Steps to Improvement

Things almost feel like they are falling in to place a little bit better for me. I have created a goal list that I will continue to add to and a monthly plan for the next year coming up. Not only do I need to get myself in a better place but I want to be there for Effie if she ever needs me. Plus, I know where I want to be personally before I start the adoption process well into the future. My these things will be long term and a lot of hard work but it will put me where I want to be in life. 

My first step has been taken as well. I have quit smoking! Being strong willed and keeping everything else in mind I do not expect to have a relapse. I know if I want to put myself back into the black that it absolutely had to go. Since I do not drink (only on occasion) or gamble there was not much to give up. It will keep me from stopping by the corner stores and buying items I normally would never buy as well.

Now my dog food budget is unable to be cut down but I really do not have anything to cut back on in my own food budget either. There is virtually no meat or bread (maybe once a month I’ll buy a loaf of bread), I do not buy sugary foods or pop, and I stay away from ready made meals. These next two weeks I will not be buying anything from the store for myself as to ween down the little tiny food stock I have going on. 

I’ve already cut one of my subscriptions, I have down graded my phone plan, and I am still working on selling stuff that is not need or mom had given to me so I could make the extra cash. At least by July next year my car will be paid off and I can put that money towards debt, savings, or school. 

Hello Out There!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I may have been neglecting the blog for a month. Things just got depressing and I did not want it to come through here. I however have quite a few drafts saved that are being updated as I go along. Some are sewing projects that I’m taking a couple day breaks in between and others are going to be the first posts of a series. 

The series will be started by the New Year at least. I’m hoping I have what I need already (or what can be made do with in the beginning). Plus, I want to play around with a few things before I make the commitment of having a post every week. My neighbors are seriously going to hate it ha-ha. 

Sewing is taking place. However it is time consuming and I do not have a work area that allows for the most effiecent use of my time. So, again it is in the process. I just want to put the project up at once rather than long breaks at a time. I may switch to something a little more straight forward in the meantime. That way I can have a feeling of accomplishment and do not become discouraged.

Unfortunately Effie has not moved here yet, which I was very much looking forward too. I know I had not posted on here that there could have been a possibility. The offer is always open to her (pending my landlords approve). I will not air her laundry on here because that is none of my business nor would I air my dirty laundry here either. I do not harbor hard feelings about it as it was her choice and I know it was not made lightly. I support her in it actually.