Hi everybody, I am happy to be back, although the shop has had three people here already and several phone calls and it is only 10:30. I have yet to unpack or empty the car. I am sitting here with a wet head, no makeup and another bride is on her way. I have laundry out the wazoo and laundry to put away. Books need to be balanced and money shifted around. But the shop will have to come first, except the dry hair and makeup, as I look like a wet dog. I am so pretty.
I was able to get so many little projects done at mom's. We cleaned out bags of trash out of cupboards, and hauled 5 big boxes to goodwill. Her house is really starting to look nice. Rearranging what she has and opening things up has really helped. I left her yesterday with her sewing all set up to make baby blankets and when I called her later she was making cookies, so she is really happy and back to normal.
She went down with an area agency on aging person yesterday to continue the restraining order on my brother who at this point remains in jail. His lawyer has been calling and begging mom to take him under house arrest and this has been very stressful for mom. Bro has also been calling none stop and threatening suicide to get his way. The order will keep him from phoning, writing, or coming to her house should he get out. It is just so sad, but she is standing firm.
I am still keeping an accurate record of my spending with my little book Sissie gave me. It would be nice to see just what I do spend and then determine what I really need to spend.
I see everyone do these no spend days and I have also tried this but do you really think it helps? I do notice if I stay out of stores I don't spend money. I went to Missoula twice in the last month and I did not go to the Mall. I did not need anything, but I am sure I would have found something if I had gone. I really stuck to my budget. Proud of myself.
Out My Window: Foggy and cold, we need either rain or snow badly as we are going into a serious drought without them.Send some of that snow our way would you guys?
Well I need a few days to get my $%it together so to speak, I just feel really out of the loop.
Have a great and productive day!