Thursday, March 20, 2014

Small victories...

So these past few weeks we've been running pretty lean at Casa de Q&A. The temptation to use credit
has been rearing its ugly head and so far we have resisted temptation. It is so hard not to take the easy way out.  Hoping things settle down a bit this month.  I'm trying to hit a sales goal this month in hopes of contributing to our home repair fund.  We need to come up with about 1500 in the next few weeks for a partial fence replacement.  I'm hoping to contribute a few hundred from Ebay.  I'm also going to dip my toes into Etsy with some vintage items.

Mr. Man and I are also rearranging our bedroom.  We are trying to get away from the idea of buying a new home and we figured might as well and make this one more into what we want.  I'm not 100% convinced yet but I'm willing to try.

My parting photo is of a local pond...I have been wanting to take the kids for like ever and finally we went.  This goose was chasing me away...lol...it waited till after I fed it!





Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I'm not very disciplined....

It's time I just face it, I'm not very disciplined. I'm a bit scatterbrained and most certainly easily distracted. I'm not going to set any blog goals as its very hard for me. About the only thing that I've been consistent about is updating my debt totals periodically. The spending tab is going away to the great beyond.

Aside from that, I'd like to say that I'm at a bit of a crossroads in my life.  I've been really thinking about what I want to do with my life and how I want to spend my time.  I thought I had everything kind of figured out but ever since Mom died, things have been chaotic.  I never have time for anything. My siblings have seemed to fade into the background more and more when  it comes to checking up/caring for Dad.  Thankfully, he's very independent but still needs a homecooked meal and company.  And I've gone through the spectrum of emotions. Where I've ended up is, how am I making the most of life both with Dad and with my own kiddos/husband. So, I think I'm going to take a short break from Ebay, concentrate on all things home and Dad. Sell whatever stock I have and go from there. Dad also mentioned closing up the fleamarket booth and frankly I'm not sure how I feel about that. I have come to really enjoy seeing all her customers and catching up with them. Also, I love selling and providing a fun shopping experience for a lot of people who are of modest means. Dad still makes a small profit but he's not looking to get rich.  I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. The only thing I am certain of is that I want to enjoy life more.

Our objective remains the same...to free ourselves from the debt monster but have fun doing it.