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Published December 18, 2013 by Charlotte
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We’re 8 days in…

Published January 9, 2013 by Charlotte

…and so far 2013 sucks balls.  And not in a good way! What had happened wuz…

On Thursday,  January 3rd, 2013 6:30pm’ish I was sitting in traffic, mind fuming after what turned out to be a SHIT-TEE day at work and #BAM#, this chick rear ends me.  WTF right?!  

Well, It’s 5 days later and I’m still driving a busted up car, my neck hurts like whoa!  I’ve been nauseated the entire time (which I freakin’ HATE).  I’ve had 2 x-rays and  a cat scan.  Thats two Dr’s office copays $25 ea, ER copay $200, 1 day and 3 hours missed of work $1, 4 Rx $26, and who knows what the cat scan is going to cost.  Oh and did I mention it’s getting ready to storm it’s ass off here?  Uh huh.. rain & wind.  !Flip side!  The temps will be 15 degrees warmer (to 50’s).  I hear my flip flops callin’!  Happy Happy Joy Joy!

How can I be happy?  See… the thing is… my good friend T talked me into starting up a FSA eFlex account with a debit card.  Swiped that thing to death this last 5 days!  Boom!  Paid.  Just like that!  Ok.. maybe not “just” like that.  But almost.  See, the money comes out of my paycheck every week pre-tax.  Since I chose to put in a solid (grand) it’s like $25 a pay period I think.  Anyway, even if you haven’t paid in the whole thousand (or whatever amount you choose), come January 1 you can swipe it and use it all up.  Of course, if you think you’re going to leave your company’s employment in the following 12 months I wouldn’t recommend swiping it gone in January.  (oops… there went your whole last paycheck!)

Back to what this post is originally about… Having the FSA helps me keep all my record keeping straight.  It keeps me from being in a hissy over money I don’t have but need.  These two items alone have kept me from losing my temper (much) and shankin’ a bitch.  Yes, I did roll my eyes at the insurance rules that seem to be against me instead of for me, but I didn’t curse anybody out!  Why?  I’m less stressed.  Hey, even 20% is less.

Oh, and I just want to put it out there that I think it was very unfair of the first 2 days of January to pretend like everything was going to awesome.  #JustSayin’

8 days in…

8 days in…

Meeting 2013

Published January 1, 2013 by Charlotte

Hello 2013!  My name is Charlotte.  Nice to meet you.

As you may know we’ll have the pleasure of each other’s company for the next 364 and a half’ish days.  Enticing, I know.   However, before we begin there are some things you need to know.

You have some pretty big shoes to fill my friend.  2012 really threw some curve balls.  Sorry for the baseball analogy but, without detail(s), that’s the best I can assume to describe her.

To be honest, 2012 isn’t your biggest obstacle.

Perception, Expectation.

Those… those’ll getcha.

You can’t control ’em.  There’s no forecast to be made as you’ve no data to go on.  And, most importantly, they are appropriately audacious & irrevocable, en masse.

I hope to wake up & great you every day this year.  I’m not a morning person.  You’ve been warned.

You’d think that waking up every day would be enough to consider you “Job Well Done”… but alas, I am but human.  As such, I do have some expectations of you as well.  I’ve made you a short list, because, it’s what I do.

Charlotte’s Expectations for 2013.  You’re welcome.

  1. Be good to me.  Try not to suck.
  2. Take your time, no need to hurry.  Except on Mondays, Tuesdays & some “special occasions”.   To be designated by me, ad-lib.
  3. Be as good to my family and friends as you will to me.
  4. See way with Mother Nature to wreak a little less havoc this year.  I know she’s scary and all but you’re a whole year… you got this!
  5. Enjoy yourself.

I hope we’re friends at the end of this journey 2013.  Nothing would make me happier than to spend our last night together in revelment and debauchery!

Now, lets go have a drink…

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