Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday Daydreams...

Hey Humble Readers...

I know I've been a little hit and miss this week.  I'm not feeling hugely inspired these days.  Maybe it's time for another Q & A post?  What do you want to know about me, my Beloved Ent, the wee-lings?  About  our life on the not-so-frozen flatland?  Let me know via the comment section below or via email.  I'll answer them as best I can in a post toward the middle of next week.

I've been daydreaming a lot the last couple of days.

My Beloved is still looking for a new job, and a posting that came up this week would, if he were to get the position, give us a huge leg up financially.  I'm talking HUGE leg up.  I'm not counting my chickens before they're hatched or anything, but it certainly is nice to think about what we could do rather than what we can't afford to do. 

Like which debt would we pay off first?  Credit card?  Line of credit?  Car loan?

How much could we increase our monthly contributions to our church?  To the wee-lings' college funds?  To our (currently non-existent) retirement fund?

Could we buy a new house?  Something with three bedrooms, two baths, a finished basement with a comfy murphy bed for my mom, and a kitchen with an island and lots of cupboards?

Maybe we could even get cable tv again?

Could I afford a new bra when I need one?  ;)

Daydreams aside, if when my Beloved gets a new and better paying job, we have agreed that we will continue with our personal austerity measures until two of our three non-mortgage debts are paid off.  Our condo seems to shrink by the day lately, but there's no sense in trying to buy something bigger until our debt is better managed, and hopefully the condo increases in value a bit (yeah, we bought at the wrong time).

Some people say that daydreaming can be harmful.  That it leads to dissatisfaction with what you have now.  I disagree.  Do I like being broke all the time?  No.  Does the potential of a significantly increased income bring me pleasure?  Yes. 

But does that mean that I'm not incredibly thankful for what we have?  Heck no!  I have been in much more depressing states, financially speaking, in my lifetime.  And if I can't have my dream house, well then thank the good Lord above that I have my dream man and my two precious babies.  We are all healthy, and happy, and that's what makes daydreaming fun.  Imagining how the great things in our lives can only get better. 

What are you daydreaming about these days?


  1. I'm totally crossing my fingers for your beloved's new job. It sounds fabulous! And your idea of paying off the debt is a good one! And then continue to daydream about your next house my friend because dreams do really come true!

  2. Totally hear you on buying at the wrong time. I bought before the peak, but now my house is barely valued at 2/3 of what I paid for it 9 years ago. It's tiny, but we'll have to find space to make it work unless there is some sort of miracle.

    Daydreaming can lead to trouble, but if we don't have dreams, what do we have to work for and look forward to?

    Keeping my fingers crossed your beloved gets this opportunity!

  3. Praying for him to get that job!!! That would be so fantastic. I absolutely agree with you about daydreaming. I guess for some people it could be a bad thing, if they forget to live and appreciate what they have. For me, it's all about faith and hope. You have to have a vision, and inspiration, a goal... and the best way to be really committed to achieving it is to be able to visualize it in detail. Seriously, daydreaming is good for the soul. ;) I daydream about what I want my *perfect* life to be... the sum total of all my desires and goals... prosperity, fertility, being a better person in all ways, etc. I like to believe that I'm moving toward that goal/daydream, and it helps me stay focused to bask in the glow of that hope periodically. :)

  4. I pray that your husband gets that job! :) I think it's great to have goals & dreams as long as they don't take over your life!!

  5. That would be fantastic! My husband I talk sometimes about what we would do if we had a certain amount of money. It's actually led to interesting conversations about our priorities and goals; things that are healthy to talk about!

  6. At the moment I am daydreaming of SLEEP! I'm crossing my fingers that he'll get another job soon!

  7. It's cliche but I'd be interested to hear where you see yourself in five years.

    As for me, I'm daydreaming about living in a house that isn't half-renovated, half-1974. But until we win the lottery...


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