Yep I’ve been MIA in the blogging world and mostly because I’ve been focusing on life offline, more on this a bit later, and I’ve also found a new addiction.. Yep, I have..
As to what I’ve been focusing on offline. I decided I’ve been spending too much time online.. Be it blogs, Facebook etc.. My prayer life has become much neglected which is never a good thing for me or anyone else so I’ve been trying to get back into that. I also have had two personal letters I’ve needed to write since March, still haven’t completed them but working on them. I have a knitting gift for a friend that I really need to get finished. I’ve been working on it for months and I’m finally in the home stretch and I haven’t read many books lately which is something I do really enjoy.. I haven’t felt well in weeks since allergy season started really so that has been making my already low energy level drop even more. Then there is my husband who is pretty much self sufficient
when he feels like it and the seven dogs who all need tending too. Feeding, medications, grooming, vet appointments etc.
The biggest thing I’ve been doing over the last few weeks is debt reduction. There ya have it.. Yes, I have debt.. Who doesn’t these days? Those who don’t, I congratulate you and hope to soon count myself among you but until then I have been trying to put us on a monthly budget which has been working well the last two months, well sort of when Mr Lou sticks too it. Why is it men don’t seem to understand the seriousness of debt without a safety net? Don’t get me wrong, Mr. Lou has come quite a ways but in the beginning it was like pulling teeth to get him to change anything so we could start paying the debt down..Now I just have to get him to realize that those “small 10 dollar, 20 dollar purchases” here and there eventually do add up!.. We’re working on it.. My new addiction I wrote about is.. drum roll please…. debt blogs! I know, more blogs.. LOL…. but these are blogs who are everyday people like you and I who are in a mountain of debt and are trying to dig their way out and while mine is no where near as much as most of theirs, debt is debt no matter how ya slice it and they inspire me.
You’re probably wondering how much debt we’re in and the answer to that is, not a terrible amount as a lot of people I know but to me any debt is bad debt and it’s especially bad even it’s a small amount and you don’t have the money to pay it all off right away..then, no matter what the amount you owe it’s HUGE… I think I am going to start blogging about my journey out of debt, how and what I’m doing etc. In my next post I will list who we owe and how much and list each time another bill is paid to track my progress. Who knows, maybe, my hope is, it might help someone else. I am also hoping if I begin to blog about it and see it in print it will help me stay on track and motivated..
So I hope you’ll stay tuned and maybe even share in the comments if you’re doing the same thing…