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The budget, the Good and the Bad

November 3rd, 2015 at 03:37 am

The BUDGET: Yesterday I had car maintenance and registration renewal, when all was said and done I spent about $467. Half of that was already in the car maintenance category, the other half I pulled from other "rainy day funds". Not fun to see those categories dwindle down, but at least the money was there. And I have a well running vehicle with shiny new brakes! (I'm assuming they are shiny, it's not like I can see them or anything...)

Today I have to register and pay for two classes that I need to take in order to get my full endorsement in adapted curriculum. I had an endorsement in "general special ed" curriculum, but when I took this position I needed the other endorsement. I haven't gotten the final total for those two classes yet, I will know by the end of the day. I do get a discount on the classes because I'm currently teaching, but the county went away with tuition reimbursement a few years ago.

In the summer I can hop back into my certificate program, I'm very close to finishing.

The GOOD: My children are flourishing in school, thankfully. They got to spend the Halloween weekend hanging out with their dad and they had a super fun time. The girls have been getting along better with each other lately I've noticed. They are getting older, but every "kid stage" seems to have something special to enjoy as a parent!

The BAD: Things are kind of sucky on the relationship front. I'm a fixer by nature and historically I try to make relationships work, even when they have obviously hit the end. Maybe I was avoiding the shame of "failure", or possibly I was avoiding the pain of a breakup. But I have come to realize that not everything broken is meant to be fixed, I guess I can leave it at that. I suppose some of these life lessons I should have learned earlier, but I feel stronger now that I a finally learning.

4 Responses to “The budget, the Good and the Bad”

  1. wife of the deacon Says:


    It sounds to me like you are in a good place; while the relationship might not be eternal, I think that you're at least making decisions from a heart/head balance (which I think is the way it should be). There is no shame in failure. And sometimes it is time to move on rather than stagnate. I can say this only from the outside perspective as two people who I love the most (my best friend and brother) have been single/divorced/dating/remarried. Wishing you peace on the journey. Smile

  2. pjmama Says:

    A good place, indeed. Every relationship has a reason - some of them aren't meant to go on, but to teach us something. You'll be stronger and happier for it. And not everyone has the poise or maturity to understand that. Sounds like you're doing just fine Smile

  3. alice4now Says:

    Thanks, guys, for the support. I know I'm learning something from this journey, that's for sure, regardless of how things pan out.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've got a number of things I need to do to my car soon ... just waiting for the car maintenance category to fluff up a bit more. Smile Glad you were able to get everything done you needed to w/o too much WAMing of the budget.

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