Today my paycheck included a huge reimbursement.
Tonight I paid off the credit card that's been carrying a balance since June (payments and charges since then).
I also paid the first bill in full for the new JetBlue American Express card that I got. (I wonder where I'll take my free trip next year?!)
I even have some money left over. (Of course, it will go toward expenses at the end of the month.)
It may be another month before I fully feel the relief to be in balance again. (Maybe I will find a few dollars for my long-neglected Roth IRA?)