I'm feeling a bit blue and a bit of overwhelm today. Nothing I won't manage, but today is one month since my grandfather died and I spent time on the phone with my weeping grandmother this evening, which further consolidated the sad reality of it.
I have had a setback in my financial goal of not cashing in my Canada Savings Bonds this year. (I was planning to go a whole year without) It is clear I will need to use some of them to make ends meet this month. It also means I need to really take a long, hard look at my expenses and pare them down further. I am truly not interested in working two jobs just to be broke at the end of the month. Ugh.
That being said, I didn't cash in all my CSBs. There is still $1500 in there (that I am not touching unless Hell Freezes Over!! - gentle reminder to self). But all in all, I am disappointed.
On a more positive note, I do still have some money set aside from birthday bucks to do my vintage clothing shopping this weekend. I will not be a high roller, but I'll be packing a cool hundred big ones. Let's see what I can scavenge on that slim budget. I want us to hit at least half a dozen places.
Did I mention Mom's book gift to me has a ton of t-shirt reno projects? I'm going to try one out at work with my Art group tomorrow. All it requires is an extra-large men's t-shirt and a pair of sharp scissors. I'll put up some photographic evidence later on.
Thinking about my 6 word memoir: 'If at first you succeed; don't.'
Ha Ha. That reflects how I feel today, but we can spin it like, take a couple of steps back if you are doing too well, so you can come from behind again, etc.
That's just today's 6 word memoir. I'll keep thinking about more lifespanning versions...
What about: 'Wonder Twins. Gay Wedding. What's Next?' A bit simplistic, I suppose, but hits some highlights, eh?
xo yours oh so fallibly
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