I tell you this because every year, our church has a Christmas dinner. I had a friend come up to me yesterday and ask me if I was going. I replied, "I hadn't planned on it, I have all the kids, Stephanie is working." etc. He, in turn, gave me reasons why I should be able to make it. I didn't have to bring anything, there will be plenty of food, good entertainment, just show up, etc. I left feeling bad that I had no intentions of coming. Later on that evening I was thinking about it. I gave him valid reasons. Stephanie works 12 hour days on the weekends, I work 50 hour weeks, not including the private lessons I have picked up during the week AND the farm work. This whole paying down debt thing is takes hard work, patience, time and then some. It would have nice to have been able to go the the church dinner, but it was nice to have an evening to relax. I can't do everything, I learned that lesson about 15 years ago.
Nolan and I baked a cake from scratch last night. It has been dubbed the Watermelon Cake.