Getting Back On Track When You Get Derailed

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?

Posted in Our Personal Finance
3 comments on “Getting Back On Track When You Get Derailed
  1. Dear Debt says:

    I am sorry it’s been so crazy! I know the feeling. What helps me get back in track is indulging in some guilt-free me time. Usually just for a few hours, maybe even a day, then really refocusing on the bigger picture.

  2. Jen @ Frugal Rules says:

    Getting derailed happens even for those that are meant to stay on track. The important thing is there is willingness to return no matter what. For all you know, the temporary derailment was for a good purpose; something that had to happen.

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