Summer is winding down. The morning air is a bit cooler these days often accompanied by soft, gentle breezes. It's so nice and refreshing! I am looking forward to Autumn baking and Winter's comfort foods. With the Summer heat, I wasn't a very enthusiastic cook!
Zeus had us a bit concerned last night. He was staggering about, his equilibrium off balance. He had had shots on Thursday and had laid around much of the day. I suspected that was the problem, but still we tried to call the vet. We could not get in touch with him or any other vet! I suppose it was due to it being Labor Day weekend, but that did not ease our worried minds! This morning Zeus was back to his usual fun-loving self. All's well that ends well. *smile*
Financially, we are finally caught up on our bills! I have even started making small payments on a few small debts we have. I feel like progress is being made. It will take time to pay off all of our debt, but I am fully committed to doing so, and to be free from these shackles once and for all! I am tracking our spending and have a budget worked out. Alfred is now back at his civilian job, so prayers that work will be steady and he'll turn good hours each week would be greatly appreciated!
I went grocery shopping yesterday and spent $200 which is alot, but not too bad considering we were out of nearly everything and we are a family of 5 with four cats and three dogs! It's so nice to be stocked up on baking supplies once again. I can make a lot of different things to nourish my family just from basic supplies. Now my grocery bill should come back down to normal which averages about $125/week which includes pet foods, paper goods, and any health and beauty aids that may be needed. I think that is a perfectly reasonable amount - all considering.
I will sign off now to go enjoy time with my family. Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend!