Sunday, March 16, 2014
Friday was bill paying, budget reviewing in the morning. There was too much spending! Where did all that extra money go? I think you know already!! Ha. I was feeling a little guilty over how much extra I was over but after talking to hubby about it the guilt flew right out the window. He was happy that some of the OT he was working so hard for went to some worthy charities. That is as soon as I complete all of the work with these piles of fabric!!
The spring is back in my step now that I realized the extra money that was targeted for savings wasn't wasted after all. When I went to make the transfer to savings Friday morning I was feeling a little low. I had not meet my savings goal :( I didn't think I had done any needless dumb spending but...I had not meet my personal goal.
You see around our house giving to charity is not something we do if we happen to have a little extra, it's figured in the budget. Not on a month to month basis but on a yearly budget. We don't belong to a local church to donate 10% too each week but I know the total for the year that we would be giving. The 10% and more most years is spent on charities that are near and dear to our heart. I also have the flexibility to do other donations when they come up or when I get a Hair up my Rump as has happened for the past few months. Most of the giving has been to the local nursing home using scrap/stash fabric, cost has been ZERO. That is until the past two weeks!!
We will be having a rainy cold day today, maybe even some sleet or freezing rain, wanna guess what I will be doing? Yep no sew tie quilts for homeless children and doggies. Some GF and I were going to try to get together tonight to begin our "Sunday Night Night" but too MANY of them have taken off for the beach. I decided yesterday that if the weather is bad the few GF's that are in town need to stay at home. No need to get out in bad weather. I know we will get our charity Sunday evenings going when we can.
Now let me warn any of you who want to make nasty comments about what we have spent lately on charity. I WILL delete those comments. Hubby and I know we are blessed. If we choose to spend our money on those who have less than we do or nothing in some cases it's our business. We are FIRM BELIEVERS in that "for those who are given much, much is expected" We give generously with a happy heart. We feel privileged to be able to give. I know for some of you just keeping the lights on and food on the table is all you can financially do. However we can ALL GIVE something. Maybe and extra roll of TP to the food pantry that is on sale. Volunteering your time with a charity that speaks to your heart cost nothing. Just BE NICE to someone you don't know that could use a smile or kind word!!!!
Hope everyone has a great Sunday, I will be tied up all day! Ha