Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy 2017!

Hi! I hope everyone has had a happy and healthy start to 2017. Things here are fine and I'm back on track to kick the debt by summer. Whether I have $20,000 in savings, though, remains a question. Don't get me wrong: I'm doing well with saving, as you can see on the balances over there. But there will be some pretty big expenses this year, including a new laptop and a large administrative paperwork processing expense that has to be done in the next couple of months. And then there's our vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands next month ... My hubs took care of the airfare, so the accommodations are on me. (The cost is already in the debt balance.) Thankfully I had a free night on, which saved me about $180 on our $220-per-night room. A very welcome discount! But there will be some expenses related to our eating and entertainment. I'm going to urge living on the cheap side while there. Let's see how that goes.

Otherwise, all is well. I'm still disgusted about the election, but that's a topic for a different blog. I'll try to get back to updating every month. December kind of got a way from me, what with finishing my assignment for my last class toward my graduate certificate and the holidays. For what it's worth, my diligence paid off. I finished the graduate certificate program with a solid 4.0. Gotta say I'm pretty proud of myself.

See you next month! I think ...

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