This time of year is crazy, isn’t it? It’s been almost three weeks since Crystal and I posted. Both of us have been dealing with sick parents and sick ourselves and holiday travel and Christmas shopping and Christmas parties and babysitting and a whole host of other things that have made sticking to a regular posting schedule difficult.
November was the best month we’ve had, financially speaking. With the exception of an unexpected dinner date with some friends of Crystal’s who came down for Thanksgiving, we stuck to our goal of avoiding restaurants all month. We stayed under several key categories of our budget, as well.
December, on the other hand, is shaping up to be an expensive month. We’ve mostly finished our Christmas shopping, but we still have a few gifts to pick up, mostly for my brother and parents. We’ve already made one trip out of town this month, and will be making another around Christmas to visit my parents for a few days. I need a doctor’s appointment so I can get some asthma medication refilled, and Crystal and I both need dental appointments. Crystal has insurance, but hers doesn’t extend to me, so those are going to be costly events.
With those things on the horizon, this weekend is going to be about trying to get back on track. I want to get the house cleaned up, get organized, and try to get some posts lined up for next week.
What helps you get back on track?