It’s been a rough two weeks, financially, emotionally and thanks to a lack of sleep we can add ‘physically’ to the list as well.
When I get run down I tend to use it as an excuse to get take out, buy coffee, and just slack off in general. Now that I have a baby I have become a little bit better about the slacking off part. There is always work to be done with a baby around and I want to make sure I put the time in to play, smile, hold and cuddle as much as possible – you know, before BooBoo becomes to embarrassed to be seen with me!
Last week we ordered take out. The weather was terrible on Friday, it took me three hours to get home (it’s usually 45 – 60 min) and things were just a mess. The interesting thing when we finished? Neither Han Solo or I enjoyed our take out the way we used to. So while the “days without takeout” calendar is being reset, I can tell you that the longer we go without bringing grease and crap into our bodies, the less we enjoy it when we do.
Saturday BooBoo went to my parents place for the day. They had a blast and played up a storm. Han Solo and I had 6 hours to veg out and spend time together. We are in serious need of reconnecting since a baby came into our lives and having a bonus day once in a while helps that a lot.
After watching the lack of sleep continue to wear Han out, I decided to take yesterday off from work and stay on baby duty Tuesday night in order to let him recharge. I am thankful for having such a generous employer to let me be able to do that.
So today’s post? What is it all about? I’m worn out, run down, having difficulty focusing, but I wanted to share with you that while I’m so focused on our financial goals as a family, there are so many things that my family members do for us or that we do for them that go a long way. Not just financially but emotionally as well.
The debt repayment is long and painful and full of stress. Add a baby into this equation and we have this beautiful little bonus that exhausts us and entertains us at the same time.
And let’s be honest, my parents dropping off muffins, lending us their car when we need a second vehicle, baby-sitting for the day, my work letting me have a ‘family’ day, these are all things that have a real cost associated with them. So while I do not have these things in my monthly budget. I think it is important to recognize them (in the anonymous blog they know nothing about) all the same.
If you have some “added value” in your life, please share it here and we can celebrate together!