Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

I "wonder" why this guy has so many books in his car?? Couldn't he find any boxes to put them in?

DBF, his sister, his mom and I saw this car on the way back from a flea market near Lexington, KY. It was so odd, I had to get a picture!

In other news, my last day at Wal-Mart was the last Saturday in August. Do I miss it? About as much as I miss a root canal! I've got enough to do with teaching about 17 special needs K-5th graders five days a week. I feel overwhelmed at times, but it's getting better. There's not enough time in the day to give all of them everything they need. However, the regular classroom teachers say the same things, so it's not just me.

I finally got a TEACHING check yesterday! This was the first one in four years, so I was tickled. I haven't had any check at all since July 15th! It will be nice to have money to put back each month. Now I can actually make a budget that I can follow. I am going to start putting money back each month because I know that I'll need to replace my car in the next year or so. I also want to start putting money in a Roth IRA instead of the school's 403b. There would be no matching money and with a Roth IRA I wouldn't have to move it again if my job changed. Another positive about TEACHER pay is that I don't have to worry about not having a full check during school holidays. I had two months in the spring when I was only bringing home $800 per month. DBF told me last night that he thought he was going to have to bring me groceries during those two months. Nah, I'm a grocery hound and had shoppied sales before the short checks came. However, I thought I was going to die when I got the $230 gas bill! Thank God I had money from Wal-Mart put back for it.

One more wonderful thing for this post: Snowball turns 15 this month!!!

I don't think she looks a day over 3!


The Creek Cats said...

Wow, Happy Purrthday to Snowball!!!

spaghetti0625 said...

What a cute kitty Snowball is! I also noticed Snowball is on a magazine? I guess all cats like that! My Lucky does the same thing with newspapers, magazines and coupons while I'm clipping them. It's just too cute!

Congrats on the teaching paycheck and quitting the old part time job! Good for you!

About the Roth, I'll just throw it out there that we started our Roth IRA with T. Rowe Price w/ the auto deduct so each 1st of the month, they take the money out. We upped ours to $75 a month, so it's a growing! I've also heard good things about Fidelity, Vanguard and Chuck Schwab.

Pubbler said...

I'm so happy to hear that things are going well for you :-)
Happy bday to Snowball.

CJ said...

Happy birthday to beautiful Snowball! My Murphey is 15 too :)

Cory said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Snowball!

It's so wonderful to hear about your teaching job!

Brian said...

Oh, you will be a good teacher fur sure! Hey Snowball, Happiest Purrthday, you look wonderful!!!