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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Greetings Blogland! I am writing a quick post to say hi and report that I got my raise. So that takes care of roughly $100 per month of my deficit after taxes. Unfortunately there wasn't much I could do with my car payment. They are willing to give me a better interest rate, but that will only give me $11 extra a month or allow me to pay it off one month earlier than I was scheduled.

So that leaves health insurance and satellite TV. If I cancel them both, I should be in good shape. My health insurance is total crap, but it is better than nothing. It doesn't cover any of my lap-band stuff. I self-pay for fills and such.

On happier news, I received a package from the Sisterhood yesterday with 5 pairs of size 20 pants and two shirts from Linda as well as some shirts. Thank you so much! You are awesome. I am still solidly in size 20 although several of my pants in that size are too big. I've tried on some size 18's at the store and at home and while I can get them on and zipped, let's just say we might as well have a cuppa with that big ol' MUFFIN TOP.

That reminds me that last weekend I took my 7-year-old daughter to Walmart and I tried on some capris and she said, "Looks good, Mom. And they don't give you muffin top!"

I rode my bike to work today. It is about 3.4 miles (5.47 km) each way. Totally flat ride. I am not big on hills.

I manage rental properties around the University of Oregon and today is the day my first batch of leases end for the summer. I will have about 30 units open up today. Should be fun!

10 comments:

-Grace- said...

Congrats on your much-deserved raise!!!

workinprogress said...

Good for you for sticking to your guns and getting your raise :-)

carla said...

congrats on the raise...every penny counts I know!!! and kids are awesome :-)

Maria said...

Congrats on the raise!

Linda said...

Yea for your raise! Glad you (finally)got the package, I was hoping you'd still be able to wear some.

Cindylew said...

Great news about your raise...congrats.
Way to take control of the situation and do what is necessary...that's not always easy.

Jenny said...

Congratulations!!

Girl Bandit said...

Congrats...the first step to getting it all back to where you want it....I will remeber that about my own muffin top and enjoy a cuppa with it!!!

Band-Babe said...

Wow, GF... you have alot going on. Congrats on the raise, the clothes (everyone loves muffin tops better than muffin bottoms!?!), the bike... and your infinite enthusiasm and determined attitude.

Joey said...

7 year old and "muffin top"? My 7 yo niece said that she wants to start a company to help people loose weight. It seems everyone around her is always dieting. *sigh*
Yay on the 18's! Muffin or no muffin!