Laundry- I washed only enough on Sunday to get us through the week so I have LOTS to do.
Poop Patrol- The snow pack is melting in the backyard and has revealed too many presents deposited by the dog. EEW!! We had enough snow often enough that it was out of sight, out of mind for a while- but no more.
BUDGET REVIEW!!! I have a checking account account, V has an account and we have a joint account. Yeah, I know- kind of crazy but this is a result of our marriage woes of a few years ago. My lawyer advised me to have my own account and keep all my money separate. (OOSH! I'm glad we're through all that mess) But it has worked for us. My paycheck is directly deposited into my account, V and I both feed money into the joint account and most bills are paid from that. I do most of the grocery shopping, pay the boy's tuition for their before/after school program, pay lunch money to schools, etc. The problem is that last month $250 more went OUT of my account than IN. While there is a cushion so this wasn't a problem, this is something that can't continue. I realize that last month was exceptional in lots of ways. We had bigger credit card bills than usual due to Christmas (we always pay in full every month), we purchased our side of beef and it was incredibly cold, leading to a gas/electric bill of $307!!! But still! V and I need to sit down and run through things so we can both get on the same page here. I don't anticipate it being difficult, just annoying.
But, with things looking the way they are, we can't afford to keep hemorrhaging money every month. I do need a few things from the store. I need at least one new pair of pants for work since one of my favorite pair got ripped yesterday and I need to look "professional" (yes, we have a dress code). I also need to get something to use for trellising my peas when I plant them in a few weeks. I'm going to look in the local thrift stores for pants and will keep an eye out for trellis material. I'm hoping for something on Craigslist.
But at least it is supposed to be warm this weekend. Highs into the 40s!! Time to break out the swimsuit.