engarian (engarian) wrote,

I'm Excited!

So, it took almost three hours to get the budget together and what I got from my DH was an argument about the numbers. Well, the numbers are from the payments made and don't lie. I only have two years for comparison - next year will be better - but the reality is the amount I am given to operate the household is almost 40% too low. Basically, NOT a good situation. But I'll fight the dollar war one battle at a time, and eventually I'll win the war through catapult damage to the castle walls.

I don't recall if I mentioned it or not, but in my ongoing quest to improve my writing skills I enrolled for a course in Advanced Fiction Writing techniques. My first class was yesterday and I think I'm really going to be enjoying this. It's an on-line course, so I won't have serious problems when I attend my annual conference in just a couple of weeks, but the topics cover those things that I find myself wrestling with, and the other students seem to be a good mix. We'll see, but so far so good.

I didn't get time to beta my friend's latest chapter, I'll do that tonight instead, but at least I did get some work completed on my day off as well as a lovely phone conversation with Aearwen. It's always so fantastic to get a chance to speak with her. We have so many things in common and the time just flies. I've never been much for phone calls, but somehow without any effort we talk for one hour or more. It strikes me that there are so many people I consider friends and acquaintances that I never knew a few years ago. Count me as VERY happy to share my life with both my physical and my on-line friends.
Tags: budget, catch-up, friends, writing

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