First - let me just say I just kicked all three of my little ones asses in Just Dance 2...I'm just saying...maybe all the nights at the techno club...raving my booty off until the wee hours - whistles, flavored smoke...ahhh! was all training I needed for the royal, ass-whipping dance lesson I just gave a 12, 10 and 7 year old. That's right...Fear Me!
Ok, or maybe I just know how to move the controller in such a way to score the highest points.
Ok all - on a slightly more serious note...here's where we stand...income tax return received (check) - when we spoke to the lender, she said for us to pay 4 bills:
1) Medical bill (check)
2) Orchard card under $150 (check...it's actually at $67)
3) Capital card under $350 (check...it's actually at $21)
4) Citicard under $2000 (check...it's actually at $1600) - perhaps even MORE important about paying this card is it is one I share with my dad...and I hate having that monkey on my back.
...and we paid all of our bills for January and most of February (that's right...before Feb. 1st) - we also have enough money for spending until payday AND put $1000 more into our savings. Whew...You feel that? That weight lifted from my back? Nice!
I sent a notice along to the lender that we had checked off our entire list - she sent back an excited email that said essentially that now we wait! We wait for about another month and 1/2 (mid-March) to pull a new copy of our credit report. This waiting period will allow the creditors time to post the payments and our credit score to rise up...and hopefully will lead to the "pre-qualified" letter (fingers crossed). During that waiting period, we will be working on our savings more - I am expecting a few good paychecks and my bonus from work (hopefully) and perhaps a promotion? All good things.
More good news for the day?
-My blogger friend at Homestead Hope awarded me the fabulous "Stylish Blogger" award. More on this to follow tomorrow - when I follow the rules of the award...But many, many thanks to Homestead Hope...for the award and for always being our homestead cheerleader.
-Mark received a call at 7:30 this morning requesting his substitute teaching services...he was a sub in Florida; however, with school and kids and life, his focus has been in other directions. On Monday, he went in for sub "training" and got his first call this morning. The stress of "what if" and "I don't know if I'm ready" went away with a last minute call. Off he went to sub for a first grade class and...SUCCESS! He's ready to be back in that saddle and I couldn't be more excited for and proud of him.
-My friend and her boyfriend have, through a strange set of circumstances, been apart for a couple of years and she just found out that at the end of March they will FINALLY be able to be together. I'm looking forward to her marriage and sweet babies to follow.
-AND...it's a miracle! We changed the cat litter AND the kids cleaned their room...ON A FRIDAY NIGHT EVEN...
The times they are a changing...
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