OMG! Is It Winter Yet?

As much as I would love to complain about the state of my health…this is not the forum to do so. Not only does it bring me down but who really wants to read your blabber on your complaints. I know I don’t, I skip that shite and move on.

This month has been rough though. A horrid flare and the firing of my rheumatologist. Kinda happy I got my meds prior to sacking his ass. Why did I dump him? Apparently, you can’t be doing well on a Friday and then have a flare on Sunday…srsly? And you treat peeps for Fibro?

Anyway, this got me thinking on what I haven’t been doing to keep my health in check. I have been so vague about it lately that it’s beginning to show. My copious amount of online spending has gone up, I’m eating like a teenager and I srsly can’t tell you when the last time I drank a full glass of water (as I sip my morning coffee).

Taking care of my chronic illness is a fulltime business. It goes right up there with writing my blog posts, filming my YouTube videos and working forty hours a week. It has to take its place in my planning and if I have too (and I will), I’ll make my own damn insert to help focus on my daily health (tongue in cheek, and not Mrs. Monkey, I won’t buy another planner…maybe).

There are days that I feel that one more thing is going to break me…then I take a nap and wake up and do it anyway.

AMIRITE?

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My Favorite Planner {this month}

Over the past couple of years I have been apart of a wonderful Instagram community of Planner Fanatics…uh, addicts, I mean…collectors, yes, collectors.  Ok, let me begin by saying what a Planner -Girl -Nerd -Addict is.  It is a person that enjoys to the use of paper planning either in a minimalistic or super glam way.  These said persons will stop at every discount store, Target, dollar store and craft store for stickymemos and washi tape.

I am one of those people! I have thousands of yards of washi tape, a rather small collection of Filofax’s, a Kikki-k, an Erin Condren, The Happy Planner by MeandMyBigIdeas, Midori’s Travelers Notebook and a couple of Hobonichi’s.  Do I use them all? Well, one is for home, another I carry around and one is social media…truth, I’m Lissy and I am a planner addict.  

Along with this addiction is a growing group of entrepreneurs that sell binders, stickers, dash-boards, paperclips…srsly, if it can go in a planner…I’m sure to find someone to make it. 

So here is my layout for July in my hobonichi Avec…it’s my planner for the month.  It’s part of a challenge to have your life all in one system. The basics, one pen and one book.  It’s taught me that I need two working planners in order to have a system that works for my needs. I honestly thought I would not make it through the month just using one planner but this little guy has proven me wrong.

It’s decorated with stamps from MommeyLhey’s collections…so much fun

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Shake Your Money Tree

Habits. Either I working on creating new ones, or deleting old ones. It’s a never ending train ride to disappointment for me. I’m good for the first seven to ten days…then I’m done. I’ve either lost interest, had a bump in my road {aka sick or such} or its “too hard” {be sure to read that last part in a classic childish whine!}

What if you had to change your habits to save yourself, your family or your home? I’ve been brought up with the core teachings of “first things first”. Which means anything that keeps you alive & in a home gets paid first ~ rent, utilities, food. After that, obligations to others {debts, pets & such} get paid and if there is anything left over…it’s FUN money!

I have $4 in my emergency savings, by the end of this month I will have $40. With using the 52 Week Savings Challenge, (check online, there are quite a few printables). I should have $253.00 in emergency savings!! Using Dave Ramsey as a reference, this is the first baby step, $1000 in savings! It could be used to help move me, medical procedures or bailing my bff out of jail! {It could happen}

Here’s where I’ve messed up with my emergency savings….debit card. Access to instant money when the good ole slush fund is dried up! That card, it’s been destroyed, and the number removed from my online shopping accounts like PayPal and Amazon. I’ve set up the account to be transferable to a local bank account for those “emergencies” should they arrive. It may take a couple of days so it better be a real emergency.

I need leaves on my money tree, ya know!