Welcome back on this fine Tuesday afternoon.
I had the opportunity to watch the movie ‘Arrival’ recently and it was different haha.
It is about some alien things coming to earth to ‘help’ humanity. I won’t go into much detail for those of you that haven’t seen it. It has Amy Adams as the lead actress, followed by Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. It is a slow movie that provokes thought, rather than portray action. If you are into that kind of thing check it out. With the Oscars being held so recently it must be said that they were nominated for eight Oscars, winning only one. It is a good movie at about two hours long. I just wanted to put that out there because it was fresh on my mind.
I have been trying to figure out a way to keep track of my bills and what not so I don’t forget to pay them. I have Outlook through work, and just started to use the calendar. For now I have all day appointments set for a couple days after my bill should post. I will try that out for month or two. If that doesn’t work well, then I might try to make it just two days a month to pay them all, if I’m able to. It really just seems like there is no good way to keep track of seven plus monthly bills that post on different days, and require different payment methods. Gah, it is so much more added stress that isn’t needed. It could be partly due to the fact that this is the first time I have paid for all of the bills in a household. I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but should I really have to get used to it? I should try to find a really good way that works for me. I’ll tweak it when I can. I also have a fairly basic Excel sheet that keeps track of my bills per month/year. It can tell me what I have paid in total per month, how much I paid per year in each category (gas, electric, water,etc…), and how much I paid total all year. I have the sheet copied and ready for the next five years haha.
It is hard for me not to look at the big picture and freak out. I have so much stuff that I want to do to/in that house, and I can’t see a time that I can do most of it. Some being money related, others being time related. On top of that starting a family and trying to potentially finding a car is stressing me the F*ck out. Again, I’m sure it will be fine and I am just having a moment, but this moment keeps reoccurring lol. I have thought about just keeping my truck and only taking the baby in my wife’s car and seeing how much of a big deal it will be. It really may work out fine. That would be one less thing to worry about. One day I will need a new vehicle but our plan is to put it in my wife’s name and just have me as a primary driver, to keep costs, down.
If you don’t know, and you wouldn’t I have had a not great past when it comes to driving records. I have had my license taken away three separate times. When I was younger, and kind of still now, I didn’t really agree with the speed limits. I racked up enough points in my state and other states, for speeding only, to lose it. In doing so at one point I got my whole family kicked off of their insurance completely, and the rates skyrocketed. I have been scared ever since to get my own insurance for fear of not being able to afford it. I know, even now years late, that the rates are still high from that stuff. That is why I would just hop on with my wife. The more you know! 😉
I have seen this in my rear view mirror more times than I can remember! Even just in finding this picture I can feel myself getting a tight chest. I get really defensive around police officers and internally frustrated. I do my best to maintain a good demeanor knowing that it comes from a place in the past and not of the present but it just happens in an instant.
If you don’t mind sharing, what run ins with the ‘fuzz’ have you had? If none, great! Not that it needs written but if you don’t feel like sharing you don’t ever have to. It is just fun sometimes to start a conversation. 🙂
That’s it for today, I hope you enjoy my stress and awful driving record! I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀