Boy am I glad it is Friday. Sewing in the morning and teaching 4 hours in the afternoon and then coming home to housework, groceries, cooking, animals and county cleaning is taking it's tole. I want a weekend!
I paid the dreaded bills yesterday and you know what? I had enough money. Amazing! See what paying off debt does? Also not having to pay past due utilities all the time. The water bill came in and I paid it. Usually I was in shut off mode. Pay this huge back amount or be shut off! I paid the $192.00 and won't see another bill for 3 months. It is so nice. But the fear of not having enough will not leave.
I paid all the studio bills for the month and I will have enough left over to pay the teachers. But I was hoping to have at least $1200.00 left for the rent and one big bill next month. We will have to hold our breath and see what our summer ballet does in July/August. If I can sell 12 $100.00 punch cards I can make rent in July, then in August registrations will come in and we should be able to squeak by.
I will have $400.00 extra in my personal account when I get the cleaning check tomorrow, but I will put that in savings. I am worried about the rest of the summer, with studio bills. I also have over $300.00 in checks in the shop, I will also put those in savings. I will draw on those funds if needed. It is still scary, but I also am so much better off. I am so grateful.
If I was not so afraid of the upcoming months I would put all of this extra on debt. But then I would have to turn around and borrow money to pay studio bills in July and August. I just don't want to incur any new debt. I don't mind staying at status quot for a few months, but I refuse to go thousands of dollars into debt again this summer. Am I doing the right thing?
Out My Window: Warm not Hot so that is nice. There are blossoms on the squash plants! Ducks are so funny. They don't want to come out of the pen in the morning, but the minute I throw them out they flap their wings and beeline around the house to the pond. It is like a race to the pond across the garden and they complain all the way. Then they are so happy! Diving in the water, splashing. At dusk they climb out and we find them by the coop.
I still have a lot of sewing to do it is hard to get a lot done when I am teaching. I was paid yesterday by one of my clients in Happy Day Cards. This client owns 10 restaurants in the area. Taco Time, Arby's, A & W, and several nice places. Italian, Pizza, steak house. Anyway I am set for the summer. We never have to pay to eat out. Ever! This is a nice perk for me and the kids. I can give them a $5.00 or $10.00 card, after they finish the laundry:) ( Yes we are still working on laundry) It is also nice when you are as busy as we are. I can stop and get say the taco special and then go home a make a big salad out of the garden. Iit is just another small blessing. Well I need to get to work.
Thanks for all the words of encouragement about my bill paying fear. I hope to some day get over it. But look at the summer coming up. I really do not have the $4000.00 it will take to pay the studio bills in July and August. Today, though, my bills are paid. Today, I am okay.
Have a great and productive day!