friday, january 22, 2016
sometimes you just need to chill. to not let things stress you out, whether it's money or food, and just...be.
sometimes you just need to enjoy yourself. to let go.
at least, as long as the main things you need covered are indeed covered. anyone who's read my journal long enough had to know that was coming. ;)
today was a sometimes day for us. i paid three major bills, pushed one that's not an immediate problem to the next big check, and have plans to make two other payments early next week, and have our food covered. i also made a payment to take care of hub's ailing phone. and while it's true that we have a number of other things that need attention, well, so do we. we need to just relax sometimes, enjoy ourselves.
sometimes, you should allow yourself to splurge a little.
i always figure as long as we have money for food, the lights are on, the car is being paid, and the rent is taken care of, we're doing good. make a few other payments and take care of a couple other needs, then we're doing phenomenal. after that, even if there's something else in line to be paid (isn't there always?), then if we can, we should try to do a sometimes thing.
so tonight, after doctor appointments fell through (weather, and please don't get me started on how weird southerners are about rain and maybe 1" of snow), we went out to eat. as a family. to a really nice restaurant. usually when we decide no one's cooking, we order in. if we do go out, it's either my youngest and i hitting some place before or after grocery shopping or hubs and i running away from home, both of which are very, very rare. and usually the only time we get to a really nice restaurant is if hubs has a gift card from fifth group: we not only get a discount, plus partial payment with the card, but the chefs often send out a small plate or two for us.
none of that was the case tonight. tonight it was all four of us going to a place better than most, though not fifth group level. it also happened to be a place we haven't been to in three years, making it an even bigger treat.
and sometimes you need to treat yourself.
next month, my grandson will be born. youngest will stay with us and help with him while she saves up to move out and get herself on her own two feet, but we're raising him. so tonight, in a way, was also our last night to do something like this for awhile for a lot of reasons.
tomorrow, we all get back to our daily concerns. hubs and froggy go to work, i hit the exercise and housework again while keeping kiddo on track with the things he needs to do. tonight we had fun.
tonight, we did the sometimes things that help keep us sane.