Thursday, February 21, 2013
I'm a nut about paying my bills on time, and it's a relief when I put them all on BillPay and check them off in my book. This time, however, I made a mess of it. The last few days of January were different. First of all, my property taxes were due, so I made sure to pay those. Then my electric bill was $468.00 and my phone bill was $359.00 (combined phone, cell, internet, and TV.) So at least the electric and the taxes were upping the payout. I thought I had input all of my accts. payable, but I recently got a bill from two of my creditors, one of them being my mortgage holder, and I hadn't paid for February! I had them checked off in the ledger, but the payments were no where to be found. So that means I've got to double up payments for those two in March. Am I going nuts or what? I don't think I've missed a payment accidentally in a long time.
Then I went in the bathroom to take my afternoon meds, and I took a 10 mg. melatonin thinking it was my vitamin D! I'll probably snooze the rest of he day. Last week, I think I took one set of meds twice, accidentally. No wonder I was hyped up all night. I hate taking pills, but the good Lord knows I have to take several these days. I bought one of those pill boxes that you fill for the week. I haven't filled it yet, and it's been in there for a month.
I don't think I'm in trouble with my memory, but I'm just not being careful. One day starts looking like the other and I lose track of pills and time. I know what day it is by what's on TV. As always, January and February have gone by so fast and it's almost Easter. Christmas barely gets over and the stores start showing spring and summer stuff while it's still cold outside.
I'm going to try to be more careful when paying my March bills. I hope the money stretches to cover double payments on two of them! I guess I need to start looking for stuff to sell on eBay!