Goal #2

Monday, 6 February 2012

                             “Schedule a ‘date night’ with my hubby at least once a month. This means
I’ll need to set aside money for a babysitter and dinner or whatever.”

Ok, do I really have to discuss this one? I’m a bit ashamed. I am sorry to say I haven’t even started on this. It sounds great on paper, but in the real world there just doesn’t seem to be the time or money.
This month I am behind on bills thanks to purchasing a dog house, since the dog ate our front door (seriously, there is never a dull moment in this house) and loads of football (soccer for those stateside) gear—shoes, socks, clothes, bag, and ball—for the monster.
Unfortunately, there will be no money left for a date night—not even for Valentine’s Day. I may just be able to buy a card. God, I hate being poor! Not that we are exactly on the poverty line, but I can’t seem to make my paycheck stretch to the end of the bills these days. I never could make it stretch to the end of the month. I really need to find some freelance work to pay off my university debt. Then, while I wouldn’t be sitting pretty, I’d at least be comfortable.
I have made a point of spending more time on the couch watching TV with my hubby lately. And once or twice in the past few weeks, we’ve actually talked. About work, but still I’ll take anything I can get. It seems like the only time we talk these days it’s about money or bills and those are never fun conversations. Maybe I need to start with a movie night for us instead of actually going out. Then all we’d need is the cost of a rental and microwave popcorn. I just need the energy to stay awake long enough to watch a movie.
You will hear this from me more than you probably want to over the next few weeks, but—I am sick of being pregnant!! I’m sick of always being tired and nauseous. I’m sick of not being able to sleep at night. I’m sick of not being able to take anything worthwhile for my non-stop sinus troubles and backache. I’m just ready for April 26th.
In the meantime, I’m going to see if I can find a cheap way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Maybe I’ll make boob & but cookies again this year. They are always a hit.

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