Ok, who has it? Because I've lost it and maybe you know where it's gone.
I'm talking about Christmas chaos. I thought it was a permanent part of my life but I can't find it anywhere! It's not in the neatly stacked Christmas bins that are quietly waiting to be unpacked this weekend. It's not in the pile of gifts that have already been purchased with money just sitting in my gift account waiting for shopping season to arrive. Nope, I looked. It's not hiding with the stack of handwritten cards that I just took to the post office.
Hmmmmmphfff! I'm stumped. Well, if you see it tell it good-bye for me because I don't think I'm going to be seeing at again any time soon.
This is the first year that I set aside an amount each month for Christmas (and birthday) gifts. I went out and paid $562 on Kazi's bed "just like that" (sound of fingers snapping!) No credit card, no withdrawing from long term savings, no skipping the debt repayment. It's a little unsettling and I'm sort of waiting for the other shoe to drop - something is going to go wrong, I just know it.
I've even booked our yurt for winter camping (Jan. 1st til the 3rd) and paid for it out of the same fund as it's for Michael's 55th birthday coming up in January. THAT should be an experience!
But the best thing of all is that, barring an appearance by that dreaded Murphy guy (is he Irish? anybody know?) I'll be able to paydown my line of credit and get it down below $30,000 by Dec. 31st!! $29,900 to be exact! And then only 15 more months to go!
Ok, I'm getting scared now, things are going WAY TOO WELL!
I'm going to leave you with a little something I found while cleaning out a junk drawer in the kitchen (I was looking for a recipe, not really cleaning - I'm not THAT obsessed):
Awwwwwwwwwwww, now isn't that a great reason to clean out a junk drawer?? You just might find some treasure!
Tomorrow is hump day already! Hang in there and I hope you're all having a great week:)