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Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 11 No Spend February / Ive Been Approved !!!

No Time To Spend Money

Pay day today and once again a really good weeks wage, just check out my snowflakes I have added another $280 to them today. But boy am I stressed out and tired, for example last weekend I worked back late on Friday, worked another 6 hours on Saturday. Then went to my Granddaughters birthday Party, fell into bed that night exhausted. Got up Sunday went Grocery shopping, came home and eventually got some washing and housework done, before collapsing into bed early again.
I am doing super well on February,s No Spend Challenge, the main reason being I don,t have time to spend any money. My joints ache my headache is constant, and I,m working again tomorrow.
Why am I doing so much overtime, it,s partly because I don,t know how to say no. Our Printing Firm is doing so well in this economic climate and our Boss gives us the "all hands on board so we can all keep our jobs" speech weekly. plus I am putting my snowflakes to debt repayment and I can,t wait to see it paid off.
A lot of upsides and a lot of downsides too, but it could all dry up tomorrow so till then I,ll keep plodding along. There is a more personal reason behind my need to keep my job and earn extra income. After almost 3 years of excellent blood levels my Husbands Leukemia has reared it,s ugly head again, when he was first diagnosed his condition was so bad that he was,nt able to work for a couple of years, and I became the bread winner and ended up flat broke and in debt. There is no way I am going to allow that to happen to us again, so in the meantime I,ll take on all the work I can get. I am not looking for sympathy, as I am quite well. But somehow it just came tumbling out, it,s amazing the connection you feel with people you don,t really know.

Now for the good news I have been approved for my PC, yahoo !!!!!! I should get it before the end of next week, and my Son and Wife have gone away for a few days and have brought me back the laptop until Tuesday, so if the worst comes to the worst I may only be without the internet for a couple of days, so over the next couple of days I should be able to catch up on all your fabulous posts, looking forward to it.


  1. Stressed - I should say so! Leukemia? Oh my goodness, my dear, you have a lot on your plate. Don't wear yourself out whatever you do! You are doing so awesomely great this month and with your snowflakes($681 - wow!) This is going to be such a great year for IT IS a great year for you. I just hope hubby's health can stablize!

  2. Oh wow, you are a strong woman. Stressed is right though. I hope your husband is okay, make sure to take some time for yourself as well. It's okay to ask for help. Great job with the snowflakes :) *hugs*

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your husband, I will be thinking of you. You are right you have all the right motivation to get out of debt.
    Glad to see you back in the blogging world.

  4. oh my friend i am so sorry to hear about your husband !!! We will be here for you through it all!! You must be a strong person to go though it one and than being ready to do it again!

  5. (((Maureen))) I'm so sorry to hear about your husbands disease. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers!

    I don't blame you for taking on extra hours right now, I would be too! I'm glad you got approved for a new computer! That's something to make you smile! :) Yay!

  6. Oh Maureen, sorry to hear about your hubby, hope all goes well. I think it's wise taking the overtime while you can get it, you're doing a great job with the debt! Take care of yourself.

  7. I will keep your husband in my prayers. I am glad you were able to get approved for a PC though..I would miss your posts. I just got my laptop back from being repaired, but the warranty has now expired so I am hoping it holds on for awhile


  8. Hi Maureen, I'm really sorry to hear this about your husband; I hope everything turns out to be ok.

    Good work on the snowflakes, although I'm sure you're tired out x

  9. Holy moly Maureen...I'm so sorry about your hubby! Sending hugs and prayers your way. Don't get too tired, and work too hard. You are doing great this month, but take some time for yourself. You'll need your strength to take care of your hubby....Glad to hear you'll be getting a new computer!

  10. Hi Maureen:

    I was busy yesterday and today working on my painting project and just logged in to check my favorite blogs.

    I can see your motivation to earn extra money and like everyone else I too hope you find time for yourself and some rest.

    As to your hubby, oohh - I hope and pray your husband feels better and I will be praying for him.

    Life sends us all some curve balls and it is at that time that we know how strong we are, or how strong we need to be for our families.

    As a side note, you are doing great on this month's challenge. Take care.

  11. That pic is so me sometimes. I'm terribly sorry to hear that his blood levels are bad. I will be praying for you and your family. But hurray on the approval, new pc here you come! And you are doing great on your no spend challenge.

  12. Maureen - I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending you love and remember I'm here for any support I can provide.

    Alexis xx


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