what a weekI have been sick nearly all week, and been in and out of work. I only worked one day this week at the 2nd job, and even that was pushing it. I hate calling out sick, I could be on my deathbed and feel as though I am lying. I also really don't have any time left to use, due to the time that was eaten up before I went out of work for my surgery (which also makes me feel guilty for being out at all). I think I have a stomach virus. I went to the doctor yesterday and he wants to see me in a week if the symptoms haven't gone away.
I am starting to think about Christmas shopping and how unprepared I feel. I did have money in one of my ING categories for this purpose, but I used it towards moving expenses. I have about $500 back in my EF right now, but not for shopping. I think I am going to start looking around online and see what is out there. I am probably going to give my oldest niece money, it's always appreciated and she is at the point where she wants to pick her own stuff out. My parents have no cares about what they get for Christmas, which makes it even more difficult to get them something. I don't exchange w.my brother and sister, we agreed that it's just another gift to buy and we're really just spending unnecessary money. My sister does buy for me, which makes me uncomfortable, but she says because I buy for her kids. So I just have my parents, grandmother, 4 nieces and 1 nephew, and Nick. I am aiming to spend around $300 probably, nothing big.
I received my Citi card, and used it to purchase groceries this past Wednesday. I then transferred that amount into my Emigrant account until I am able to pay the bill online. I am going to keep doing this to earn the rewards each month. I am trying to use the credit I have to my benefit from now on, as much as possible.