Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Debt Quote Tuesday

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
-Vince Lombardi
The way I see it no athlete makes every goal they aim for. In practice a basketball player might shoot 100 free throws but they're bound to miss some of them. I'm NOT perfect and I'm not going to hit the mark every time (you've been reading this blog for almost a year... you're fully aware of this fact by now). But as long as I keep trying, as long as I keep trucking, as long as I keep setting goals and aiming for them I'm still in this fight and I will win.

Today's spending was okay. I thought that I was going to do great until I was walking out of work and I suddenly "needed" frozen blueberries that cost almost $4. Then I realized we were almost out of milk: $2.50. Today's spending quickly went from under $3 to over $10. Still, that's not bad and we've two dinners worth of food in the house right now so I could technically get by the next two days only spending a few bucks. We'll see  : )

Today's goal is a little weird. I'm horrible at saving, like really really awful. I have a huge amount of debt that I want gone RIGHT NOW and I certainly don't want to set aside any money for anything when it could be going towards the debt. That's just the way it is. Right now I'm genuinely a bit depressed about Christmas this year. I'm REALLY hoping that maybe, somehow, somewhere some money's going to show up. I could get a Christmas bonus... it's happened before (a long time ago). My husband tends to get some overtime and decent holiday pay this time of year. We can put that towards presents if it comes. I can make some gifts. My family is really good about receiving homemade trinkets. But overall I need some money for Christmas and I dropped the ball this year and didn't budget any. Today's goal is to throw some change into the newly designated Christmas jar every single day for Christmas next year. The money in the Christmas jar can't be taken out for ANYTHING except Christmas. That's the rule.

Ok, I have to go balance the checkbook for today. Later!

45 Daily Goals for 2012
1. Balance the checkbook everyday
2. Get rid of something useless everyday
3. Throw some change in the Christmas jar everyday


  1. I need to make your #2 goal a goal of mine also.

  2. #2 is on my list to for today.
    I've got a jar that doesnt open. I need a can opener to open it up. That really keeps me from opening it. Last time I did that, it ended up having almost $600 in it.

  3. I've enjoyed reading your blog for a while now and thought it was about time I left a comment. First, I understand your dislike of cooking - yuck! I love your 45 challenges idea. I also have not prepared for Christmas this year and think that your Christmas jar is a great idea. Think that I should adopt the cash envelope system next year as I have a problem with over-spending. You're doing great. Keep it up!:)