Happy New Year! I am up cleaning the house a little.(very little) Doing some laundry and getting ready to pack and get to my mom's. I will leave in a few hours and will take the truck as it has 4 wheel drive low and high range just in case. I will meet my sissie and we will clean the upstairs of mom's house. Actually we will clean the whole house. No easy task as it is a very large older home. Hope mom survives. Things are tense there with bro in Jail and our feelings toward Mom's handling of this very tense situation.
My first goal for the New Year is to fully fund our $1000.00 emergency fund which is down to about $86.00. I should be able to do that in the next 10 days and then I will tell you the next one. As I meet a goal I will post it on my goal page. In the mean time we will continue to save 10%, tithe 10% and pay as we have been.
I also have a goal to clean out all the drawers and closets in every upstairs orifice so to speak. It is getting bad. I will choose a room a week and post pictures.
Another reason for keeping this blog is my health. It is a log on how my arthritis has affected my life. I used to think that I was fine but it is very obviuos that I am not. I work hard because I enjoy it and also because I desperately need the money. I have to earn money to augment Hubby's salary. We cannot make it on what he earns. So I work. Now I could work at a real job where I got a salary, but I have so many health problems I don't think an employer would hire or keep me. I can work hard and I can get a lot done, but at my schedule if that makes any sense. Last year I did no outside work for anyone. I sewed in my shop and I ran the dance studio, I helped hub's at the bank(it is his contract). I am ready to start the disability paperwork. I hate to say that but I am. Do I consider myself disabled? No. My medical records argue this. The only way to really slow down is to have an income so I can. I will work on this although it irks me to know end. I have fought this fight for over 10 years and I am tired.
Now blogging buddies what do you think of this? I need advise.
Out My Window: Warm for this time of year, we actually walked the bridges yesterday and I am sore. But it is overcast and gloomy as usual for January.
Have a great and productive day!