Friday, August 6, 2010

Keeping Busy

This week started off slow and by the end my desk was buried and I was wishing the clock would move faster so that I could escape. Now I am home and very happy it is Friday but I know that pile will be waiting for me on Monday. I'll just try to forget that for now and appreciate the next two free days.

At the beginning of the week I was thinking that working there another 2 years wouldn't be so bad. By the end of the week I was once again wondering how I could quit now and still survive financially. I need to take it one day, one week, one month at a time and try not to get myself in to any major debt which will limit my options in case my income suddenly stops. Its hard though because I could easily qualify for a construction loan to build a house for $150k. I could have (almost) instant gratification and (unfortunately) another 30 year mortgage. I need to remember to keep up the baby steps and not jump ahead of myself. That's how people get in over their head and then it all comes crashing down. My goal is financial freedom, not mortgaged comforts.

So, what will I do this weekend to keep myself from going to the bank to find out about construction loans? First, I will sleep in or at least I will get up at the normal time, feed the dogs, and then take a morning nap. Then I think I will go clothes shopping at the Goodwill. I am getting very tired of my work clothes. I think $20 at the thrift store could give my wardrobe a facelift. Then I think I will spend my Target gift card that I got for my birthday. I was thinking about new socks and undies but my Target also sells food so I might buy dog food. I know, that's not very interesting. I can't think of anything else that I need from Target. I might also use my coupon for a free Redbox DVD rental. I haven't done it yet because it isn't convenient. I don't usually go to that location 2 days in a row. I don't know, I still have plenty to keep me entertained on so I might just skip the DVD.

That's all that I have planned besides the usual laundry and cleaning. If I am really energetic I might gather another box for the thrift store assuming the weather is cool enough. Supposed to be 96 tomorrow. Not exactly cool but better than 104.


Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. I know what you mean, its difficult not to get carried away with plans. It just creeps up a bit at a time and then you (hopefully) have a moment when it dawns on you and you can still reverse tracks. It will be great when you can have a doggie compound all the same.

Daizy said...

Exactly Lizzie. I don't want to lose my job right in the middle of building a house. And it is so easy to spend money on these dogs. Got to stay focused on my long term goals.