I posted in the BS3 challenge that my snowball is $4113 this month! I would love to hit 5k+ next month.
I am probably delusional if I think we will have 37500 saved by Spring, but we are projected to have at least 20k (plus our efund) by the end of April. Not sure how we can come up with the extra money by Spring but stranger things have happened and it all adds up!
I even received a random check in the mail two days ago - $12.72 for a "passport refund" from the US Treasury. I rushed a name change last summer, so apparently they decided I was overcharged and sent me a refund 6 month later. Love getting random checks in the mail! And, yesterday I went in to work at 7:30 am (and really only because DH had to be in at that time) and my boss thanked me for coming in so early and handed me $100! Not a bad way to start the month!
However, we are taking cats to the vet on Monday so that will put a dent in the budget. I prepaid for a year of vet services for the kitten (moment of insanity, don't ask), so her visit will be "free", but I'm worried about the older sick cat. I'm considering the adult cat program for him - it would cost $421 for the year (which is wayyy less than the kitten program) and includes his shots (will be due in Nov and quicken says we paid $103 last year), bloodwork (normally $160 for baseline bloodwork), and urinalysis/fecal exam (no clue how much this would be), and also unlimited office visits (around $50). Since he is on the pepcid, I also read that he needs vitamin b shots and maybe this is why he looks so different to us lately. He just looks very unhealthy/skinny all of a sudden. Dh thinks we should skip the program and just pay for each service as we go, but I kind of like the idea of unlimited office visits so we can get him weighed and checked out more often, and try to get his issues figured out... It's kind of hard to weigh a cat on the wii fit lol. I also am hoping to get them switched over to the homemade diet soon.
I also need to figure out what is going on with my cough. I had bronchitis in Dec/Jan, and I STILL have a nasty cough... I'm very wheezy, with uncontrollable coughing at night or when i get really stressed. But, I haven't been able to call the Dr since I'm working 10 hour days at the accounting firm (in addition to 15 hrs/week at my ebay job) and I am almost out of minutes on my phone, and I don't want to pay the $100 to renew it - I'm thinking that I can go a few more months w/o the phone, I rarely use it anyway. But, I'm working from home on Monday so I will finally call.
I'm also having a hard time the last few days about the baby. It's been hard for me to move past it... every time I think about how I need to get my diet back in order, start working out again, (I had stopped b/c of the bronchitis, but it was all happening at the same time), I get so sad because I still can't believe i am not pregnant and that I have to go back to being a healthy non-pregnant person and start the process all over again. Does that make sense? I also have hardly any time to think about it all, and I'm nervous that it will really hit me once tax season is over...