Last day of my “vacation”

Okay, quick update because I’ve been lax lately.  Working backwards!

Today:
I got up and went babysitting earlier than I expected, but it was only for an 11-month old and he slept the entire time I was there.

Yesterday:
I worked with the children’s pastor on the store room at the church office and made it go from total chaotic eyesore to a shining example of organization.  Everyone is very pleased.

And then after grilling dinner and chatting with friends online, we drove Justin’s car to the mechanic’s while no one else was on the road.

Wednesday:
Relaxed, did some projects, made lots of phone calls about business license information and finding a mechanic.  Babysat in the evening for a few hours for a house of sleeping children.

Tuesday:
Drove to Macon with my small group leader/friend with her 11-month old, 3-year old, and 9-year old to drop the oldest off with her grandparents and then drove home again.

Monday:
Babysat for several hours for those same kids (I’ve seen a lot of them this week).  I swear I did something else on Monday but I have no idea what it was.

So, my last week of my vacation has been insane.  I made a chunk of change (gifted, if the unemployment office asks) to help with possible fixes for Justin’s car.

He’s been driving my car most of this month because I have a/c and get better mileage.  But also, for the last week and a half, because his brakes went out.  The mechanic looked at it today and didn’t have good news for us.  We’re going to chat about it tonight and go see the mechanic tomorrow morning.

And I didn’t do everything I’d hoped to do while I was off work, but I did have fun doing what I did and it doesn’t matter that I didn’t cross everything off my list.

Bills are coming due in the next couple weeks and if we managed to make it through this whole month without pulling from savings for anything other than paying for our plane tickets for next month’s wedding, then I’m a tickled lady.  We’ll know for sure in two more weeks.

I’ve made some good progress on my small business, learned a lot about the paperwork and how much more I really need to learn.

I learned a lot about IRAs and different money and retirement things.

I’ve slept in later most mornings that I should have but I don’t regret it one bit.

It’s been a nice break, but I’m ready to get back to work again.

After the weekend.

2 thoughts on “Last day of my “vacation””

  1. Well, I can’t believe it’s been a month already! It sounds like you had a wonderful “vacation.” I feel the same way at the end of the summer… I look back and see all the things I had planned to do, then the small list of things I actually did do, but I don’t feel so bad about it… b/c I had fun. 🙂

  2. I agree. That seemed to go fast from my perspective. But I’m sure it didn’t from yours. I’m glad you got the chance to kick back for a while, but I’m glad you get to go back to doing the things you do so well again. And get paid!!

    Have a great weekend, and remember – you get another one the end of next week!!

    Love,

    Mom

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