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Another Day, Another Dollar

Yesterday, we had a (rare) opportunity to enjoy a non-fast-food, kid-free-meal at the Keg.  Delicious!  It was an enjoyable evening celebrating my not-so-little sister's birthday with family and friends.   Conversation did not consist of arguments about which superhero is faster or who's toy is whose... but involved topics about government, health care, hobbies and *gasp* budgets. 

With the change in career path I've taken (from a small but regular income to a sporadic income helping to cover my craft addiction) and the purchase of our new home, budget (which hasn't ever had a lot of stretch) is now rubber-band-about-to-snap tight.  I do well with my grocery budget and always feel guilty for those occasional meals I just don't want to cook.  However, I'm feeling a lot less guilty about those sometimes escapes from the kitchen - particularly after our bill (and babysitting costs) last night.

My sister-in-law put things in perspective when she looked at their bi…

Forgotten But Not Forsaken

I realise it's been a little more than 2 months since my last post.  Most already know that life has just been super, crazy busy here and we're just rolling with the changes.     I'm no longer doing daycare and it was a fabulous decision because it means I've managed to squeeze in extra hours crafting and developing a little hobby business called "Wisdom & Whimsy".   For now, I've got a Facebook page showcasing cards, gifts & home decor items I've crafted with some power-tool help from Kevin.   Lots of custom orders rolling in... aaaaaaaaaaaaaand, I've been using the chop saw all by myself.  Scary, I know, but so far I've managed to keep all 10 fingers!

Also in recent changes, our house was on the market, and we put an offer in on a cabin-y cozy bungalow on 2 acres about 30 minutes north of where we are now.  The last day of our offer on the new place, we tied up all the loose strings on the sale of our house and all is good - in the f…