Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Menu Plan

Leftover turkey, dressing

Roast beef sandwiches



Vegetarian chili (Heather's recipe)

Italian chicken (Spark people)

Need moz cheese, chicken breasts, noodles

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Debt

I haven't posted in three months and my finances reflect my lack of focus. I've been on this debt-free quest for two and a half years and I really lost focus. I think several factors contributed to my relapse into spending, including the long-time in this step of debt repayment. Dave Ramsey recommends trying to finish Baby Step 2 in 18-24 months. I can see the wisdom in that.
My new debt is a car loan. I bought a 2004 Dodge Stratus, mainly for my son to use. Sharing a car was proving difficult once school and cross country were in full swing, so after much deliberation and car shopping I found a car that should last him through college. He is thrilled and I am able to make plans more freely.
My total debt is now just under $4000. Not where I wanted to be, but on the bright side, it is less than this time last year!
Time to refocus--plan meals, apply for a summer job.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Enjoying the snow!

This pre-Christmas snow is just gorgeous! We have about 8 inches here and it's still falling! I'm staying inside, making cookies, and listening to Pandora radio.