|Even though Heather Locklear was pretty much the star of Melrose Place|
She was always billed as a special guest--which is what I am now.
Except I'm not a bitch.
Clothes--I need to make sure that I have my Thursday outfit ready to go Wednesday night. Usually on Thursdays, I loll around in bed, then pick out something fabulous (in my head). From now on, there's no time for that! I need to have a work appropriate outfit laid out and ready to go. Hopefully, the cat won't take a nap on whatever I pick out, but I'll have to be prepared for that as well.
|That's why I have that lint roller|
Food--There is no point working extra hours if I'm just going to blow all that money on food. I'll need to pack a lunch and a dinner, which means I need to get back into the habit of making a largish meal on Sunday that will carry me through the week. Also, I should probably pack my lunch Wednesday night--8am is awfully early.
Is there anything else I'm forgetting?
And my big plans for all this extra income: SAVE.
I haven't added anything to my savings account since December, and I've actually had to take out money to pay for that stupid car repair. I hate dipping into savings! I mean, I know that that's what it's for, but I just hate it.
Also, my goal for 2012 is to get my Roth IRA contributions to the maximum $5000. I haven't even started my 2012 contributions yet because you can still add money to 2011 until April, which is what I've been doing. So hitting $5000 between April and December will be a challenge, but I'm totally up for it! I have my direct deposit for this job set up so the money goes directly into my different savings accounts and IRA, and I'm not even going to look at it as income.
We'll call this my rebuilding phase.
Wish me luck!