I have been really good lately about staying on a tight budget. We are a cash only operation so being tight means not being able to buy random skeins of yarn and various needle sizes..just in case.
It also means we cut back on all the kids activities because they cost a small fortune.
But recently I found myself weeping in my Cheerios because nobody loves me...I am lonely and all I do is stay home..s..t...r...e....t...c...h....i....n.....g.....$$$$$$ (insert a few tears, some snorting crying and you get the picture).
And then I realized something, sometimes money is meant to be spent!!!
If I am sad and lonely and don't get out to do anything I HAVE NOBODY TO BLAME BUT MYSELF!! I am not justifying here...but sometimes there is a time when priorities need to be reassessed. And I have officially reassessed. We have 3 to 4 months left here. I can spend that time feeling sad and detached, or I can engage and spend this time being part of the community I have lived in for 4 years. I don't need to check out yet..there are still good times ahead.
I am assuming we will always feel the need to watch every dollar. I figure I will always gasp when I have to fork over $90 to register 3 kids for a gymnastics class. I figure right now..who needs lots of extra money hangin' around? There is no time to spend it. And then when we will have the time to spend, and the means to spend, there will be nobody left to spend it on.
But for now my checkbook is smokin' from the action it saw today. We are back in the game folks...I am not through yet. I have some Mobile life left in me. I just needed to prove to myself I could save money and not say yes to every desire I had enter my brain. I did it...I said no to lots of things. I went without. I am now in search of the great "sweet spot" between saving, spending and living....
The eternal quest for more money saved and more yarn purchased!!!!