I hate to post this because I know a lot of you out there are flooded but, WE NEED RAIN!!! We got a whole 1/2 of rain for the month of May and June has produced nothing for us so far. We can watch the radar of the storms coming our way. As they get right up to us, they disappear giving us nothing, nada, zipo. We actually can SEE the rain coming from the clouds on the horizon. But nope, us nothing. Our garden is just about to give our on us. The plants are so small and puny. I'm hoping they will come out of it IF we get some rain.But finally, we have a good chance of getting rain today. In fact they are calling for sever thunderstorms to come through here tonight. Here's to hoping they actually rain on the farm.
Now on to financial news. I feel like I can tell things on here not because I'm a wiz at doing things, but I think that maybe, some how, my mess ups can help other people too. Hubby and I were talking about some of our wish lists. You know, the, "If I win the lottery" talk. Well, we got to wondering how many of the people, that my husband works with, can afford to buy new trucks and motorcycles and still get new houses and things like that. They made the same amount of money as he does so why were we living paycheck to paycheck? Did their wives work and make thousands of dollars a week? What was the deal?
Well, we got to looking at our budget, or should I say lack of one, and we were noticing that over half of our money was going to fuel and eating out. WHAT???? You mean to tell me that it was adding up to that? WOW!!!! That really put things into perspective. Even though we live about 30 minutes from any large(er) town, it was really taking it's toll on our money when we, on a whim, decide to go and, let's say, get an ice cream. Those things really add up! (They add up on your waist line too, but that's a whole other issue. lol)
So what are we going to do about it? Well, for one, we are not going to eat out. We realize that we like my cooking better than most restaurants anyway. Plus, it's a lot more healthy for us too. And since we are stopping our "let's go for a drive" mentality, we don't have to worry about needing something to eat while we are out. I realize that I will have to make sure that I plan out our meals so that I know when to get something out of the freezer to thaw. That way it won't take very long to make meals. I really think this will work. We need to stop using "eating out" as our "lets do something" idea. I would rather go fishing anyway. lol
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, homebody.
P.s. It started raining while I was writing this post. YAY!!!!!