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just another day

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I had a hundred bucks. Not anymore. Grocery store for a few items: $50. Fertilizer for our trees: $20. Treats for the dog: $5. Breakfast: $5. So I have $20 remaining ... it will probably be gone tomorrow. I am fairly certain that Gumby needs a few more items from the grocery store.

Very nice weather today. I fertilized our young trees up front. Then I put the dog outside for a while so that I clean his crate. He didn't like being outside by himself. After cleaning his crate, I turned my attention towards curbing his demanding barking. He learned a few new things about me today, though I don't think one session was enough to curb his barking.

I ate lunch then went outside again to wash my car. I call it washing but it's basically just an attempt to knock off some of the dirt. Maybe one day I'll clean out the inside. My car is over ten years old and still faithfully taking me back and forth from work.

The job is good. The commute is further than I like but it is what it is. We're scraping by financially so far. I'm earning significantly less than what I did before and it's difficult to afford "extra" expenses -- those that are not the usual monthly bills. Property tax on the other property, home owner association fees, costs associated with maintaining our house or car, and new clothes come to mind. But God provides and in general, we have enough to meet our needs so far.

Tomorrow I'll do my usual church gig. Then have lunch, then attend evening mass and generally take it easy as we begin another week.

wishing everyone well

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!
Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Christmas season and new year. May we all grow closer to Christ, love God more and grow in holiness.