My children start their school holidays in just over a week, and we have the in-laws coming for 3 weeks. They arrive a week today. And it’s Christmas soon.
It’s going to be an anxiety raising, challenging next 7 weeks, and I need to prioritise, so I can cope.
So, I won’t be on my laptop much and will be cutting right down on social media time.
My priorities, are my children, Christmas, and doing what I can to ensure the in-laws have a good time. And our finances.
I need to start being in control of our finances again, as my husband has been managing them for the last 6 months, and made a mess of it. We have more credit card debt and less money in the bank account. So, I need to budget and manage the finances, to get our finances back into a reasonable state, and get the debts down.
So I need to be back in control of the food budgeting, bill payment management and carefully controlling all outgoings.
Which is not great timing for finances to be a big issue – at Christmas. But, the finances are a mess, and I need to sort it out.
I don’t really need the added stress of financial issues at this time of year and when the in-laws are about to arrive, but, it is what it is. I’m glad I know it’s a mess now, before any more money is wasted and any more debts increase. So, my priorities, also include the finances.
But, first on my list, is my children and their school holidays and planning lots of free and fun activities, so they enjoy their time off and enjoy Christmas.