Thursday, December 11

Under $11,000 and counting

Okay, a mere three months after I mentioned it, I finally have debt counters up and running. I am happy to say we have finally limbo-ed under the $11,000 mark on our credit cards. Hooray!

I'm tired and burned out. The stress of the impending season is starting to wear on me. It's not just Christmas but Tim's birthday (the 19th). He's been screwed out of enough birthday celebrations that I vowed to always make a fuss.

This year, though, he has some friends from Magic who, magically enough, have birthdays on the 17th & the 21st. Turns out, one is turning 18. Naturally, this means Tim has to take him to a strip club. It's practically a law!

Naturally, Tim's family wants to see him on his birthday, so we'll be going down there for that. The day after, Saturday, the other two guys will join him at a Tacoma strip club. Tim has gotten the okay to buy them lap dances (the other guy hasn't been to a strip club either). I mean, again, it's practically a law, right?

But here in Seattle, we'll go ahead and celebrate the day before his bday. Tim's favorite restaurants will get visited -- Gordon Biersch, with a birthday coupon, and Cheesecake Factory -- and probably we'll go see a movie or find some type of shenanigans.

Anyway, his birthday is only one week away, which is a little startling, since it means Christmas is in two weeks. I'm not sure how that happened. I always plan so far in advance that I inevitably get behind as the actual event nears, because I put off actually ordering/buying. So I have to get on that. Thank goodness for MyPoints!

I got the tree put up last night, with relatively minimum soot coming off on my hands. Today, I got as far as the garland and lights. So the hardest part is done. Tomorrow, Tim and I will go ahead and actually put the ornaments up. Then we can start stacking up some presents.

That's about all the news that's fit to print.

Is it a little sad when you're proud because you actually updated Quicken twice in two weeks?

I'll just keep telling myself it's about the little victories. Or I'll go out and get a life some day. But that sounds hard.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for making such a fuss over Tim's birfday! It is so hard having a birthday right before Christmas!

Last night, Tom took me to see The Nutcracker. It was absolutely perfect bcus I didn't have to worry about finding an interpreter or other accommodations!

This year I made sure to tell my friends a month ahead of time what night and where I wanted to celebrate. I think we'll have a good size crowd show up. Better than last year, when I gave them 2 weeks notice and then it was just me and my BFF. We had fun anyway!

You absolutely must celebrate the little victories. Sometimes those are the only thing that keeps you going.


December 13, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Blogger ManicMagic said...

BTW, this is Tim. :) And let me tell ya, it IS quite nice that Abby makes such a deal a/b my Bday. Although sadly most of my friends conveniently forget my birthday regardless of how many times or how much notice given. That's part of the reason I've got new friends now. :)

December 16, 2008 at 10:12 PM


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