I’ve always been a Do It Myself kind of gal. Then I married a Do It Yourself kind of guy. So then we were a DIY couple.
Let’s not discuss the fact that Do It Myself = DIM. K?
But lately I’ve been wondering just how much DIY we can fit into our lives.
I cook from scratch. Nearly always. And especially on holidays. But this year for Easter in stead of a huge giant meal that takes HOURS to prepare and clean up, we decided as a family, to simply cook out. We thought it would be a great way to get rid of many of the dead fall tree limbs as well as celebrating the arrival of spring. FINALLY!
So not only did I skate on the whole big meal thing but then I farmed out drinks to one kid and dessert to another kid and then, believe it or not, I had my husband pick up store-bought potato salad and store-bought baked beans.
I decided that the convenience of store-bought food far out weighed the cost this time since I’ve been struggling to keep up with some of my work here lately.
If you’ve been around a while you know that Warren lost his job last year and that we are both running our own businesses from home. So the DIY lifestyle has served us very well these past months. We DIY whenever possible. Not only because we are used to it but because, financially it has been a MUST.
The past several months though our schedules have gotten a wee bit crazy and we’ve even had to hire help for various jobs. But we still try to DIY as much as we can for our home.
So the question is. How do we decided when to not worry so much about the cost and give in to convenience when we are super duper busy?
How would, or do, YOU decide?
PS. Those cards in the image are from a recent game of LIFE after family dinner. They are the career and payday cards I randomly chose. Pretty cool!