Happy Birthday to Me

For my 35th birthday, I got:

-a lovely wife

-a healthy baby(which is still in my wife, which is a good place to be)

-two animals that like being around me

-a loving family

Looks pretty good to me 🙂

Oh, but I had to go back to work after being off for two weeks. Can’t win them all 😉

But at least I have a job, and a well paying one that I like. Because now that the wedding is over, I have a baby to raise.

Since Tara is going to be on sick leave, then maternity leave, and then on parental leave, it’s possible she’ll be on EI for the next 65 weeks. That takes a good chunk of change out of our pockets for the foreseeable future. Which means we have to make some cuts but that was expected. It was just a little sooner than we expected.

So I think we’ll track all our spending this month and see what happens. We already know that we have to cut out the fast food and eating out in general. The upside is that, in theory, we’ll be eating healthier while saving some cash.

Tara looked at the bank and credit records, and there’s too much eating out. We knew that would be the first thing to cut.

Next are simple things, saving $5/month on my cell phone bill, canceling the $10/month magazines, maybe canceling the cable(that we just got and it sucks already), that sort of thing. The little things add up.

And it’s not like we go out too often in the first place.  We’re kinda home bodyish, which is actually helpful in the long run 🙂

But Tara’s been in bed for two days now and is dying to get out, so we’ll find something 🙂

Anyway, back to work.

But, uh, everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?


  1. Scott Parker

    Happy birthday Billiam! Welcome to the three-five club :). Hope it’s a good day!

    Umm ps, please stop hot-boxing Ottawa, I can barely see it’s so smokey out there!

  2. Matt

    Happy Birthday!

    On balance, sounds like a good birthday to me!

    Many happy returns!

    (See you on the 3-5 in a bit…)


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