I haven’t posted a grocery update, garden update or debt update in a while.
A few weeks ago when I was grocery shopping I had this overwhelming feeling of wanting to buy what I wanted without having to think about the price. Frustration for the cost of food and the fact that I was sick of trying to control our grocery spending got the better of me so I really haven’t shopped much in the last two weeks. I have slid into just buying what I need at the time and not having a plan for the week.
If I go back to posting about our grocery and meal habits I will need to change some things up. Originally I would post immediately after shopping with a cost for what I purchased and my plan for the week for meals. Then I switched and posted after the week was over about what I actually made and a total for the end of the week’s grocery costs. I have found that not having a plan for meals going into the week has created more stress. So if I start posting about groceries again I will go back to my original posting style. Now the question is does anyone really want to read about what we eat and how much money we spend? Having a plan for our meals greatly relieves me so that is what I am working on at the moment. And trying new recipes!
Garden updates have just gotten away from me. I have been so busy with work and bakery orders that I have barely had time to work outside let alone clean my house some weeks lol! But I have gotten a lot done in the garden and I am finally getting the time I need to work outside.
Debt updates. This is a big frustration for me. Really big actually. Getting rid of our debt has been my top priority for over 12 years! We did not get into debt because of frivolous spending. Yes, there are times in everyone’s worlds where we spend on something we really don’t need but that’s just life. No, we got into out debt from divorces, medical, business and general home and car maintenance. We never took fancy vacations or bought tons of clothes or anything like that. We, like many people have gotten into debt just from living.
I worked really hard to get our one credit card down to $3000 from $8000 but again life happened and it’s right back up to $7000. It’s frustrating for sure but everything that has been put on that card (and diligently paid off) has just been life. We have a wedding coming up for our son, we needed a new car, and our 15 year old dishwasher finally called it quits, and one of the most important purchases was a weeks road trip for Scott and I. In the 15 years we have been together we have never taken a road trip together, just the two of us. So in my mind that trip was a need not a want. We had a blast too!
Scott and I have decided together to back away from many of our community endeavors. We just want to spend more time doing what we need to do for our family, friends, home and church. If we put our energies into these things as much as we have our community groups just imagine what we can do! And boy does our house need some TLC!
I have also put my Etsy shop on vacation mode for the summer. EEEks! That’s a bit scary for me but I am already loving the extra time to work in the garden.
Ok, I am digressing a bit. Grocery posts: Are you still interested in my grocery habits? Gardening posts: I want to post more often and not in weekly form, kind of like what I do on Instagram. Debt posts: I would like to post more in diary form where I just post when I have something to say about it. What do you think?
I would also like to post about the cakes I have been making, I’ll always post about my stitching projects every three weeks, I would love to post about fellow veggie gardeners so if you know one or are one and would like me to write about you please message me.
I’ll do my best to post. Please be patient with me as we put our energies into home life. -MM