Yea! I’m writing three days in a row.
Things must be going better.
That’s not the only sign. Optimism is definitely the word of the day.
My laundry room has been tidy and clean for over a week…
and I’m able to see and appreciate the tidiness and organization instead of the unfinished plywood covering the floor that needs replacing. Well, I see the plywood but have hope that someday it will be fixed along with all the other stuff…that’s progress enough for now.
I went out with my sister and we visited the thrift store…something that I’ve been avoiding lately because I don’t want to undo the de-cluttering progress that I’ve made.
And (holy crap, batman) they were having a half-price clearance event to get ready for all the Christmas stuff.
(Insert a brief moment of panic when I saw that sign)
But, I did okay. I held some things and made good decisions. Only a few things came home and most were on my mental list of things I need (or really want) but can’t afford.
- A can for storing pet food.
- A whole foods cookbook that has been on my Amazon list for a while.
- A trashcan for next to my chair in the living room where I do a lot of cutting while watching t.v.
- A new wallet because my old one is almost worn out.
- Fiesta saucers to go under the herbs I’m going to start growing to save money because they are called for in every recipe I’m cooking lately. These were cheaper than actual thingies to go under plant pots and are colorful. Win, win!
- A curtain tie-back because two went into the storage closet and only one came out and there are two windows in the bedroom. They even match!
- A good book for homeschooling that I’ve looked at several times but couldn’t afford
- Pencils, because who doesn’t always need pencils?
I’m happy because I don’t see any regrets there and I actually saved a significant amount of money.
It’s been a good day.
Dinner is in a crock pot on the counter.
Today is payday and we made it through the last pay period without going in the red. We barely (and I mean barely) maintained a positive balance, but that’s enough for now. The important stuff got paid and by that I mean we still have electricity and water and food.
I read an article today that indicates we aren’t middle class. That was kind of a bummer…
But, today I am able to focus on the good.
We have a floor and a roof and walls all around.
We have food in our pantry and refrigerator and a means to prepare it.
And today, I can see my blessings.
With depression, that is not always possible.
With depression, optimism is not always a choice.
Without hope, the world is dark and lonely and impossible.
Today, things seem possible.
May your day be filled with light and possibilities…