Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Very early morning.
I woke up a little after 4 am today - mostly because I had to make a potty run. Then I couldn't get back to sleep so around 5 I got up, showered and then checked things on my computer. Mandy usually has me awake anywhere from 5:30 to 6:30 and needs to go out. The regular routine is to take her out and then back to bed for a little longer. I don't always fall back to sleep but I sort of mentally plan my day or pray. So, this morning she is all excited that we are actually staying up! I anticipate though that by mid afternoon I'll want to nap on the couch.
Yesterday I made some changes to help save me some money. I still am adjusting to a lower income than what was coming in when I was working. My savings is all but gone but my first social security check arrives next month and I'm grateful for that. Even with that, though, money will be a bit tight especially with putting money aside for our move to Tennessee next year. I get my land line phone, cable service and Internet bundled into a package with our local cable company. When I got my new bill, it was almost $20 more a month and I learned that my "promotional package" was up and the price had increased. So, I eliminated my land line phone line. I mostly got telemarketers on it anyway. I have my cell and a phone with magic jack on my computer for use with my son's business so I'm all set. I also downgraded the channels on cable to basic. I really don't watch TV a whole lot now but I enjoyed The Weather Channel and Turner Classic Movies. Those channels are gone now but perhaps in a few months I can upgrade once again. You gotta do what you gotta do.
Besides being an early morning, I've noticed as the sun comes up that it's very dreary out and very windy. I didn't hear of any rain in the forecast but it sure looks like it. It's not too cold out but the wind makes it feel cooler than it really is.
I have Christmas cookies to bake this week along with some finishing touches on Mom's gift. I also am sending some boxes up with my DIL's mother who is going up to visit her and Mike in Tennessee. They are mostly things I don't use but don't want to get rid of.
Well, I guess I'll get some breakfast. Now suddenly I'm getting a bit sleepy. Since I have to get going and begin my day, this is very inconvenient! Have a great day, everyone!