Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Taking Care of Business

I think I'm at that place where I've wallowed in self-pity for as long as I can and now I just feel damn angry.  While I'd say I'm better at wallowing than I am at demonstrating anger I need to get things done and wallowing isn't good for getting things done. So...ahem...
                                 BITE ME!!

HEY, not you guys!! Come back!!

You know who I mean! That being said this will NOT be a blog where I pulverize Michael. While I am angry at him I am not a basher...except in my own mind. I won't get into "he said, she said" kind of stuff. He has his own issues to deal with, he's made his decision. Now I need to get off my ass and take care of business because....life goes on.  Right now it feels like a crappy life but once you've reached my wise old age you know there's nowhere to go but UP. 

So I got my budget done for January and paid all outstanding charges on my Mastercard. What with all the renos I was a little afraid of facing this day so I waited until it was a payday to buffer the numbers a little. I also lost a day of pay too so the paycheque wasn't quite what it should be. I now face 2014 with no credit card debt and no debt except for a small mortgage on my PEI home. I've paid off more than half of the original cost and have the amortization whittled down to 8 years remaining. Where I have fallen short is in my savings - I'm short by $1500. Yes - $1500.00!! Not too bad eh? I can live with that. What with interest, tax refund and extra scrimping I can probably make that up by the end of June.

Yes, June 30th is on its way! I have around 180 days left til retirement. The day after new years I am going to phone OTPP (Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan) and get the process rolling - I am going to make it OFFICIAL!! Exciting!!

I went out grocery shopping for the 5 day juice fast I'm going to do starting tomorrow. For those of you interested in the details of the juice fast GO HERE. This is the "Reboot with Joe" site (Joe from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead fame); scroll down to see the different plans - there's a 3 day plan, a 5 day plan etc. I still felt a little light-headed while shopping - that flu bug was nasty! I also took back 2 large bags full of wine bottles (no alcohol while fasting! - hence starting tomorrow not today!) Now I'm gathering up all the garbage around here which will be no mean feat! I'm making a fresh start tomorrow - JANUARY 1, 2014!!
I don't know what 2014 will bring but anything will be better than December 2013!! Tonight I am getting together with my gal pals for drinks, treats and laughs. Honestly, I can't think of a better way to start the new year.

I wish for you all a blessed New Year, lots of time spent with loved ones whether they be partners, siblings, children, friends or the furry kind :) Love comes in all different sizes and shapes, sometimes it lasts forever, sometimes just for a brief moment in time. Experience all that you can!

                                Me and my Best Girl
                                  December 25, 2013


  1. And that is why I love you...your strength. Life isn't fair and that sucks but you have handled all of this so well and with such class, you can not be beat down!!!!

    Congrats on paying off the debt! It is something I look forward to.

  2. Happy New Year!!! Wishing you a FABULOUS 2014!!!! Xox

  3. You are so much like me it is down right scary. But that is why I love you. Have a drink for me, I am still changing my pants every time I cough.

  4. livingrichonthecheapDecember 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    You go girl!! Happy New Year to you and your daughter. You are a strong beautiful woman who has her SH*T together so I am looking forward to hearing of your adventures this year. Cheers!

  5. I know you are going to be OK. How do I know this? Your sense of humor is alive and well! BITE ME - I love it!! I do a lot of telling off in my own head, and this one is one of my favorites. Happy New Year to you dear Jane!

  6. Well you've been through bad but you are still above ground so things will only get better from here! 8-)
    I bet a couple hours with a voodoo doll and a few well placed pins would do you some good.....lolz
    Good luck on your juice fast. I tried Joe's recipe, really I did!, but I just couldn't stomach it. I think it's the cuke & ginger that got to me. Maybe I'll try again or change it up a bit and see if I can handle a variation on it.

  7. Happy New Year Jane! I have a feeling it will be a GREAT one! xxoxo

  8. you are such an amazing and positive woman. Good things are coming your way.

  9. Happy New Year, Jane! 2014 can only get better.

  10. You have been on my mind Miss Jane. Glad you are moving forward, you are one strong woman! Happy New Year! xoxo

  11. Jane, you are an amazing lady. I have huge respect and admiration for you that you are using this anger energy to move yourself ahead to positive places. Happy New Year - so excited to be on your retirement countdown with you!! xoxo

  12. I just love your attitude! I am so excited for what this year is going to bring for you. You are an amazing person!

  13. I know this year is going to hold new and exciting times for you! I really do admire you girl!

  14. Oh man - good for you. I hope 2014 is full of adventure then!


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