Yes, we are back from the country. 'Salina had a great time, filled with lots of cousins and a bit of horse-riding.
I also rode the computers fairly hard while I was out there, and I think I have taken the buck out of them.
V, as you know, is a bricklayer. On Monday, without his girls around, he wrecked his back. No - not by slinging bricks or mixing mortar - he was getting up from a chair.
The good news is we can still afford to get married in (gulp) 3 1/2 weeks.
I am so blessed - we are not going to starve, we are not going to be homeless, I can massage figures around until they are shiny, I am quite busy with work at the moment and I live in the best country in the world.
I am also blessed because V is not work-shy, does do what he can around the house, tries to be mouselike while I am working and somehow manages to say the right words when it matters.
But gee - you know, there are days when I contemplate salaried life and think "wouldn't it be nice to not worry so much".
My best budgeting tip is to do one - that way you KNOW what you have to play with.
What works for you when the worries sneak up?