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Expense tracking April 15

April 15th, 2012 at 07:55 pm

Free tickets to the Twins game led to a veritable orgy of snacking at the game! $28.25 for a large beer, a Pepsi, a bag of mini-donuts, a big pretzel and a stick of cotton candy. (I did split some of the above with NT!) Twins lost and it drizzled several times, but NT and I still had fun. And AS was fine looking after both girls alone for the first time.

Then AS treated us to pizza delivery from one of our favorite places: $53.

All of the above was from our personal spending money, so no budgetary effect.

AA was finally better and had some slivers of pizza and milk! She's slowly returning to her happy, easygoing self. Hopefully she can go to daycare tomorrow.

The fenugreek seems to be working and SL getting more milk. Hopefully she's gained enough at the weigh-in tomorrow.

My dad called to say my mom is getting a barium enema and X-ray tomorrow; they don't want to do a colonoscopy unless they have to, since she's still quite fragile from a heart attack and having a stent put into an artery. Dad's hoping they will know enough from the X-ray to discharge her so she can go home. (She fell ill in W.Va. where they have a vacation home; they actually live in Va.) I'm still extremely worried what the X-ray might reveal, but at least the heart procedure seems to have had a positive effect; Dad says she's less short of breath than she has been in a long time.

I wrote out checks for my and NT's state tax, our prep fee to the tax guy, AS's federal tax, and her first quarterly estimated payment to the IRS. They're not really spending (except the tax prep fee), but I'll count them in tomorrow's tally. I'm starting to feel a bit more in control. We can deal with any healthcare costs that come along. We can add a year to repaying student loans if it means staying CC-debt-free. Hopefully it won't come to that, but I need to remember that my timeline is a personal benchmark, not a do-or-die deadline.

The worst part of having all these worries has been losing my enthusiasm for life. It sounds stupid, but I didn't feel like doing anything, food didn't taste as good, I didn't have any physical energy, I was cranky and easily overwhelmed by little things ... I still don't feel 100%, but I'm starting to be able to deal with my emotions and still enjoy the day-to-day.

3 Responses to “Expense tracking April 15”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:


  2. laura Says:

    Boy, you and me both, sister! I can totally relate to stress and anxiety zapping enthusiasm for life! And I feel like I'm literally the heart of the home, the internal barometer that sets the overall mood for the house. If I'm a basketcase, my kids hone in and sort of hover, when what I want is space! Anyhow, I'm doing much better by reminding myself "one day at a time" and letting less chaos filter in.

    I think that lack of sleep with a newborn and a sick toddler might be taking a toll on you, too. Hang in there! I'm saying a prayer for you and yours right now. Smile (hugs)

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I know how you feel. I am doing so much better now that the stress of worrying about jury duty disrupting my life is over. It really takes the enthusiasm out of life why you are stressed and worried.

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