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In which I celebrate a win and cry over my checkbook…


I did not do a lot of things this month that I had planned. (See: Life is what happens while I’m busy making plans) However, I did accomplish two amazing things – not counting the fact that I and the kids managed to not kill each other this month. That’s a huge win… 🙂

Anyway, the first WIN was my National Novel Writing Challenge. I actually WON! 🙂 It was not really a for sure thing until I got to the 28th. Then, with the AMAZING help of a good friend and writing buddy, I managed to crank out the last of my words. The Novel(s) aren’t quite done (See: Last time I EVER try to write five novels in one month) but I’ve gotten a rhythm going. I think it might stick. (See: Cosmic Joke/Murphy’s Law)

The second WIN was the balancing of my checkbook – well, OUR checkbook as it’s the hubby who brings in the funds and me who ends up making sure I know where it all went that month.

I have a confession to make. This is the first time in my life that the checkbook has balanced out TO THE PENNY…

In the past, I’ve always missed SOMETHING and spent a whole lot of frustrating time trying to find the mistakes. Most of the time, I just said, ‘Screw it’ and quit balancing it.

Now, I think I’ve FINALLY gotten the hang of it. (See: Bloody, hellish math was never my strong suit) Don’t laugh. I can add and subtract. I just can’t stand the fact that it’s actually a necessity in life. Most of the time, I love things that don’t seem to make much sense. (See: Dear Husband)

For now, I’m enjoying my WINS and thanking God that I have a whole year to prepare for another NaNo challenge…I’m also having it out with Him that in order to steward HIS finances, I have to balance a checkbook every month…(See: weekly if I actually want it done right)

Whoever said life was fair, never balanced a checkbook…

Why did I choose to be the nerd in the family again?


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