordingly. Or nurse morning, as soon as you get home and before bed? I am sorry about work.

  4. aevans1206 Says:

    Thriftorama, I agree. Why should there be a stigma for something as natural as breastfeeding? Don't feel bad about crying at work, Ceejay. I would've cried too.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:


  6. momcents Says:

    That is just awful! Having never been a pumping/working mom, *I* still take offense that someone is causing a hurdle for you. I am glad that you expressed your feelings -- should let people know this is a very personal infringement on their part. I hate to come across as a "litigious" sort of soul, but have your new family lawyer send a letter. ((hugs)) Your vacation will do you well.

  7. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    That is shocking !

    I hope you feel better CJ ! I feel concerned for you ! If I was there I would have given that Facilities Manager a piece of my mind in no uncertain terms.

    Work environments can be awful sometimes. I think a lot of jobs require that people leave their humanity at the door.. My does to a certain extent.

    I do think though that that level of upset caused to you warrants a formal complaint to senior management. They'll probably do the same to the next working mother in your situation.

  8. whitestripe Says:

    my gosh, just missed this post and read your latest one... had to come and update myself and write you a message!

    this reminds me of an incident where my SIL was breastfeeding at our engagement party (covered by a blanket, too) and a 'friend' of mine gave her a dirty look. SIL only told me this later - if I had known I would have given this girl a piece of my mind at the time. (and she was a mother of two boys herself!). UGH.

    and i get you on the unexpected crying thing at work. sometimes that happens to me even though in general i'm not overly emotional about anything. i'd say you had been bottling things up (no pun intended) for a very long time and it had to come out one way or another.

    this might be a perfect time for you to start talking about things that are bothering you at work aside from the pumping issue, seeing as people realise you're not a happy chappy at the moment. take the chance and speak up!

  9. ceejay74 Says:

    That's exactly what I was thinking. My meeting is for speaking to my boss about how I feel I deserve a raise, promotion or something for all the extra work and responsibilities I've taken on; I've been planning it for a while. But then he caught me crying and I gave him a little preview of what I was going to ask him while telling him what had just happened. Hopefully his sympathy over how I was treated with the pumping issue will spur him to really champion me in other ways.

  10. whitestripe Says:

    good luck Smile

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