I’m Back

Thank you all for your well wishes, good vibes, and concern. It means a lot to me. I thought I was about to have to really start over financially, but it is not the case. Let’s just say that my favorite quote of the day is,

“Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when somebody else’s interest trumps your own. Love of someone else, of family, of your kids becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life.”

Thank you, Brad Pitt.


One good thing from this stressful dilemma: I found out I have excellent credit from all this hard work and was instantly approved for a big loan. First time that has happened to me with out a second guess from the lender.

Yes, I took out a big loan, but since things turned around for the better I have immediately PIF’d the loan a day later. It is nice to know that it is available to me in due emergencies. The situation, not out of rocky waters, but we are trying our darnest to make this work! Its not everyday you find a gem of a spouse, but like everyone…we have our water to tred. Life is such a continuous learning process. πŸ™‚

With all that said, how is my week 3 going of my challenge (Wk 2 of Sharon’s spend less month)? Well besides a rough week where none of my meals seemed to come out tasting right or I was missing ingredients to make the dish (even after grocery shopping), I did okay spending less. I did succumb to spending on lunch and breakfast at work. But it was a minimal $7 for the week. I do love stressing for the fact it helps you lose weight and spend less. Also, we went about $30 over our budget. I will replace that with this week’s budget money.

So, not perfect with this week. But with the crazy week it has been we did just fine.

How is everyone else holding up? I will have to catch up! Thank you, again. πŸ™‚

20 thoughts on “I’m Back

  1. Sharon

    Gosh, now you have me really curious…

    Glad things have settled down.

    ‘m about to leave for a trip to NY, I’ll be back on Monday evening…

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    1. admin

      Sharon, have a wonderful trip. My DH and I hit a big bump in the road and wasn’t sure we were going to last, but we are going to pull thru this and make it work between us. Darn it! πŸ™‚

  2. JvW

    I missed your earlier post, but I’m glad things have gone back to normal. I think we’ve all had situations where the good credit can come in handy.

    I wish stressing made me lose weight, it usually makes me eat more! πŸ™‚

    1. admin

      I love that stress does that to me. Actually most of the time I eat, too. But when it gets real stressful..I lose. Now, if I can just keep it off. That would be great!

  3. jpkittie

    Glad things are sort of on the up & up – you will get through whatever is going on, you are a strong person, you can ‘git er dun’

    Have a wonderfully frugal weekend.

    1. admin

      Thank U. The quote on my computer: “Life would be dull if there were no such difficulties”. I have to say it fits right.

      Have a great frugal weekend, too. πŸ™‚

  4. rtc

    I’m glad that you made it through a rough spot. Be kind to yourself this weekend–to destress your body a little.

    1. admin

      I know, I think a good body massage sounds just like the right therapy. πŸ™‚

      I know most people wouldn’t be so vocal about their life, but I think it all fits into the trials & tribulations of my financial life. πŸ™‚

  5. April

    Christine: Big bumps, little bumps–they all jolt and throw you out of whack. I echo everyone else: so glad you are back and please be extra good to yourself while you get back onto a smoother path. Thinking of you lots–and that zucchini bread is waiting here if you show up on my doorstep!

    1. admin

      April, thank U! You’re such a sweetheart. I wish I could come for some zucchini bread (btw, I have a great zucchini bread recipe). My DH and I have a grand plan for our recovery. It’s a well thought plan that makes people reach their goals, right?

      Starting with Monday…we are going to stroll on the beach and have a nice lunch. Plus, we’re playing hookie from work. It’s a good start. πŸ™‚

    1. admin

      LOL. did I make it too complicated? πŸ˜‰
      We were contiplating divorce and I was pen-in-hand ready to sign a new lease on a place, called my DH and said, “this time, let’s make it work”. πŸ™‚
      So, we are on the recovery road to making a marriage work between two people.

  6. SS4BC

    Congrats on the good credit – and I’m glad to see you’re back. =)

    I have the same problem with cooking. I’ll plan to make something and assume I have ingredients and home and realize I don’t. Kinda frustrating! Glad to know I’m not alone.

    1. admin

      Thanks! I was quite proud of it!

      LOL. I thought I was thorough on my grocery list, but I guess not! It was a crazy week. So, I give myself some room for error. πŸ˜‰

      Maybe I need to try baking… I have a great recipe for some Apple Crumb Donuts. I’ll be sure to share if they come out as good as they look on the recipe!

    1. admin

      I’ll tell ya, marriage is a tough thing sometimes! But, I think its worth fighting to keep it. I just need to stop being so stubborn. LOL. Thank U.

  7. Ms. MoneyChat

    hey, i’m so behind! it’s been tough for me time wise but i gotta do better! okay, so you and dh are committed to working it out, AWESOME! i especially love the part about you two playing hookie and taking a stroll on the beach. beautiful.

    1. admin

      Okay, let me tell you. We walked 7 miles roundtrip today from Huntinton Beach, CA (surf city USA) to Newport Beach, CA and back. Stopped in NB to have lunch at Mutt Lynch’s (what a name, huh?) – beer & a turkey, avacado, bacon, tomato sandwich on sourdough. It was a long stroll & quite tiring. LOL. But we had a great time! Just what we needed. Thanks for the wonderful comment.

      How is the new career change going?

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