So most of you probably don't know (because I don't make a habit of putting my personal shit out there *snicker* yeah right) but I have not been working this week.
You see I did something incredibly stupid at work on Monday and it has, by my own actions, caused me to have to be put on administrative leave until it can be sorted, if it can be sorted. Again, this was my own doing and while I feel like a complete idiot about it, no point in dwelling because, as Dorothy says in the Return to Oz, "It can't be helped, Jack". So I am doing the best I can with what I've got.
As you may have probably guessed, not working means no income (the biggest chink in my armour, especially with holidays right around the corner) geez, I could kick myself for not thinking through my actions....
Anywho, as my husband and I were debating what to do and how to keep from drowning in debt (as if we weren't already in danger of that!) I have decided to try to live as frugally as possible, get out of debt and try to make a go at it on his income. You know, in case I'm not allowed to return to work. (If I am allowed to return, it would also be an advantageous move to get us out of debt so really it's kind of win/win)
Now, here is the trick, did you know you have to make have money to make money, and you have to make money to save money. It's a vicious cycle really.
That will not stop me. In fact I kind of look forward to the challenge. It will not be easy, not by any means, but if we buckle down and work as a team, I think we can make it happen. I told the hubs that I bet we could be completely debt free in 5 years (really I think, besides the house mortgage, we can probably beat that, but let's not get hasty).
So, essentially, if you see me struggling, remind me of the good of this plan, no debt, more time with my kids, less over all stress, the ability to actually get things accomplished (won't that be nice).
I really hope I am allowed to return to work, I mean I really like my job, and despite my temporary stupidity, I think I am a fairly good employee. I guess I just wait and see how the cards lay at the end. In the mean time, scrimp, save, buckle down, research, learn, apply, tweak, repeat. We can do this!