Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Deep Breath

So it has been a weird week or so...I survived the flu...I am now immortal and cannot die.

My new shoes came yesterday and thank gawd b/c they saved my bacon today trudging to work in the snow...there is so much snow out there I cannot even deal with it hahaha I am off work in 2 hours and am not looking fwd to the trek home. I did have a meeting tonight for this grad trip to Cancun March 2012 for Ayla but it got cancelled due to snow and rescheduled for when we are away - Grrrrr....Ayla is so friggin foul lately I ask myself often why I am even bothering with this trip which will entail much sacrifice...
I really don't mind doing it...I think it will be a lot of fun and really she will be 18 and as a 1st trip abroad going with a tour group feels better than her and a few GFs going. This is not chaperoned...that would be too perfect. haha
Anyway I considered getting a 2nd job to pay for it...mainly b/c it is looking like G may be headed back to Campbell River in April unless he finds a job in the next month...so I thought a 2nd PT job would be a good idea - then upon further thought and mathematics I realized I would just end up fucking myself come tax time as it would bump me up over into the next tax bracket and I'd end up owing $ etc. So I did some more math and decided if I cut everything down at home as much as I can I need to set aside 300/mo for the next 10 mths and have Ayla give me 100.00 per month that's $4000.  This should cover grad and the trip...I am slightly concerned about her follow through b/c once we enter into the payment plan for this trip if she shits the bed I will have no recourse other than strangling her. We will have to have a serious talk on the train on the way up island Friday - captive in a train car! MUAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

This means I am not going to be visiting PR again in the next year after my trip this weekend...or going anywhere really...I have already changed my phone to the cheaper plan (no more unlimited) and cut the cable to crappy basic....which will save nearly 80/mo. I am thinking Ayla may be kissing dance good bye for Grade 12 as well...so that's the plan...I have a few occasions where I will be up $ due to how paydays fall and income tax returns (hopefully!) so that will help as well...it is all quite overwhelming...I am a bit of a spazz...

My trip to PR looks in good order...trains are not impacted by snowfall so that's a non-issue...just gotta make sure we get there on time so theres time to cab to the ferry! Missing the 3 would SUCK ASS b/c then we are stuck there til 7 and I can assure u I do not want to spent 4 hours with Ayla if that happens.

Anyway...Survivors on tonight...something to look fwd to...certainly not looking fwd to getting to work tomorrow...so much to do that it'll be a DO OR DIE day before I am off for a week!

8 comments:

Abu Anka said...

Four grand to go to Cancun? Gezzuss, that's a pretty shwanky trip.

~Jen~ said...

no no no 2k for the trip and 2 k for grad.

fml

kelly said...

March 2010?

She missed it

~Jen~ said...

huh?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Two grand for grad? Seriously?

~Jen~ said...

its my worst case scenerio figure. lol
grad dress
shoes
accessories
hair and make up done
grad dinner tickets
ceremony tickets
limo fee
school grad fees
photos
cap/gown rental
grad class crap (sweaters etc)

apparently this list is endless...
beingthat i do not have much disposable monthly income its something i feel like i have to have on hand for JUST IN CASE crap b/c otherwise i wont have the $...

do not get me wrong...i didnt even go to my own grad b/c i felt it was frivolous and stupid and not worth the expense (also i am not a dress girl) - that has not changed...i still do not think it is worth it IN THE SLIGHTEST...i think it is a total fucking racket pile of shit and to spend any amount of money like that for 1 day - its fucking insane...trust me ID RATHER GO TO CUBA WITH THAT MONEY...

Maggie Ellwyn said...

take her to cuba then. that's a big sacrifice for you when you get nothing out of it.

kelly said...

you did it again!