Let’s talk haircuts for just a minute!
I always suggest, of course, that you cut your children’s hair yourself to save money. Bunches of people I know do this and we have done it for as long as I can remember. The times I usually don’t do it: occasionally around tax return time we all get one hair cut, and when we donated to Locks of Love I didn’t take that one into my own hands. That was a lot of hair coming off that I didn’t want to be responsible for!
Today was not my day.
It wasn’t anyone’s day for that matter, because being around me was not a fun experience today.
It was one of those days where I just couldn’t bear the thought that I was failing. At everything.
Well! We had quite a couple of weeks. I can’t remember EVER just falling asleep in the middle of the day like I did. I rested. I was waited on hand and foot. And the children got fed and to school, but not by my own doing.
That’s right folks. I had a helper this week! Sounds glamours, eh? Sleeping during the day. Not having to take my kids to school. Um…or pick them up.
But wait until I tell you that the reason I was sleeping during the day is that I had probably the strangest virus I’ve ever had. It was bad, for sure. But also just very, very weird!
Life moves so fast…just a week ago (or was that two weeks….??) at church, the preacher said that even for him, life moves so quickly. And that entire weekends, entire weeks, months, and years can pass by so fast that we don’t even realize it.
That’s definitely the speed I was going this morning.
Here’s another video!
This one is sooo long, but after spending hours editing out many of the “Umm’s” and “This is harder than it looks!” I felt like it was okay to leave it as long as it turned out. I’ll work on making a better outline from now on, the one I was following works for writing posts but not at all for making videos! Plus I’m a girl, we talk more.
This video is a kind of overview unpacking how some of us generally feel toward money, and how we feel being “stuck” where we are. Yes it’s rambly, but it’s fun to learn new things and this is DEFINITELY a new thing for me!
Two of the biggest setbacks I see when working with women at the poverty level are:
They have difficulty dreaming big, and often dreaming at all.
And they don’t do the first things first.
My sister recently came back from a week-long vacation in Florida (sounds fun right?!).
And true to my beliefs on vacations and outings that I talk about in the book…on page 56 I think…I can have just as much fun hearing about her adventures as I can actually going on a vacation myself.
My sister is my best friend, and we see and experience things in the same way a lot of times, so when she came to my house to give us our souvenirs (Florida oranges!), she just walked in my front door and threw her phone in my lap. I spent the rest of the day going through her pictures and asking her about most of them. I watched the videos that she took of her feet in the sand and the waves gently rolling over them. It was very relaxing. And I am getting better and better at the practice of not being jealous, but instead being curious and interested.