Hey there....I'm still here, honestly! I've been so busy that I'm not sure which end is up most days, but things are going alright. I've been working so much these past few months and putting a lot of overtime, which is great, but I've also been spending a lot of money, which is not great! A few weeks ago, I had to make a big decision; either put a large amount of money in to repairing my car or finally bite the bullet and get a new(er) one. I ended up trading mine in and got a 2008 Volvo XC90 that I just love! What I don't love is the fact that I now have a car payment....boo! I guess this is where the overtime will help out.
I've also started dating someone, something I swore I wouldn't do after my divorce, but this guy took me completely by surprise and so far so good. We're taking it slow and we'll see how things work out.
I've started on my holiday shopping and am making good headway with that and getting some really great deals along the way. I don't have much that I have to buy, so that makes it easy. Mostly I do a lot of baking and making candy and giving that as gifts. The trick is going to be finding the time to do that this year. I've been buying up lots of the supplies as they've been on sale and really trying to cut back on my other shopping; no new clothes for the past 2 months now and rarely eating out. I dropped my cable and got the Roku box, which I love. I don't watch much TV anyway so for me this has been great.
Other than that, I've just been doing the normal day to day stuff and getting by. I'm still trying to build my savings back up and get on paying the new car off along with the rest of my credit card debt. I guess it could be worse, right? I'm focusing on being positive and living a good life. What else can one do???
If I'm not around again before Thanksgiving, I hope you all have a wonderful one and remember the things we all have to be thankful for. Blessings to you all....