Ok, so don’t tell anyone, but I’m writing this while I’m at work.
I KNOW! I’m SUCH a bad ass!
I’ve previously mentioned the per diem Cat Scan/X-ray position I took at a local hospital (the hospital I worked at for five years, actually) back in November. Since then I’ve been working steadily a few days (or more than a few, depending on how many people want time off) a month, and the extra money has, needless to say, been very nice. Around Christmas I used it to buy a few last-minute holiday gifts, and it’s certainly helped a time or two when I’ve been short after paying the bills, or if I “needed” a few things at Target or Sephora. It also helped pay for my travel and expenses during my recent over night trip to New York City, which I’ll tell you all about soon, I promise.
Mostly, though, I’ve been saving the money, which I wasn’t really able to do before. My savings account has been sort of languishing for a few years now, which most people who know anything about money would have a heart attack over. I have a good job and I make decent money, but the bills get paid, I buy groceries, and that’s pretty much it. It’s not easy being a single homeowner, dudes.
Anyway, with this added income comes the prospect of what to do with all of it. After I’ve saved up a bit, you best believe I will be purchasing ALL THE THINGS. Well, perhaps not all the things, but a fair few of them, including but not limited to:
1. A new refrigerator, finally. FI. NA. LY.
2. Bedroom furniture that wasn’t built during the Reagan administration
3. A brand! New! Desktop! Computer! (You know I’m going Mac, babies), and finally…
4. A real, honest to God, get-me-the-HELL-out-of Pennsylvania vacation. I’m thinking the Florida Keys, but that could change.
Of course, I could hit the Powerball tomorrow and all my problems will be solved. Until then, however, I’m here, working. And dreaming about automatic ice makers.