Tuesday, November 18, 2008
tightening the belt
Well its no secret that the economy is in the toilet.
I've really been trying not to dwell on it too much and have a positive attitude despite all the doom & gloom out there.
It's just difficult to do when you see headlines that mention the "Great Depression" with black & white photographs of men waiting in a soup line.
Depressing is an understatement.
It's especially scary when you are self employed.
Just the other day one of my clients closed it's doors for good.
Wish Magazine and Gardening Life Magazine.
I didn't do a ton of work for them, but still, it's a big blow to the magazine world.
I just hope all those really nice people that worked there full time find new jobs soon.
That really sucks for them, especially at this time of year.
Anyhow it is kind of freaky when it starts to hit closer to home and not just on Wall/Bay.St
I'm still going to try to maintain a positive attitude though.
Let's just hope that when one door closes another one opens.
Big daddy and I were planning a mini getaway to NYC in a couple of weeks but somehow I just don't feel right about dumping a whole lotta cash on fancy dinners, boutique Hotels, live theatre and expensive shoes at the moment.
Then again if everyone had this reaction to all the news, then it will only make matters worse I guess.
We are in good shape at the moment, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to conserve a little more over the next few months.
It's taken me a long time to really understand that really some of the best things in life are free.
Family & health for example.
which at the moment I'm extremely grateful for.
I am however finding myself eyeing our tiny city garden filled with boxwoods , a Japanese Maple, euonomous, ivy, climbing hydrangea, cedars and a bunch of other useless greenery and wondering if we could replace it with a vegetable garden?
And I wonder if the shed would work if we decided to get some live stock?
Just a thought...