For a few minutes yesterday I sat on the porch resting and watching the Kentucky tumbleweed blowing around. You do know what Kentucky tumbleweed is right? No? Well here is a picture of one that was originally in my yard but the wind blew it toward the empty house next door.
I enjoyed the free time resting and thinking. The weather wasn't too hot at that time of morning. There were no deadlines to meet. There was no stress over a quilting schedule. My mother can't get past the answering machine to bother me. My brother wasn't knocking on the door with a PTSD panic attack. My daughter was at work and Ladybug was with not the mommie.
The resting time lasted for nearly half an hour. For me, this was a very long time. I'm the type person that must keep busy all the time. It's hard for me to sit still. What I was doing was trying to remember some of the things I did to save money..... about 30 or 40 years ago.
That was in the days before earning a living with machine quilting. That was a time when I counted and rolled pennies to buy groceries or bartered to get work done on my car. Now that I have a financial goal, I want to do the things I did back then. This time.... bartering or rolling pennies will be by choice not a requirement to survive. My goal is to get repairs done to my house without taking out a loan.
Can I do it? I won't know unless I try.
(You can follow along with my progress toward the goal by reading my hints blog.)