We've finally finished the last of the leftovers and tomorrow is payday...that means I have to accept that November is over (sniff, sniff) and December is here. My children are nagging about getting the tree down, starting to bake cookies, etc. but I always like to linger in Thanksgiving. The reason for the need to linger is that December sometimes drives me bonkers. I know that sounds mean, but remember, I need things as calm and as structured (but not OCD) as possible. December is ANYTHING but calm...and STRUCTURE??? You gotta be kidding me?? Over the years December has just become too much for me...so I hide from it and try to pretend it's not there. Maybe I could get some of those blinder thingies horses wear?
Anyhoo, I'm in desperate need of groceries, have not organized my coupons, have to trips to plan for, have got some work stuff getting in my way of having our regular weeknight meals, and on top of everything else I"M SICK. Dangit, I'm already feeling overwhelmed! December has creeped in on my November!!! I usually wait to go to the doctor until I'm dying. I'm not there yet, but it's getting close. You know you need some meds when you have to stop chewing so you can get some air through your mouth :(
Going to the doctor also costs money...
That is NOT in the budget!!!!!!
That's not why I'm not going so don't get all panicky and tell me about how I need to take care of myself. My mother already did that today.
Hi, Mom :)
I just need December to just take it easy.
I'm a little anxious about the budget bc December is a rough one. We've decided we will not charge not one item this Christmas.
I don't have a credit card.
See here for reasons why.
But, it's nice sometimes during the holidays to just clickety click online with my husband's card :D
But, guess what he did last month??
He chopped that thing up.
There is no safety net in place for December, and I'm a little nervous...I will have to be extra careful with my spending to make sure I don't run out...literally.
But, see, here's what makes me even crazier than budgeting...
I'm anxious and freaked out over what should be one of the most wonderful times of the year. I wonder if I can take back Christmas the way I have committed to Thanksgiving?
It's worth a try.