Another week has flown by, and work has been slowing as well – which is good, it allows me to catch up and ATTEMPT, I say ATTEMPT to get caught up…I say that because as soon as I do, there’s a boat load of more work to be done right on the tails of what I’ve just finished…Whew!

On that note I am coming up on my 3rd anniversary with my employer – and with that comes the normal frustrations I’ve had for quite sometime now – no benefits, no paid time off (this is the HUGE one), and yet no answer as to what is doing with either of those items – my ellusive boss has decided to just dodge the bullet and not give me a straight answer.  I think that it’s closing in on time to try and alter my work life so that I can find a way to not drown our forward motion financially if I should fall ill (as I did three weeks ago).  I am not going to launch into a while tirade about this, it’s been consistent for awhile now and I know in the back of my mind I am doing something to change my work life entirely – for now though it’ll be little steps…

And with that, I am just going to move forward – the budget this week is a tad strained, why? Well simply because we’re planning for Summer Camps this year and with that comes the cost of Summer Camp.  I am thankful that the Brigades Boys and Girls Club offers summer camp for their after schoolers, which is a blessing for us – so I am having to put down deposits for said camp program because we are in no way set-up to pay for the entire summer ($1,600) up front…how some of their people do that I have no clue as it’s normally lower income people who send their children there…makes sense honestly.  So this week and next I am tacking an extra $40/week onto the normal tuition to cover this deposit.

So without further adieu, here goes!

Note here, we’ve had some monies incoming, $30.00 came to us from the Nielsen Ratings Group and I had to move $10.00 in from our KTC Savings account to prevent Over Draft – seems this week everything either fell short in the grocery department, or with Jimmy being sick we were spending more $$ in meds – so that extra $40.00 is accounted for in the carry over from the previous week.

 $95.49 Remaining from W/E 04/28/13  $601.73 Lara W/E 05/05/13 Salary
 $79.00 Amt. Spent  $224.50 Jimmy W/E 05/05/13 Salary
 $16.49 Avail. Starting  $826.23
 $18.22 Target  $16.49 Avail. Starting
 $8.01 Target  $826.23 Total Pay
 $4.14 KTC Total  $842.72 Avail. For Bills
 $5.23 McDonalds
 $20.00 Check Order
 $2.09 Pets Mart
 $1.31 Wal-Mart
 $20.00 ATM Book Fair Money
 $79.00

And first the line item breakdown of expenses this week:

 $842.72
 $20.00 DB Plumbing
 $822.72
 $110.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $712.72
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $707.72
 $17.00 Savings for Car
 $690.72
 $121.00 AT&T
 $569.72
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin, 5/10 Auto-Draft
 $564.72
 $5.00 CCA, 5/13 Auto-Draft
 $559.72
 $5.00 LCA, 5/15 Auto-Draft
 $554.72
 $89.00 AmeriNational, Austin TKD
 $465.72
 $170.00 Groceries
 $295.72
 $40.00 Gas
 $255.72
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $230.72
 $25.00  Jimmy’s Money
 $205.72
 $25.00  Dinner, 5/10
 $180.72

Truly doesn’t leave much for bills next week and that is making me Wicked Nervous as my OT Hours this week will be absolutely minimal, like 42 – 43 hours total for the week, down from 46 last week…

So now with the Cash Withdrawl, total cash required, $285.00, have to round up to $300.00 to cover everything:

 $842.72
 $20.00 DB Plumbing
 $822.72
 $110.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $712.72
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $707.72
 $17.00 Savings for Car
 $690.72
 $121.00 AT&T
 $569.72
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin, 5/10 Auto-Draft
 $564.72
 $5.00 CCA, 5/13 Auto-Draft
 $559.72
 $5.00 LCA, 5/15 Auto-Draft
 $554.72
 $89.00 AmeriNational, Austin TKD
 $465.72
 $300.00 Cash for Week
 $165.72

So there we are! Let’s cross our fingers we don’t spend all of the remaining funds, $165.72 – with Mother’s Day on Sunday, I am going to try and keep our activities low key – so hoping the weather cooperates and we can head over to the beach (for those who don’t know, we live 20 mins away from three beaches) and just chill for a bit, that to me is the ideal way to spend Mother’s Day!

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