I hope your holiday season has been as stress free as possible! Hannukah ended just the other day and Christmas and Kwanzaa are fast approaching. I’m looking forward to that magical morning of Christmas. It’s been a hard year, I went overboard and now I want to cash in on going overboard in the form of the sound of tearing paper, gasps and squeals of delight.
I went a little heavier on gifts that you might consider family gifts this year- my daughter is getting a lot of board games we can all play together. She’s also getting some more difficult puzzles, which is a fun family activity! I happen to love puzzles and the kiddo has picked up on that joy too.
This was a bit of a hard week for me. Facebook insisted on throwing up memories of us at Disney at Christmas time. It’s sad to think we didn’t make it there this year- and I recognize how spoiled and lucky it makes us that since the past few years has been chock full of wonderful trips! Still, this isn’t the Pain Olympics- we can grieve that we lost a precious year of kiddo’s childhood not being able to experience the magic. I have high hopes for this trip I am saving towards, I just really hope we don’t have to cancel! I’m not worrying about that right now though. Like everything else, we’re just taking it one day at a time!
A friend of mine had a little bit left on a gift card for a store she doesn’t often shop at, so she asked if I wanted it! I do happen to shop there and was happy to accept her gift.
I’m not sure how much I’ll earn next week, but you know- it’s ok to take time off from earning. As always, you can only do so much and this is a side hustle for me. Could I have made more money doing crafts? Absolutely, but I cut my orders off to make sure I didn’t miss time with my family. That’s how I’ll conduct my other earning things this week- I’ll do a little here and there, but I won’t put as much time in to it. In short, friends, I hope you have plenty of time for the most important things this season.
December 14th- December 20th
Total earned this week: $129.56
Fund Total from last post: $4166.98
Current Fund Total: $4296.54
Still Needed: $1203.26
I’m averaging $119.35 a week!