Okay ... ready? Here's the BEST thing about having a small 1,000 dollar emergency fund set aside BEFORE we started to pay down debt. That little bit makes me feel safe. Makes me feel like okay, if there's a bump, we got it. And got it we do, because when the bill comes (see cartoon), we're good to go. We have it. And you know what that means? For me, no stress. Zero.
Nadda. Nadda. Nadda.
Plumbers came today, we have the money, debt still gets paid down and I didn't have to cancel the order for my new studio mic.
How flippin' floopin' flappin' groovy is that?
I had planned on writing about food today but that got blown out of the water because I had to get all the reno stuff out of the way for the plumbers, which meant I was up very, very late. So instead, I made you this cartoon and I'm sharing my latest two videos.
And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print.
Stick a fork in me, I'm DONE! Also, I enjoy doing laundry again. What? Who is this impostor? How can I go from nearly being killed by a pile of laundry so high, that I'd never survive the crash, to enjoying doing laundry?
I dunno. I just did. Each morning as the air fryer cooks Smoochie Face's lunch, I fold the laundry and/or start a new load and I am digging it.
Who knew? Not me.
In other DONE news, the raised beds for the front are finally DONE! I love the natural wood but it's only gonna turn gray before the season ends. And even though I won't paint every single box I build, I do enjoy the pop of Super Duper Yellow near the front porch.
And lastly, in DONES! Each morning after Tim goes to work, I do whatever quick thing needs done online, then I unplug and edit, edit, edit, edit and edit. Video. Still shots. Thumbs. Show notes. Whatever food related work needs done, gets done. Just like I used to do when I was a published writer (way back when the land was flat). Back then, the writing came first and today, the food-related work, also comes first.
It's been SO GOOD!
Get this. I've NEVER been here before. But as this moment, my videos for this coming Sunday and the following Wednesday after that are wait for it .... DONE, DONE, DONE!
Hot dog. Life is good.
Now, onto to Today's Menu. It's meatless meals with Tim making an appearance in the nugget video. If you enjoy my videos, please hit that subscribe button. I'm THIS close to hitting 1,000 subscribers. This close, I say, this close. SUBSCRIPTION LINK (click here)
And with that, I'm off make supper because if I didn't already say it my work day edits are DONE, DONE, DONE, DONE!
Here's the scoop. It has been an odd, nothing quite working, work week. Then the video that was meant to go live today, which required a voice over because the audio wasn't on, turned out to have a BIG CHUNK missing ... so I passed on that turd and shot another video. Which also turned into Turdsville City.
So I Etch A Sketched my brain (aka shook my head and started fresh), and shot something that excited me - the crunchy, spicy snack that I LOVE (and was about to eat in real life).
As for the lost footage from the first video, you know, I'm okay with it. At first I went from The Happy Whisk to The Grumpy Spatula, but that didn't last. It's video. I got about a billion of them inside me just bursting to get out (just like in Alien).
But the cool thing is, even though it's not gone smooth this week with footage lost, the field mice invasion take-over of my filming/studio/kitchen area (yuk), and a headache that's been on and off since last Friday, I still wanted to keep doing the work - even when I didn't want to.
Does that make sense?
Anyway, it feels good. Even on a bad week. I still want to be here doing this. I love making food and sharing videos. I once believed that sharing my videos was spammy (more on that in another post), but now, I understand this is what I want to do. Even on the bad weeks.
I want to do the work.
I am doing the work.
That feels good.
In other news .... on Monday, I finally built the last front porch raised bed. Up next, to paint them super duper yellow or to treat the wood so it won't go gray? I'm leaning toward super duper yellow. But I'm also groovin' on the natural look.
And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. Thank you for reading and/or watching and I will see you again, next Wednesday.
2 more around the left side - to paint or not to paint?
I am OVER THE MOON because this past weekend ... drum roll please ... we paid off $5,000.00 worth of debt.
5K people. GONE. Gone, gone, gone.
We still have more to go but we're getting closer and I cannot wait to scream from the rooftops, "WE'RE DEBT FREE!"
What helps the most? Working together. Work together, work together, have a plan, work together. Without Tim doing this with me, forget it Buster, it'd be a no flippin' go.
Another big thing is, saying no. Saying no to stuff like NetFlix, Hulu, Prime. Saying no now, so we can say yes later to things like, owning our own land, a used truck, more efficient video/photography gear and living a debt-free life.
We don't say no to everything. We still order the occasional pizza or veggie burger. We still have one service, Amazon Music. But on the whole, it boils down to doing the work and that often means, saying no. BUT ... that's not a bad thing. As much as I want a prime lens for my Canon M50, I'll enjoy it FAR MORE when we're debt free.
Just feels so good.
Up next ... BROWNIES!!!!!These come from Dani Spies and I added her link to video show notes (see end of post). I've made these brownies many times and each time I swapped out cashew butter for peanut butter. Simply because peanut butter costs me less money to make. After all, it's all about becoming debt-free and using cashews on a regular basis, not in the budget. But that's okay because these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies were SO GOOD!
And that, my Boogerbutts, is about all that's fit to print. I still haven't been in the garden because work has sucked up MOST of my day. Add to it there's a pile of laundry so high that if it falls on me, I may not survive. All you'll see is my little feet poking out, and the slight mumble of the word, "heeeeelp". But I'm planning on getting outside Friday. All day. Me. Garden. No work. Wireless headphones. Paint. Dirt. Seeds. Fun.
Until next post, thank you for stopping by. Cheers and boogie boogie. Whisk, out.