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"Ok, help me. Which envelope is it?"

October 22nd, 2013 at 11:15 am


It was one of those morning. Where I've had insomnia and am dead tired being up since somewhere this side of 3 AM. It is winter-cold and we didn't put the heat on. My girls are dragging because they had a three-day weekend, and one is still mopey about a teacher saying at parent teacher conferences that "she isn't living up to her full potential, and clearly she should be more than just 'really good'." One son is home sick, coughing and choking due to post-nasal drip snot ball trapped in his throat. The semi-sick one decides to go to school because there is a field trip to the theatre to see a play, and this is the child that I medicated and fell asleep at 5:00 PM, sleeping right through to the morning and didn't do his studying. Nothing but chaos. The winter coat is too small on the middle one, we can't find the gloves, e-e-t-t-c-c.

DH, in confusion, standing holding several envelopes, labeled "GAS" "GROCERIES" "MISC" and "SMALL EXTRANEOUS". Miscellaneous is empty after a $39 trip to Target for sweaters for the girls.

"I am going to lunch because "X" is leaving. Does the cash come from groceries because it is food? Or misc. Wait nothing in there. What is extraneous? Does that take care of entertainment?"

OK, to his credit, he wants to know the correct funding pot. To my credit, I didn't exactly growl in the midst of my chaos. I said "Take it from extraneous."

"Ok" he said. "I think we need one for Dining out. I'll see if I've got a few more envelopes at work. That might help."

Sure, Capt. Bring on the envelopes!

Sick child is asleep on the couch with the puppy. I've made chili in the crockpot and chicken for the next two nights. I've put the heat on. And we've seen the first snow of the season. I suppose that sick one will be opting out of soccer practice tonight!

4 Responses to “"Ok, help me. Which envelope is it?"”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like you are communicating and problem solving together! We definitely were not ready for snow. Youngest daughter doesn't have a coat at all. She added gloves and a hat to her lightweight windbreaker. It will work until we can go shopping.

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    Chili sounds good. I'm sorry that you're having insomnia. I hope you get a good nights rest today. I use the envelope system love that method. I hardly ever have to use my credit card which is great because my bank stmt doesn't have things in pending mode like it used to.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Hang in there. I really battle insomnia, too.

    I heard there was snow in the air yesterday but I didn't see it! Guess I wasn't looking out the window at the right time.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    Maybe, instead of more envelopes you just use two.
    *FOOD*
    and
    *NOT FOOD*
    Smile

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