How far should we plan? Just for the month ahead, for the year, or for a few years hence? And what of other people and their plans?
I am spending time today and tomorrow thinking about what I want to achieve in 2011 for myself and for our family; I also need to consider what responsibilities I have to the family in terms of time and money to provide them with all the things they need.
I have been poking around the forums at the Frugaldom website and learned a lot about challenges and generating income. It is fascinating, and I am really keen to incorporate some of the ideas into our plans.
It is kind of hard to work on plans here, as the FH doesn't have any - he is 73 now and happy to go from one day to the next, with his weekly highlights a regular feature, and he helps me with a lot of stuff, but that is usually driven by me (that means I nag!). The girls plan their homework, their tv viewing, and their time with their friends - the rest of the time their time is pretty well directed at school, gym, Brownies, chapel, etc, or I am giving them chores to do!! That means that all the long-range planning is down to me, and they all get a little say but not a lot....
I will post tomorrow when I have finished some of the plans, and hope to be able to share some of what we want to achieve in 2011.