Trader Joes: $48.00
Ink Cartridge & Paper: $20.00 (Ink will be reimbursed by school. :))
Lapse In Judgement, Drive Thru: $16.00
This week I realized, after searching a few (hundred) blogs that this idea was not well planned out. :) Meaning that my only goal was don't spend anything, pay off debt. I should have made a budget to give myself some grace and give us some boundaries....duly noted. With that, I couldn't have foreseen that Justin potentially could not have work in 2 weeks.
So how does that change things?
I have no idea.
But it will definitely make the no spend part a little easier....LOL.
We have no available cushion so we don't have some great plan for the next 6 months. Our only plan is: find work.
Have you ever seen Stuart Little? His dad (Fredrick Little) says there is always a silver lining....here is mine.
This is stretching me, taking me into territory that doesn't feel good but I know it is good for my character and helping me focus on the small things and using my creative side in new ways.
I learned this week to say, "Yes, Lord" and when I feel like freaking (or when I do...) out I ask God for help and I say with quivering lips, "Yes, Lord. I will trust you and not myself. I will keep going because the other side of this mountain, though crossing it will be painful at times, will be better than now. Better because my faith will be stronger, my God will be known deeper as I trust each step he takes with me."
Justin might have work, he might not. This time though seems heavier since the economy is shrinking and so are the jobs. My human eyes see all the possibilities and the worst case scenario's but for some wierd reason it feels good to embrace it. Change is good, right?