Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Year's thoughts

Cliff and I ate far too many seasonal goodies: sweets, cheese balls, dip and so forth. Each of us, when we weighed yesterday, had gained 11 1/2 pounds. So we got ourselves back on track with our diet. This morning, I had already lost 3 of those pesky pounds. I know, I know... it's water weight. That, and just the fact that I actually let my gut get empty for the first time in weeks. Still, 8 1/2 pounds sounds a lot easier to shed than 11 1/2.

Speaking of getting rid of excess: This past year we totally paid off all credit card debt, which is a great feeling. We still use the cards, mind you. But we pay them off in full, each month.

Well, we got a little carried away in December, buying things for the motorcycle, and various other stuff for ourselves. The $800 bill that arrived yesterday bowled me over. Surely it was a mistake?

Nope; I went over each purchase, and they're all legitimate. I think I'll be paying this bill over a two-month period. At least we have something to show for what we charged; all we have to do is go out to the shop and look at the motorcycle.

I don't think I'll be making any more purchases online for a couple of months.

Oh, and the gravel I threw a hissy-fit for? It's coming Friday, weather permitting. Around $300.

Yeah, and it's time to send in personal property taxes. That's almost $400.

'Tis the season.


BarnGoddess said...

my MIL sent over a whole pecan pie yesterday...what the heck?!?!!?

grrr taxes, I do not even want to go there.

Credit cards can be a very good thing or a very bad thing...obviously you know how to take care of them properly. I have 1 mastercard, its all I want or need, my balance is just under $200 and it stresses me out, silly.

Midlife Mom said...

I got my credit card and it scared me to death when I opened it! ha! I paid the whole thing but sure gulped when I wrote the check. It's hard as I only have two grand kids and love to spoil them. My son asked me to cut down this year and I thought I had........:o)