Sunday, August 30, 2009

Where did August go?

Earlier this month I asked my boss to slip in an occasional vacation day for me to catch up on the home stuff...well, that obviously hasn't happened! Work is busier than ever. Weekends don't seem much better; yesterday was spent helping my niece move and unpack. Today I caught up on laundry, mowed the lawn and dug the potatoes.

Because I have zip for will-power (and it's worse when I'm stressed) I'm setting a small goal that will still be a challenge. This season I will not impulse buy the Halloween candy that calls me. Very hard because that stuff is at eye-level in all the stores right now! I met and won the first round with the addictive sugary stuff this morning when I went to pick up my son's insulin supply for September. Victory!

This is also the time of year when I have the opportunity to pre-buy LP for the furnace at a set cost. $1.22 per gallon which is much, much better than last year. Still, it's a guessing game as to how cold the winter will be and how much we will need. I think I'm going to go for 700 gallons. Imagine how much less it would be if I had solar heated water plumbed into the system. Forget the pumpkin coach and ballgown, if I had a fairy godmother I'd be wishing for practical stuff.

1 comment:

allotments4you.com said...

Thew month really does seem to have flown by and I fear I am getting behind with my garden. If you want to avoid the Halloween candy then move to the UK...it's a very low affair over here and would require no willpower...lol