View from my saddle
In celebration of our fiscal-focus this month, I wanted point out an obvious point: It's cheaper to re-set than lose your mind.
As many of you will agree, often we focus so hard on saving money and being frugal that we neglect our own well-being. It's certainly a temptation.
Thankfully, I was single long enough before marrying and producing the boy that I am aware of my emotional and physical needs.
Re: I can be selfish.
Sometimes, that's not so good. But there are times when my need for self-preservation kicks in. Like right after harvest season.
Or right after canning.
Or before the holidays.
Or after the holidays.
Or after I've folded 15 loads of laundry.
Or washed dishes. For two hours.
Helmet went on after this picture. Please, always wear one.
Needing the aforementioned re-set, I purposed that it is indeed cheaper to spend the money than go nuts. God agreed. Out of seemingly nowhere, a cheque appeared in the mail.
Now, my idea of re-set involves horses. Not just any horse - I have my own crazy, old trail horse. No, I need a quiet, calm, well-trained horse that wants to have fun. So took myself up to Tioga Trailrides. They are one of the few trail riding outfits left in our area. Talk about peaceful. 2 hours of riding through valleys, poplar groves, wind-swept fields, and hilltop vistas.
I hope you find your re-set opportunity. Because the holidays are coming, the dishes need to be washed, and I guarantee that somewhere in the near future, you'll be working through some laundry.
Take the time.
Remember, it's cheaper than losing your mind.