I got a holiday bonus. I was surprised and pleased by the amount and I was expecting it at the end of December. I got it, but it was in the form of additional pay, not straight bonus and was less than expected (after taxes). Sigh
I really should not look a gift horse in the mouth, but I had hoped for a separate check. I had made plans to allocate the funds based on the full amount, not the post tax amount. I ended up paying for ½ of my homeowners insurance, I overpaid on my electric bill, and I spent a little more at IKEA than I had anticipated, and I bought my Christmas present to myself (a new glorious feather bed and a ring from Overstock.com) I had also forgotten that I had a bill to pay for my web hosting for my “personal” web site. I have a good deal with Lunarpages, but I had not planned to pay for the hosting now. I somehow had made the notation that the hosting was due in June, my domain name is due in June, the two have different dates and somehow, I have them as both being due at June. By the time my check writing was done, not that much was left over.
Ah well, I may not have as much as I would have liked to dump into my Efund, but I am paid and current on all my bills as of January 5th. Plus the featherbed is due to arrive any day now….