23 November 2015
thankful for my job
Our first Christmas we got our Christmas tree for $15 and spent about $1.00 on paper for me to make ornaments, and I still thought we were stretching it. I am not nearly as efficient now, but I have found that by praying about everything (like stocking stuffers) and making lists and waiting on the bigger purchases (even only slightly big, like boots or a coat) we win. Of course we have been super lucky with family hand me downs and also of course Nate participates in this and is Captain Scavenger, but it is mostly my idea.
I get stressed out by it from time to time, but it is satisfying, and I'm ok at it. I like making budgets and keeping track of stuff anyway. I do always wish there was more to go around, but then again, every time there is more I wonder how I did it when there was less. Because I did it when there was basically none.
And related to this, I am like real real thankful for Nate's job. I go back and forth on who has it harder, but I think overall it's him. Even on the days where I accidentally touch the contents of Norah's diaper TWICE and spend too much time looking at house tours only to turn around and see our brown brown kitchen, I think it's him. Yay him.
The only part I need serious help on is how to keep a tall skinny boy from looking like a scarecrow. It is only going to get worse, and he will start to actually care at some point. Who knew it would be so hard?