Since the original site I used to blog at is having technical difficulties I thought I would share here how our family has done with the plans we had for 2013.
Originally written by me on January 01, 2013 09:05 AM EST on Gather.com
First day of the New Year and I am just sitting down to write our goals out for the New Year, which is alright because I have been thinking of them, just haven't sat down to write them. So here I am.
This year we will continue to pay down out debt, we made a huge dent last year and we are nearing the top of the mountain. We are starting the year with 2.00 in the bank, 0 in savings, unless you count our container of change, but then again Dennis is unemployed at the moment so the only income we have is the money I make from doing child care, which doesn't cover much. He is yet to get a payment from Unemployment but talking to others they haven't had one yet either. When Dennis does go back to work they were already told there would be another lay off in the summer but that is subject to change depending on how many orders they get for the machines to run.
We finished one bill and are well on our way to paying yet another one off which should happen sometime in 2014. Yippee.
I do child care only a few hours a week as well as a merchandising job I picked up when my husband was injured that I can work around my Fibromyalgia that I was diagnosed with around the same time my husband was injured. When it rains it pours in our lives. Currently I have a lawyer working on a Disability claim for myself.
Amount in Bank 83.11 Amount in Savings 0.00
With those warnings we will be very careful with our money, to make sure we can make it through the next layoff when it comes, God willing anyways. We look forward to the taxes coming in this year. As most of you know almost all of the taxes went on fixing up our van last year, so we weren't able to add a second vehicle. So if all goes well we will this year. There are other things we need like a Refrigerator, and Stove. What our landlord put in here is junk, and I don't know if I want to trust that he would get something of better quality so we might just go ahead and buy our own which we will know are of good quality and then have his men come and get the set that is here out. I could think of lots of other things we would like to have but those will be our main focus this year.
I did really good last year with making money online, I was keeping track on my computer trying to reach 1000.00 but not sure if I made it because in June and then again a few months later my computer crashed so I lost all of the information. This year I will keep a hard copy, which I had last year and then Dennis thought I should keep the information on my computer. We see how that ended. Keeping hard copies are still good to do, you just never know when something like that will happen.
We only have one Huge milestone this year which will be Dennise's Sweet Sixteen, other then that just regular Birthdays, Holidays, and School Functions. We will have to save for School supplies for the 2013-2014 school year as well as Christmas for next year, but if I do as well as I did last year with earning I can put a big dent in the shopping again.
I have been working on getting down to 350 lbs so that I can start to use the Tred Mill I would like for my Birthday. Samantha said she would help pay for it so that she has something to run on, since she hasn't really been able to because of her work schedule, and of course it would be good for Dennise as well. I am sure even Dennis, and Deanna might use it too, so it would really be a gift for everyone. The gift of health is one of the best gifts we can receive.
We have all been talking and would like to see if we can do the family dinner night once a month that would include my mother-in-law, father-in-law, and maybe even my husband's sister and her kids if they would like to come, and sometimes even Buke and Taylor when they can make it over.
One of the projects our family is working on is going to be playing different games and reviewing them online for everyone. You can see one of our video reviews on my youtube channel MarksvilleandMe. Make sure to subscribe if you would like to keep up with our family over there. I am not sure all games will have a video but there will be blogs done as well. Still working on setting that up over at blogspot, so stay tuned, I will post here when it is up and going.
Funny thing is now Deanna wants to do reviews. She did one yesterday which I hope to get up later today at Youtube, and maybe even a blog up. Speaking of blogs I use Gather as a Blog site, but would like to do more over on my other blogs. I did get a few more followers last year, but my main base is here. I thank everyone here who has also taken an interest in my posts on other sites, and have befriended me on Facebook.
God was very good to us last year, I think that this is more then enough to work on in the next year and will try to keep you all posted on how we do with it all at the end of the year. Happy New Year everyone!
Did you make any goals for this year? How did they turn out?