I asked my friend what she wants for 2016 and she said, “Less problems.” I asked another and he said, “More fun.” When they asked me back (because they have manners, God love ‘em) I said, “I’m not sure yet. I’m listening to see if I want someone else’s goal, first.” Don’t we all do that now and then? We decide we want to be a police officer or firefighter or doctor because … [Read more...] about The Recipe for A Life Goal
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My middle child is a math whiz. I’ve always been more afraid of her than the others when it comes to handing out the raw numbers of our budget because I don’t want her to worry. (She’s a worrier.) Lately, I have noticed she has been asking more and more questions about money and I think she wants to figure out where we are and what things cost and …. I think she’s planning her … [Read more...] about A Financial Conversation With Middle Sister
Every time birthdays come up I am SO torn. I want to rent a place and invite the class and have a huge party that my kids will remember forever and cherish. Then I price those things and my heart nearly stops! The next (kid) birthday in the family rotation is my youngest. We priced this option and that option and all of them are hundreds of dollars. The housepartment … [Read more...] about Budget Birthday … Incoming!
Mr. Brickie says I’m spending less time looking at and talking about the budget. I told him I take a vacation from worrying about the budget every summer when he works overtime. It’s the only time I’m able to pay the bills without thinking. I sink down into the feeling like a comfortable chair and take a few minutes to really enjoy the experience of paying bills and saving … [Read more...] about Budget – WiFi Abuse – Soylent Update
I'm never really sure if the decisions I've made with the budget are the right ones. But it's almost 9pm, the kids are asleep, it's finally quiet. There is a storm outside and the falling rain on the window-unit air conditioners is loud but calming and we finally caught the downstairs neighbor at home to tell him to take the battery out of his beeping smoke detector. Well, … [Read more...] about Quick Note: July 17th, 2015