Our first 'family counseling' or couples counseling appointment is in a few hours. For some reason I am all nerves about it. Here is my problem: over the past week or 2 we haven't really fought a whole lot.. Actually most all of the new year has been pretty smooth sailing. So when the counselor asks me what our problem is, I'm afraid I won't be able to name something. Does anyone know what I mean? When we are angry and arguing, I can easily find a list of 100 things he does 'wrong' or situations that cause us to fight or things we don't agree on. But when things going pretty good, my mind is just drawing a blank. I feel like the lady is going to look at us crazy and say we have nothing to fix and send us away!
Well, the plus side is that both DH and I are looking forward to this and neither of us are associating going to counseling with bad thoughts. I thought DH might be unreceptive to the idea but he's been willing so that is surely a good start.
I also wanted to track in my blog what my 12/31/15 goals were, because I forgot them already (kind of) and had to hunt through 7 pages to find my original post
1. Pay off the debt ($5219 debt - $387 paid to date = 7% complete)
According to debt snowball worksheet using a low estimate on snowball amount, we can be paid off by June. But with taxes and bonus, I am aiming for payoff by APRIL 30, 2015.
2. Fund a comfortably padded FFEF ($3270 x 3mos = $9810; 0% complete)
I really hope we can get this funded before the trip. If we buckle down and continue being gazelle like we are right now, we will be on a good road to a FFEF this summer. Might have to look at how we can make #3 the most inexpensive trip possible.
3. Fund a weeklong east coast trip to visit family and friends in Fall 2015. ($2000; 0% complete)
$2k estimate based on quick search of airline ticket & rental car quotes online, adding $500 for spending/food. Would be flying to D.C., driving an economy vehicle from D.C. to Florida, staying with friends/family along the way, and flying back from Pensacola when we are finished.
Now that I have those down I am really looking forward to taxes this year. Just waiting for a lot of the pesky forms to come in: W2's and the 401k account ones..