I've been remiss in posting lately. We have been pretty busy here, with a new school year underway, three children enrolled in Religious Ed classes (we have two receiving sacraments this year), and the weather has been so lovely; too lovely to just hang out inside in front of a computer screen. We've been hiking and to the park and we've recently taken up fishing.
October is shaping up to be a bit of an expensive month after our fast. We will need to purchase winter clothing for our four kiddos still at home--including new snow boots for all four. We need to winterize our garden and will be hauling in some compost and hay before a hard frost hits us. Towards the end of October, Wingnut will be hitting the ski swaps for our two youngest skiers (he and Skoshi picked up skis and boots at the end of last ski season for great prices). Finally, Skoshi A and I will both need new running shoes. The great thing is we have the extra cash from not being frivolous this month to pay for those things we will need in October.
This fast has been wonderful for me, as I've really begun to better examine needs versus wants. It has also taught me patience and perseverance. Not everything needs to be purchased immediately and very often things that I can wait to purchase, really don't need to be purchased at all. That, my dear friends, is detachment, and it feels pretty good.