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Snowflakes, Birthday Budget, More Soccer

May 28th, 2015 at 06:08 pm

Small snowflakes... we sold our old composter for $15 and I got a $15 swagbucks amazon gift card. So I paid down the mortgage principal by $30 today.

For the record we've paid of $5730.27 this year. We owe $54,318 on our house (so quite a lot of equity at this point! about $500k!).

I am still under budget for F's birthday. I bought some veggies to cut up and some hummus and ranch dip. Also crisps and lemonade. I so hope the weather is ok on Saturday afternoon!

F had her last appointment with the psychologist today (at least until something else comes up). She's doing so well, so essentially she's graduated! And now my friend's daughter is going to the same place (for anxiety), and the son of another friend is seeing someone because (at 10 years old!) he feels like he's stupid (he's not! he has some learning issues, but he is one bright boy!). It's making me sort of sad, but also happy that parents are getting help for their kids and hopefully giving them tools to cope.

Oh - one more money thing, and this is a happy thing that I've budgeted for just in case! F made the select soccer team! This is a really big accomplishment, and I'm so happy for her! It's $350 per season and $250 for the kit (which lasts until she grows out of it). The first tournament is in August.

6 Responses to “Snowflakes, Birthday Budget, More Soccer”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats to your dear daughter making the select team! I'm sure she is excited. And exciting she has found ways to cope with her anxiety. Am I right that other kids are going to get assistance because you shared your daughter's story...I feel that is so important to share our reality because it helps and impacts others. Smile

  2. Buendia Says:

    Thank you! I do think it's important to discuss these things; helps not to stigmatize it! I hope I helped at least that one friend; her daughter is feeling super relieved and happy just to have someone to talk to. And I think it's helping my friend, too!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Congrats to your daughter for making the select team! We are big soccer fans and my girls played from ages 5-18 (rec, select and high school). We had lots of fun and made lots of memories...wouldn't trade it for the world Smile

  4. Buendia Says:

    She is so happy! She's been playing since she was four! They picked numbers last night and she was assigned 17 since she's a left midfielder... that's Alexis Sanchez's number (Arsenal's left midfielder) so she was thrilled! I love the group of families, too...

  5. scottish girl Says:


  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    WTG F on making the select soccer team!

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