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Wait, what day is it?

December 18th, 2011 at 07:59 pm

Wow, it’s been awhile. Time has flown by without me really noticing. Lots of little random things happened, and I’m not sure where the time has gone.

I started my part-time job (finally!) two weeks ago. I’ve had an orientation, training, and a shift. And then I got sick for the last six days straight. I can’t even function to do my day job, so I had to call in my last two shifts sick. I feel like a dweeb. Here I fought so hard for this job, and then I get really sick. I’m still not healthy enough to make it to my desk job, much less stand and talk to customers as a cashier. Luckily, my voice sounds absolutely terrible, so they’ve believed me so far.

Hopefully, I will be healthier by Wed when my next shift is. They’re only scheduling me for 9 hours/week despite my preference/their offer of 15-20. I’ll take it, as I honestly enjoy the job despite the money. I doubt that they’ll be keeping me on after the season ends in two and a half weeks. They’ll have only seen me for 8 to 10 shifts max. How can anyone honestly say how well I did if I worked so little?

In other news, we have received two more bills for the kidney stone that happened back in Sept. There went our cash cushion. Hopefully that’s it, or we’ll have to start touching the emergency fund again.

We’re dropping our dental insurance. We pay $100/month, and it’s not worth it. There is no way we spend $1200 for two of us a year in dental cleanings/fillings. This will allow my paycheck to increase a little despite the health insurance increase.

After long and lengthy discussions, my husband is not going to continue schooling. The field wasn’t for him and I’d rather not have more student loans. Now to figure out what’s next…

Oh, I failed NaNoWriMo which is very unlike me, but it’s been a stressful couple of months, so I’m giving me some slack. I have no December goals, as I just need to get through this sickness and then catch up at work. I am working on coming up with 2012 goals, but things are so… topsy turvey, I have no clue what to do besides “stay in budget”.