Monday, January 10, 2011

Celebration Fail.

...forget about being excited about 150 followers. We're back to 149. I'm telling Denali! No matter. I just like knowing who's reading because then in my free time I stalk check out your profile and visit your blogs. I am thoroughly aware that I am WAY behind at adding your blogs to my "readers blog list."

Fail.

In fun exciting news. I got a letter in the mail from the University that I attended. I had two student teachers last quarter from them, and totally spaced on the fact that I get PAID for having them in my room. They were so awesome I think that I should have paid them (Shh....dont' say anything.)

Yay! Denali now has $300.00 in her "savings" account. I'm so excited. We're actually in the black for the first time in I can't tell you HOW LONG!!! Seriously. We are over $10,500 in vet bills since September 2009 (this includes teeth and shots, so not TOO bad.) It does not include the current stay at the vets barn!! Each month involved paying our bills, paying her bills, and pulling from our savings to cover the rest. Savings is still suffering, but if Mare will just stay sound we will be good to go.

Dear 2011.
I would like a sound (sane) mare, and to win the lotto. I don't need to be greedy, but enough that spending $50,000 on Rio wouldn't piss the husband off too much.


Thanks.
Me

10 comments:

Jess said...

I read all of the time, but never comment. Buuuut, $10,500 in bet bills in less than two years!? Yiiikes! =O

Laura M. said...

I totally hear ya on winning the lottery. I'm riding one that I'd LOVE to buy, but alas bank account and hubby would probably both keel over and die. LOL

Janine said...

Yeah, they say horses are for the rich, LOL, LOL. Maybe, in the future?? Consider Equine Medical Insurance? My last horse was always sick and my Insurance paid out over 18,000 in vet bills over 8 yrs. I would never be able to afford a horse without my insurance. Just to give you an idea, it's about $600.00 a year depending what you get????? I am still praying for a healthy happy Denali!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best MOM!

Denali's Mom said...

Yeah, sadly we have insurance! Sadly, everything that is breaking is NOT covered. BOO!!

Janine said...

Ohhh, I am so sorry. That does make it harder and there can be certain pit falls. Darn. Well common into the black, LOL!

molly said...

Keep celebrating! I finally clicked the Follow button as I have been reading for almost a year, but for some reason just never made it official!

Leah Fry said...

Jeez, and here I was complaining about spending $2,500 last year when Jaz was so sick.

I could definitely not afford to spend that kind of money. My line in the sand with Jaz was $5,000. I'm grateful it didn't come to that.

achieve1dream said...

Lol. I like your letter. :)

I'm glad you're finally out of the red. That must be a relief. I hope you can get your finances in better health really quickly. And that D stays healthy. :)

Amy said...

Wow!! you are one dedicated Mama! Good job making it work. And good luck with the lottery thing.

Janie said...

Denali is so lucky to have such a dedicated, loving mama to put so much money, time and effort into her! She needs to calm the demon tendencies and appreciate you! That's some serious money. I hear ya about the lottery...if only! Either that or Publisher's Clearing House.