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2011 off to a great start!

January 17th, 2011 at 06:34 pm

I am loving this new year!

First, my new years resolution of forgiving myself has made a HUGE impact on life. For the first time in as long as I can remember I no longer mentally beat myself up for everything Ive ever done. My focus is better, my outlook is better and I am enjoying the good things that are happening even more. Best of all, the number of times I have to redirect my thoughts is dimenishing. YAY

Then,all the bonus $, raise $ and the money the hub is chipping in towards expenses. WOW. I feel almost downright wealthy. (Ok. an extra few hundred in the bank account at the end of the month may not constitute wealthy....but having the wiggle room to not stress feels wealthy to me!!)

The hub and I went to pizza last night using one of the 'one large pizza per month for a year' coupons that I won at a silent auction. Price paid $130 (and the $$ went to an excellent kid cause)...actual cost of pizze = $21.95 each or $263.40. I got a smokin deal which is even sweeter when we discovered last night that this pizza is the best we have ever had...honestly, this resaurants pizza is amazingly we have a new favorite for each month that will feel 'free'. Smile
Caveat= tip plus drinks was not free, but well worth it to us as an inexpensive date night that also provides leftovers for a yummy lunch the next day.

I am helping a previously homeless teen- she is so thankful to have a place to live and is a sweet, helpful girl. She helps out without any nudging, which I greatly appreciate. Initially I was going to have her pay $25 per week, but she is struggling to find a job, so that is on the back burner for now.

It just feels like this year is off to an awesome start for a lot of good reasons.

Today is a Holiday...and I plan to spend it cleaning and studying. It should be a no-spend day for me.

Life is awesome!

5 Responses to “2011 off to a great start!”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Glad things are going well Smile

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    That's great, Ray! I'm sure your tenant appreciates your help and feels like things are looking up a bit as well. Way to "pay it forward"...

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I can just "hear" the happiness bubbling from your post! Yay!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I think 2011 is going to be a great year!

  5. Jerry Says:

    It sounds like things are off to a great start and that 2011 will lead to lots of good things... you should be commended for helping that girl, too, and offering her some insurance of a safe place to stay and some security. I hope that it all turns out well for her.

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