Friday, budget stuff and others things

It’s  been a long week and kinda a weird one. Nothing unusual just was difficult for me. I’m doing my usual stuff, walking every morning, flylady stuff, but I just feel like I’m plodding along . So, budget  seems ok. I still need to go in and pay property taxes, but I’m waiting till December 1. I think. I may go sooner and just get it done. Somehow I have this on Decembers budget so maybe that’s why. Everything else is done including getting propane. I need to budget that better next year. So, December will just be basics. Christmas money is all allotted ,so that’s done too. I’d like December to be as much as a no spend month as possible. B should get a bonus of some sort , so that will go in to the EF. Even if it’s a small one.

I’ve set some goals for 2016 for the budget so I’m going   really work at no spend days and cutting back groceries, which is one of our bigger expenses.  I’m working on a list of projects for 2016, to see what we can get done. Some are small like changing a ceiling fan to a smaller one without a light, to bigger like flooring. We’ll see. We really did great last year with upgrades.

Today, is my lab work, so I should know monday how my blood counts are. I won’t know the SPEP test or kappa LC till Wednesday. And speaking of the day before thanksgiving, we’ve got to go to Sacramento, I’m scheduled for my zometa, and doctor appt. it’s going to bed be challenging , first traffic, second, sometimes I get a reaction to zometa, so hopefully Thanksgiving is not a bust. I’m planning on getting most of my cooking done Tuesday, so I should be alright. We don’t over cook stuff anyway. Just nut loaf, some sides and a turkey breast.   Still  it takes time to pull it together.

also, next week another snow storm is due in on my daughters work days in Truckee so I worry about her driving in snow.

I’ve been busy with rearranging the pantry , since I had B order me 25 lbs of black beans , 25 lbs of pintos and 25 lbs of Lundberg   Long grain rice. All organic. So I’m moving the bulk stuff to another book case and rearranging the kitchen shelves. They’re stainless steel restaurant shelves, but I keep a curtain over it as I’m not keen on  them visuals of pantry stuff. This is my big project for January is to get some sort of closed cabinets there. This kitchen has no storage at all so it’s make due. If we ever sell, we will need something in place  so storage would be essential.

I dropped off a pretty big load at goodwill, and have another ready to go. I went in to look around , but I think my thrift store days are over. Back in the day , 80’s and 90’s, I was in Salvation Army 3 x s a week . Bought all my kids clothes and mine there. Great stuff. Then somehow people caught on and now, you’ve got people in there lookingfor resale stuff, hoarders, etc. there’s hardly ever and name brand stuff, or  they charge more for it. Once in a while I find something, but not too often. Now it’s easier for me to go to old navy and but a t shirt for 6 bucks , than rummage thru goodwill for a used $6 t shirt. I found a nice wool coat the other day there, they wanted $30 for it. What?? I’m not paying $30 for a used coat unless it’s amazing.

Well, off for that blood test and the rest of the day.

Monday morning

Just went to get my blood test again to check my WBC so I can start pomalyst tomorrow or Wednesday.  I called Optum RX and the prescription hadn’t been called in yet….huh.. So I had to call Mercy cancer center and get the nurse. So it should be faxed today. Geez…it’s a good thing I still can think.

The budget for October was pretty blown in the way that we had such big expenses. But those were out of the EF for the roof and the trees. Food and non food(cat food, cleaning, wine etc..) came in @ $800. household ( like home depot etc) came in @ $300. So not too bad. Every thing else was normal or lower. Our electric has been great at @ $100. Thats low for us. The last medical from the bone marrow biopsy co pay is this month so, that’ll be done. Paying for my Invisalign will be ongoing for a year I’m guessing. I’m going to order propane and put that on my cc so I can get the points. I’ve already used points to get 5 gift cards for christmas.

I finally got the outside windows done using Windexs outside sprayer. It’s a good product if you can’t afford someone to do your windows.  B has been cleaning the yard up before we start getting the rains and its an ongoing process. Leaves, pine needles… on and on. But it looks good.  We’re suppose to get rain Wednesday or Thursday.

I might go walk another round in the park. I feel like I need to up my time walking to an hour total. But then I get lazy and don’t do it. We’re still walking in the morning buts only about 25 -30 minutes. I think I need to build up to an hour. I thought about a fit bit with the steps that you can see buti’m not sure I want to spend $125 for it. I’m visual so I’d need the one with the screen. we’ll see.