It’s amazing how quickly things can unravel, isn’t it? The severe toothache and lack of sleep have rendered me fairly useless for the past few weeks; the house has slowly become a bomb site needing more than a surface clean/tidy-up, I haven’t been cooking so things have gone to waste, Husband has been in charge of the shopping and went overbudget (not by a lot but still) and I haven’t really kept up with watching the pennies. On top of random purchases I’ve had to pay for antibiotics and a huge and frightening amount of painkillers which weren’t exactly in the budget (I’m into my second day of not having to take any painkillers by the way. Sod’s law, a completely different filling fell out earlier but it doesn’t hurt and I’ve got a follow-up appointment at the dentists next week so it should be sorted quickly).
So now I need to get back on top of things. I need to get back into the habit of getting up early and getting the housework out of the way for a start. I’d really like to get to the point where I don’t need to do the big Friday evening tidy-up apart from zipping around with the hoover. I bloody hate housework so if I can get it done without having to spend more than a few minutes on it at a time that would be great! Hmmm…what else? I need to sort my money out. Early next week I should be able to transfer the last of the future family fund out of my current account and then switch the whole lot into my ISA. With the money I had saved before March I should be able to max the ISA out for the year. As there are another 8 paydays between now and the end of the financial year I also need to look at finding a regular savings account that pays better interest than my current one. Something with easy access. Suggestions anyone?
Since I am going to try to write 20,000 words for my creative writing project in August I thought that I had better tot up my current word count. I’m on 15,374 words so I need to get to 35,374 by the end of the month.
I’m off to do the big monthly food shop now. By the way, I finally got a response out of Tesco. Did I blog about this already? I can’t remember. There was a lot of going back and forth and Tesco being generally useless. Eventually they sent me a moneycard with £20 to spend at Tesco. I don’t mind this not being a cash refund – I just wanted £20 back for my food budget! I’ll update this post later on and tell you how I got on.