There is so much on my mind. So much I want to do. I'm still trying to balance work and homemaking, but feel I'm always behind in the latter.
I am at new phase in life. Ways of doing things in the past no longer work for me. I have spent a lot of time contemplating this stage of my life and reevaluating things.
Morning hours will be my cleaning time. After work I will focus on preparing dinner and tasks that do not require standing such as list making and coupon clipping.
I find myself yearning for simplicity. Less is more. Clutter can not stay. I want streamlined surfaces and more space. I'll sell what I can and donate the rest. I've been researching home "staging" and observing photos, taking notes on ways to beautify and simplify our own home.
Currently, my yard is in need of some mega doses of TLC. There are shrubs to trim, weeds to pull and trim, and various other little projects. I have two off days each week. I'm thinking one day needs to go to strictly working in the yard - weather permitting. The other will be for major purging and other projects indoors.
The budget is still extremely tight. I'm tracking every cent spent in a notebook. I am looking for more ways to save money and make money, while reducing expenses. I will start looking for easy, low-cost recipes to stretch the food budget further and add variety to the meal rotation.
I am determined to conquer these tough times. My goal is to have us completely debt-free (house included) by the time Alfred turns 50, giving me nine years to accomplish this goal (God-willing).