Every year, October straight up kicks. my. ass. This year was no different. Actually, that’s not true. This year was different – it was worse than usual. Things just get too busy in October, and I don’t like it. I’ll (maybe) get used to the new pace (eventually), but for now, I’m honestly just down in the dumps about totally losing control over my time. It’s just work, hockey, ringette, curling, meetings, work, hockey, ringette, curling, meetings… rinse and repeat… I just have to force myself to look at the bright side… as in, I’m so incredibly blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy children who would rather get out and play sports than sit at home playing video games, I’m so lucky that I have a hubby who is engaged in our kids’ lives and wants to coach our boys’ hockey teams, I’m so fortunate to live in a wonderful community and I feel honored to contribute to it by volunteering my time on a couple of boards and coaching our daughter’s junior curling program, and (segue alert!) I’m so lucky that our finances are such that we can afford all these sports and activities without feeling the pinch.
There, I feel better already! Now, let’s get to the point of this post, shall we?!
The kids are back in school, curling and hockey start up this week, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice, sweaters and scarves are all out in full force… fall is officially here.
Funny little story for you all today…
Last month, I was scouring my favourite money blogs for tips on how to save money on back to school shopping. In keeping with this particular post from The Simple Dollar, I did not buy new outfits for our three kids to wear on their first day of school.* And here’s how school day numero uno went down with our 7yo son…
Well, THAT, my friends, was an amazing summa!! Hot, hot, hot, and no mosquitoes! Glorious! So glorious, in fact, that I haven’t posted here ONCE since my June goals update! Yikes. Well, here I am now with a 2-for-1 post – that’s right, might as well update both July and August in one post (if that’s not efficiency, I don’t know what is). Here we go!
So, I’m a bit late with my monthly update… what can I say, it’s summer and I was sunnin’ my a** on a beach all of last week! In fact, hubby and kids are still there which is why I’m able to pound out a few posts today (finally)!
On another note, 6 months have flown by already, so now’s the perfect time to see if I’m at least halfway to my goals or not… Here we go!
I’ve mentioned before that our mortgage is currently our only debt. And I want that last debt GONE. One way to eliminate it might be to downsize our home, but unless I can get hubby on board (not gonna happen!), we’ll just have to focus on repaying our mortgage as quickly as we can. Below is a list of strategies we’re using to help us reach that goal.
Ok, so recently I mentioned making yogurt, and messages starting pouring in (well, trickling in, but whatevs) asking for my recipe, so here it is…