The shop was a little slow last week and I was a tiny bit worried. I am a worry wort if you haven't figured that out already. So I have really been praying for more work to pay bills. Finally by last Friday I figured I had a good days worth of work in the shop. So because of my desperate need for money (did I just say desperate?) I hit the shop at 10:00 yesterday determined to sew. Well $305.00 worth of work came in yesterday. So now I am slammed. I am also thrilled! Remember the challenge? I need this moolah!
I was able to take in $85.00 yesterday. $50.00 goes to hubby for gas and the rest goes to the housekeeping fund. I should take in at least $30.00 today so both of those bills are paid. Now Hubby will have to have at least another $40.00 by Friday. All other money goes to groceries (what we absolutely need) and then the fridge account. So I am looking at the end of the week to be at least $100.00 into this goal. Hooray! Here I am counting my chickens, I do that a lot.
I also sadly took the beautiful Christmas tree I purchased and loved back to the store. This is why we keep receipts. I was credited $202.00 on the cc. So although I would have rather had a substitute tree, I will have less to pay back on the Credit Card. Of course I will have to purchase another tree next December. But I am also going to look on Craigslist for a tree and really watch the sales.
I actually had a NO SPEND DAY yesterday! I hope for another today! I was tempted. Hubby wanted gum at the store where we returned the tree, but I told him he had his own pocket money. I wasn't spending any money.
Out My Window: Warmer that usual, chickens are laying well. I need to give neighbors some eggs. It is still sunny today.
So I am going to go get ready for the day and hit the shop, I need to be at the studio at 3 for a few minutes and then don't teach until 5:30. But I have some banking to do, and bills to mail that I have been holding in my purse waiting for today's pay check. I also paid the rent at the studio last night and now all I have to pay is the Visa bill. I hope to give it at least $1000.00. We will see.
Have a great and productive day!