I just set up an automatic monthly transfer to my ING savings account. I haven't used that account in so long, I totally forgot that I had $22 in it! I haven't been able to put money into savings for a very long time so this is a huge step for me. I also filed my taxes last Friday and am getting a good chunk of change. My driver's side window in my car has been taped shut for probably over a year now because I haven't had the money to fix it, I plan on having it fixed sometime over the next few months. Probably when it gets a little warmer outside. I also haven't had a working air conditioner for about 4 years so that's gonna get fixed too. Maybe by summer I'll have a normal car again! I can't buy a new one for a while and really don't need to since I only drive it on the weekends.
This is the first year ever that I've not spent my tax return on bills before it even hits my bank account. I'm excited to be able to actually use some of the money to buy myself some things. I never shop for myself, so I'm really looking forward to that. New shoes!!!!! Is it sad that the only thing I can really think of that I want is new clothes for the gym? Actually, one thing I really want is a big fluffy warm bathrobe. The one I have now, I bought over 5 years ago and it's a short one, and it doesn't do much in the way of keeping me warm on these 10 degree mornings. I'd also like to buy a new bathing suit... a bikini... that I'll actually look good in, which means more time at the gym, less fattening foods. I've been eating horribly lately. Just as I start to feel really good, I have that "well I feel great, so a little of this won't hurt, right?" and then BAM, I've eaten like there's no tomorrow for 7 days straight. And then I'm miserable all over again.
I have been going to kickboxing though and that's felt great, I even bought new gloves last night. The ones I've been wearing for the past year and a half are ripped on the insides, and I wanted ones that were more flexible and thin enough to really feel the impact of my punches. Yes I'm that tough. I'm excited to try them out on Wednesday. Well actually, I found out yesterday that my brother's girlfriend's grandmother passed away on Saturday and so the services might get in the way of class on Wednesday, if so, I'll try the gloves out next Saturday.