Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Real life...

April writing...

I LOVE it when real life gets in the way of my plans. I think is SUPER GREAT...like TOTALLY AWESOME.

Can you tell I am trying to convince myself?

Ughhhh. It's crazy annoying.
I had this summer mapped out perfectly.
Like I had a chart and everything.
I should know by now it never works out perfectly.
I realize this seems to be a very pessimistic outlook on things...and no, this isn't Cory writing...it is me...April.

I'm just frustrated.

May I vent please?

I sat down in the middle of June and planned out our bills, our spending and our vacation. I'm a planner, if you haven't gathered that by now. I wrote out which bills we would pay with which paycheck, when we would set aside extra money and what we were allocating that money to.

I had already put off allocating extra money to pay off our car insurance renewal in one lump sum instead of monthly payments...that wasn't the plan...I was supposed to have been saving since our last lump payment but I thought that allocating that money in other places was better planning. My mistake.

Then I hit someone.

And now we are looking at spending another $500...because my insurance claim with the other driver's insurance was denied. (don't EVEN get me started on that part)

So now...I have to make up the slightly over $400 payment for our insurance renewal, and an additional $500 for our deductible. (Unless the other insurance company comes through for us an reconsiders the denial of our claim...fingers crossed right?!) Plus I have to gather up an extra $285 for one of Cory's golf tournaments. I'm not mad about that, he deserves his fun...I'm just frustrated that it's another thing.

Both of us had a three pay month this summer...we were going to have LOTS of extra money this summer...and not extra money to play around with...this was money for bills and paying of debt, then we spent it...rather quickly...without really meaning to.

Real life.
Boo on you.

I'm not whining or complaining...just kinda...ehhhh. We are fine...the money is there or will be. We could really be much worse off and NOT have that money at all. I realize this. It's just. Frustrating.

So now...my pretty little chart I made...showing what money we would allocate where and when...well it's been marked up...things have been moved around. And as I sit here and watch our money fly away...

I can't help but be a little bummed. You know what they say, "The best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray."


Regina said...

Hang in there. I've had a summer like that too. Just when all my ducks look like they're in a row, a big barking dog comes along to spook them into a frenzy. I can chase them down. But it takes a little time to do it.

On a totally different note: I appreciate your bloggy faithfulness...even if I don't comment all the time. :)

- Sarah :-) said...

since when do mice make plans? and how do they go astray? I mean, I know mice go astray, but their plans? Whoa... that's a bit beyond me.


And I hate when this stuff happens, too. But I thought there was an investigation going on... does that not mean anything?

MrsKristinClark said...

I have a spreadsheet. I nice, color coded spreadsheet.
Now if only it could all actually HAPPEN like it is mapped out on the spreadsheet!
I am sending you ood money mojo prayers :)

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