A year passed, my maternity leave finished and I gave notice to my employers that I would not be coming back to work. I have a wicked budget worked out, which we HATE to follow, but we are much more disciplined now than we used to be. Vacationing is with a pop-up tent trailer, which we hope to upgrade eventually, but it's perfect right now.
I clip coupons, order free samples, bargain shop, bake, cook full meals, clean my own house, garden, drive a van that is paid for but has some 'personality'. We see the fancy cars and people traveling abroad and know that one day, that will be us. We'll save for it and it will be that much more special.... After the kids move out, then we will pine for the days when the house was full of noise and we had a meal plan for the 'troops' each week. Then the giant blocks of cheese will go moldy, the bread stale and I will make enough food at one meal to last us a week.
|The dog 'Kitty' and Ruby playing|
I'm not sure if it's the fact that my mom and dad were from an older generation (mom was born in 1935, dad in 1924), or if it's just my personality but I am in love with my life the way it is. I've not talked about so many important events and people in my life that have made me the way I am. That will have to be next portion of my blog! In addition to any interesting links and articles I find.
|Me and Rockstar Hubby|