Friday, January 21, 2011

This week has been a bit crazy. I spent the majority of the day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday working doing some tradework. Yay for bringing in some more money!

Wednesday, we met with our son's metabolic specialist for his MCAD, and it was a meeting where we left not very happy. I don't want to go into details at this time, but let's just say that there is another very long, difficult journey ahead of us.

During this week I had questions from a friend who attended a funeral where things were done a little differently. Apparently, she had been to a combination visitation and service, where the deceased was present, in a casket, yet was not embalmed. She asked me why a funeral home would have an open casket service/visitation with an unembalmed body. I have several answers, mostly to do with what the family requested. If it had to do with the inability to pay, I feel that an alternative arrangement could have been made. But I don't know all the circumstances, so I don't want to judge the funeral establishment without that knowledge. I feel that an unembalmed body should not be present during a visitation unless a family feels very strongly against embalming, and specifically requests this.

We've been fairly good about tracking money this week, with the exception of hubby's allowance. I don't bother to track what he spends it on because it is usually spent on tobacco, coffees at Tim Horton's and gas. If he remembers to get receipts, he just hands me a wad of them to sort out.

I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend at home, doing some reading and knitting. I have about 10 books from the library to work through, and 12 of my own personal finance books to read. I would like to do a book review for each of them, but I'm not really having any success with writing them. Knitting relaxes me, and I love to just sit and knit while the kids are playing or watching t.v.

I keep pouring over our financial goals and budget, trying to formulate a plan for meeting our goals of debt repayment and savings this year. It isn't going to be easy. It will be really tough, but we are up for the challenge. Our budget and income fluctuate wildly due to the self-employment income I bring in which varies form month to month. It also hasn't helped that for about 4 months, I didn't bring in any money. It hit our savings hard. But at least we had some this time. :)

I hope you had a good week. I think I'm going to go read for awhile. Happy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Weekends are a good time to unwind, catch our breath and re-evaluate. Sounds like you had a challenging week, especially with regards to your son. At least financially things were on an even keel. Hope you get lots of knitting done and feel ready to embrace another week.