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December 9th, 2015 at 06:54 am

Even with the wedding planning hiatus, I feel like I have no free time. Winter cheer has started up, so yesterday was babysitting, work, cheer, and then work again (we had an evening deployment). Finally ate and got to sleep around midnight and woke up this morning at 6 for babysitting.

DF's car came into the dealership. He's beyond excited. I believe he's going to try and finish up the deal this week. He's also in the middle of applying for a promotion and has a severely injured toe.

We've been doing pretty good with food, but I actually forgot my lunch today, so I'll have to buy (McD's 2.50 burger and fries). Tonight's dinner will be the leftover scalloped potatoes and drumsticks. Tomorrow is shrimp fettucine. On Saturday, I will attempt my first turkey ever. Wish me luck!

From my financial side, I plan on putting 1k to our wedding savings this month, plus paying off the Marriott card which has our catering deposit on it. That should be almost equivalent to the amount we need to save each month in order to handle the wedding ourselves.

I have $100 in babysitting money and $60 in rolled coins to throw into our wedding fund too, so I'm really hoping that the savings will start to accelerate these next few months. I've talked to DF, and we've agreed to just pay the minimums on my debt since he's already well aware what he's marrying. We're going to divert all my over-minimum payments, plus babysitting money (~1200) to wedding savings. That plus his contributions should put us in a pretty good place.

4 Responses to “Too much happening”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    The more you can get for the wedding, the better off you will be. Just be sure not to accumulate extra debt, and you two can work at repaying the debt after the wedding.

  2. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    VS, that's the plan! Since our monthly goal is 3300. If I get wedding stuff, I take it out of that fund. Since Chase is offering 10% cash back, I've been using that to get stuff from Amazon and Zappo's. I also bought some stuff from The Knot Shop during their Black Friday sale. We have Bridesmaids' gifts (I'm in love with their robes!), our wine box, and wine labels. It's definitely seeming more real with each passing day!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    How are you fixing the turkey? For your first one, I suggest you use one of those cooking bags so the turkey comes out moist.

  4. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    I haven't actually decided yet. Cooking is not one of my strong suits, and since I'll inevitably end up hosting a holiday dinner at some point, I wanted to try it now while there's less pressure. It's just me and DF, and he's incredibly patient with my culinary abilities. The bag sounds like a good idea as several people have told me that the hardest part of cooking a turkey is making sure it doesn't dry out.

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