I love summer because it is warm and I can grow things, I do not have to teach, I get more free time. It is nice. But I also travel more and have less income coming in and that means I spend more money. I was talking to my sister about this yesterday (actually I was complaining) she said it was always this way for me. She hears the same story every summer. So how do I go about fixing this so I can enjoy the summer without going into debt?
I added up all the little travel trips I have taken since my grandson was born including the trip for Mom's heart attack. With missed work and gas and food, I have spent over $5000.00 Now this seems like a great deal of money for travel. But just last weeks reunion was close to $500.00 with groceries and gas to get there and the campground. This was no luxury vacation. Add up 6 trips since February and multiply and you have $3000.00 without work missed. So I do believe that I need to start a travel fund. Now where am I going to get that?
Oh by the was I will be flying to DC over labor day. I have the ticket,and will be gone 5 days. I will leave August 31st so I need to get money for that. It is the last hooray. I really don't want to go. Tired of traveling. I would rather go see my grandson.
I was at the studio late last night watching a performance we have today at the Downtown arts fest. Beautiful work done by my daughter and other teachers. I am truly amazed by their talent.
I feel like big changes are in store for me this year and I am a little scared, just an edgy feeling, maybe having D#3 move out? Or the empty nest? Or the frustration over feeling like I make no progress on the bills?
Out My Window: I need to go water and check the garden it is a busy time.
Laundry and dishes are calling and I also need to get into the shop and get to work on several projects.
Have a great and productive day!