Red Boat

Visiting Mom

It's amazing how good a trip out of town can be. I find spending time away from the city not only relaxes me but is also healing. I'm sure it didn't hurt that I had my Mom to talk at all weekend.

I'd been planning on going there and spending most of the time just relaxing and meditating. As it turned out, Mom had stuff planned for us each day that I was there. We had lunch with my brother and sister-in-law, we went to a place just near Montreal for a late breakfast one morning, we visited my grandmother and we went to a healing energy lecture. When she first mentioned all the stuff she had planned for us, I was a little worried. When would I find the time to meditate and reflect?

In the end it all worked out well. We chatted as we drove to different places and she gave me advice and shared her own experiences.

I think one of the most helpful things she did was help me figure out my budget. I'm happy to report that I stayed within that budget today and expect to come out ahead tomorrow! It's kind of empowering in a way to know what I have to work with. It's helped me see where I can cut back in order to save some money for a trip I'd like to take in the not too distant future.

When I first got home I was a little anxious but I quickly relaxed and have felt a sense of calm ever since. I knew I needed some time away from the city and while I'd hoped that it would help get me feeling more like myself, I'm happy to report that it did that and more!
Yay for helpful moms! I'm glad that you got budget stuff sorted out because that is a huge stresser for you and fixing that will ease some things tremendously. Were you able to figure things out with some mom advice? *hugs*
The budget is soooo simple and I'm getting such a kick out of it. I now know where I can save money and where I can't, not to mention exactly how much money I can afford to spend. Yesterday I was right on target and today I'm a little bit ahead of the game! Such a good feeling.

You know, I did get some stuff figured out but not in the way I expected. I think there's still a lot of processing and maybe some "purging" still to be done but I feel more in control. It's nice.