Monday, July 15, 2013
You ever make out a nice little budget with everything nice & neat & taken care of....then totally and completely BLOW it???? *sigh* Been having this "summer living" mentality happening; impromptu BBQs, pool parties, etc. Happened last weekend and between bringing some flowers for the most gracious host, a 12 pack of Corona, and paying our share of the BBQ, plus bringing grapes, drinks for the kids, etc, that little outing cost about $80. Bah. Now, I have to be all sad & stingy for the next 2 weeks. Then it's oldest daughter's birthday, back to school, my little vaca, time to buy tix for the Bahamas, then the big freaking Kahuna, Christmas. I AM going to tone it WAY DOWN this Christmas. WAY, WAY down.
Then the STUPID state of California decided DH is going to have to pay $50/month more due to being in "arrears" even though the child support order was just obtained this March, and deductions hit his check in April, they BACKDATED the order to last November. ??? You know, for the son his ex essentially KIDNAPPED and took halfway across the country 14 YEARS ago. Bah. Only good part about that is the order will not go as far PAST the 18th birthday as I thought, so whatever. But $461 a month is no small chump change. Just 20 more months of that nonsense.....It's just infuriating. He was never a deadbeat dad, and paid her when she lived here, without her having to obtain an order, and more than he was required to, by a long shot.
So right now I'm overall just feeling like being an adult is totally overrated. The stress, the work, the....non fun-ness of it all.
Oh, and work this morning, oy. Air conditioning went out in the building so the first half of the day was spent in sweltering 90 degrees. I was melted onto my desk, I tell ya.
Anywho. I'm crabby. Looking to get over being crabby. The sooner the better.