Act 292

Take turns

Yes, I know. This is one of those things you learn in kindergarten but it still applies to us as adults.

As the end of the year approaches, both my husband and I have some very big projects to finish up and some fairly ambitious financial targets to hit. So our weekend time is becoming ever more scarce. Our compromise was for each of us to work one day and keep one day to be with the kids and deal with the house. He worked Saturday, while I had my pyjama day. I worked today while he hung out with the boys and did fun boy stuff including grocery shopping (which our kids do oddly enjoy). Worked out well.

There’s no “i” in debt, or team for that matter – so find an approach that makes the best of the time and the team that you have.

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Act 264

Have a yard sale. But don’t expect to sell the yard.

Over the last few weeks I’ve brought together quite an assortment of things in my house that I no longer need. Kitchen gear, sports equipment, clothes, books, even tires.

Today we set up shop in the front yard to sell it. And we sold a few things. But not as much as I would have liked. It’s no wonder, really, that my neighbourhood wouldn’t convene on a cloudy Sunday in my front yard to buy all the stuff I can’t be bothered with anymore.

But the sale isn’t the most important part. It’s the parting with items you realize you no longer need that’s important.┬áSo, what’s left will be donated or possibly sold online ’cause it isn’t coming back into my house. And what was made will be stashed away for another day. I have less stuff and more money that I did yesterday. And I can live with that.