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It's Monday!

July 2nd, 2018 at 05:32 am

Yesterday was a good catch-up day. I set aside a lot of things to sell, some for the garage sale, and some for eBay. My dining room table is full of boxes now. I'm going to start taking the full boxes down one at a time as I come and go.

I have to take the boys to music lessons at 9 this morning, which pretty much jump-starts my day. I don't know what the plans are beyond that. We might go swimming, but that will depend on DIL giving me the passes. I've already made their lunch, peanut soup. They loved it in Williamsburg; I hope they'll love it here.

The weather has cooled off a bit, so I turned off the air and opened the windows this morning. It feels good and I wish it would stay that way.

Yesterday I ran across some old journals I kept back in the 80's and 90's. I never kept them very long at a time, but it's still a good window into my past. I was really worried about money then. I was in debt, living hand to mouth, didn't see any way out. I was also very busy, and I refer to a lot of events and people I don't even remember. Makes me appreciate the security and sense of peace I have now.

I'm going to Michigan this weekend to visit my brother, and I'm going to have lunch with my friend P, too. Looking forward to the fun and relaxation, but not the drive!

2 Responses to “It's Monday!”

  1. Jackie N Says:

    I wish I wound have kept journals, especially from vacations and when my kids were younger.
    Curious but don’t want to be too nosy. When did you get your financial life in order? Was it gradual or did you have a defining moment?
    I admire your self discipline and need to work on my own.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I think my defining moment was when I first read The Tightwad Gazette and I began to really believe I could turn things around. That was probably in the late 80's or early 90's. I didn't really get my debt completely paid off until 2006. It took me a long time because I have always been low-income. People with bigger shovels can do it a lot faster.

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