It seems like every couple of months or so I have a few days where I start feeling depressed about money. and this is one of those days. I'm not sure why, but the last couple of days I have felt really sad about my financial situation. Fighting foreclosure seems like a heavy weight to carry.
I guess that sometimes I just get tired. Most of the time finding new ways to earn money, scrimping, saving, and being frugal is fun. I see it like a game - how much can I save here? How much can earn this month? What will it take to get my nine hundred dollars? But, like any game, there are times when it gets tiring.
Part of it might be that I just paid one quarter of the cost to get my house painted. He finished one side this week, so I wrote him a fairly large check and along with it, another check for supplies for side 2. Seeing all that hard earned money go out of my hands that quickly, it hurts a little. Don't get me wrong, I am incredibly happy with the work that was done - it is 100% better than what it was, I just hate paying for it, you know? Even though I feel I am getting a good deal, it still sucks to write that check.
Still, I have to keep in mind that there are good things coming up...
While it is true that I don't have a whole lot of outside work lined up right now, (there will be some part time work at the end of this month and first part of next, but that is it for the summer) this is the start of "pay off time." My last and final car payment is set to go out in 6 days! That is going to feel soooooo good. The last credit card payment is not far behind. Once that is done, all consumer debt will be completely gone! On top of all that, a friend of mine dropped off a box of books for me recently and I have been working on getting those online. Hopefully that will breathe some life into my online book sales.
I've got some weekend plans for tonight and tomorrow evening, but the rest of the weekend is looking pretty free. I think I am going to try to relax and work in the yard. I want to spend some time in the kitchen as well - so time for gardening and cooking, two of my favorite things. I'll be seeing friends Saturday night, so that will help too.
I don't think I have much in the way of money I have to spend, so hopefully I can kick this case of the money blues this weekend by just taking it easy and doing things that make me happy. Barring that, I'll just rob a bank.
Photo by: Orfield Photography
Friday, May 15, 2009