Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Better and best ...

Last night, while trying to fall asleep, I was struck with what I think will be a fabulous idea. I had some inspiration to make something for my girls based on FPU, something they already own and something I saw on etsy yesterday.
I just knew it was going to be a fabulous idea and a great thing to make.
Except, even with my large fabric stash, I don't have any fabric that is of the material that I need.
So I was kind of bummed because we did make our budget for the month, and there was not money in it for fabric. And we don't have room to play around with it either at this point. So I was thinking today I have this great idea and if I'm lucky I can whip it up in October and that's not too terribly far away. Not to mention that I am temporarily without embroidery capability - but that will be remedied soon - so even if I did go shopping today, I wouldn't have worked on it today anyway.

So yeah, I was resigned to the fact that it would have to wait, and that this was a good first test to see if I am disciplined enough to stick to the all-mighty Budget dh and I worked on. But I was a bit bummed. A month ago, I would have gone to the store, picked up the fabric I needed, picked up a few more that also looked cute, then maybe browsed the yarn and found some that I liked and then just for fun have thrown in a few other things that I didn't need. But nope, not today. I really am trying to stick to this whole budget thing, really!!

Anyway, fast forward a few hours - and the phone rings. And it's someone asking if by any chance I can babysit for 2 children (and I might add my girls have played with them before and really enjoyed it too!). So tomorrow and Friday I will have 2 extra friends in my house. Not only that, but that means there will be a bit of extra cash flow as well. And that my friends means that I can go shopping over the weekend to buy the 1-2 yards that I need and the rest can be put right into savings to help us reach our goal a little bit faster! Really, I am truly amazed at how that worked out and very grateful for how it all came together! Yeah!

So maybe next week I will have something really great to show everyone!


  1. Woo hoo!! I love it when stuff like that happens!

  2. Anonymous9:29 PM

    That's awesome!!

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  4. So glad you've started a budget. It was hard for us the first 2 or 3 months, but after that it became second nature to sit down the last day of the month. :)


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