-thinking it’s been a long time since I’ve written a right now post!
-unreasonably excited to read The Overspent American, which landed on my library hold shelf.
-feeling a little overwhelmed at all the stuff I need to get done today. Mondays seem to do that to me.
-realizing part of the problem is that I spent no time this weekend making a plan for the upcoming week. When I do that (The planning. Not the, uh, not-planning.), it helps an awful lot.
-thinkin’ I should at least make a list of the things that are overwhelming me. Somehow writing them all down helps a little.
-wanting to get our taxes done. I’m pretty sure all the papers have arrived, so now I just need to buckle down and do it (I use Turbo Tax.)
-hoping we won’t owe this year. I paid some estimated taxes for my income this year, but I’m not sure it was enough. However, I’ve faithfully socked away money in a savings account to cover anything we might owe, and I think I socked away more than we’ll need, so it’ll be kind of like getting my own refund.
-glad we’ve had a little reprieve from single digit temperatures, even though the snow is lovely and all.
-trying to decide what to give Mr. FG today. I have a list and just need to choose something.
(It’s February, which means the 14 Days of Valentines have started around here.)
-pleased that I have maintained an almost-empty email inbox for a week and a half now. That’s kind of a record.
-enjoying scrolling through the pictures of my niece’s 2nd birthday party. She’s such a hoot!
-feeling good about having gotten some shopping done for the many birthdays that are coming up at our house in the next two months.
(FYI-I’ve been using TopCashBack while I’ve been shopping, and I’m pleased to report that this site works just as well as Ebates, but offers higher cashback rates. Definitely give them a shot if you need to do any online shopping.)
-happy that while cleaning out a drawer, I found a $100 prepaid Visa card. I have no recollection of receiving this, but it was a pretty nice discovery!
-thinking about doing something a little bit extravagant and unlike me with some money that I received as part of my participation in the Glad #SaveItSunday program.
(They sent me $1500, which is the amount that the average American family wastes by throwing food away each year, and I’ve got pretty much free reign when it comes to deciding what to do with it.)
So, what about you? If you want, feel free to join by leaving a few sentences (5 or fewer make a good comment length) sharing what you’re thinking/doing right now.
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