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Back to real life

March 8th, 2012 at 06:51 pm

Our trip to New Orleans for the wedding was fabulous. Saw lots of our friends, ate lots of Louisiana seafood, and stayed up too late. Loved it.

Now back to real life! My youngest had surgery this morning, correcting some incorrect healing from his circumcision. It only took 5 minutes and now he acts like nothing happened. And I was scared to death. Guess that's just being a mom.

I just paid a bunch of credit card bills, mostly for the trip and the rest of hubby's ridiculous $1700 computer. Ugh. Oh well. It renewed my cheapness, and my fortitude to keep the credit card bills low and pay off some debt.

On that front, I sent $400 extra to the car loan this month, and I might actually have a little bit extra to send to the mortgage as well. That feels good at least!

I'm also back to the gym for fat club #4. Ran 2 miles and did abs yesterday. I caved in and committed to running a 10k with a friend in 2013 as well. Paid the entry fee already, so talk about motivation. I've never run 6 miles, but if nothing else, it will be character building.

Remember last year when I said this site was magic? Seemed like every time I put a work-related money goal in the sidebar it magically came true. Well, it happened again! Note the sidebar: It says write more for wire service, and get new clients. Well, as of Monday I will have written my third story in 2012 alone for a wire service, more than all of last year. And, I landed a new client that pays $250 for an 800 word story, and it has the potential to turn into a regular gig. (The newspaper pays me $100 to $150 per story).

AND... the big news. I got a call from one of the internationally-known restaurant guidebooks. They are looking for a restaurant writer for my area, and it pays $5,400. For not too onerous a work load. I have to do a tryout, so keep your fingers crossed that I get it. It's huge!

I feel super busy and overwhelmed, but in a good way. Things seem to be moving along.

9 Responses to “Back to real life”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    fingers crossed!

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Thanks, and sorry about your puppy.

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    Oh I would have been so worried about my son too!!! Glad he's okay.

    Fingers crossed for you!

  4. littlegopher Says:

    Best wishes for the writing job! And wow on the rest - you're doing great!!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good luck on the new writing job!

  6. baselle Says:

    Oh man, fingers crossed that you get the restaurant writing job...if you eat extra hard you'll be exercising extra hard. Big Grin

  7. ThriftoRama Says:

    Well, I should know later next week if I have it. And baselle, the good news? It's structured so that I don't actually have to eat at every single place-- plus I already write about the restaurant business in our town, so I'd be golden. Just the usual work outs!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the restaurant writing job works out and good luck training for the 10K! Glad the son is OK -- it's mom's job to worry.

  9. Jerry Says:

    So glad that the surgery for your son has lead to no further issues. If your insurance covers a really good urologist who specializes in pediatric patients, then from what I have seen at the hospital the kids are in good hands. Still, I totally understand the worrying! So happy for you that it worked out smoothly.

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