I am rejoicing this week about The Paying Off Of The Credit Card, due to a well-deserved influx of income from my day job. In case you're unaware, this is a million miles away from what you see on this blog - I am a mortgage & insurance broker & investment adviser. This is all commission based, so I can work whatever hours I like. That is good.
The bad part is that it often takes weeks (even months) before I get paid for what I do. I've lived on commission for around 10 years so I'm used to it, but it doesn't suit many people.
What has this got to do with books, Evil Twins, money and desire, I hear you ask?
I have had only a very small income for some weeks, (ok, quite a few weeks) due to taking all January off to concentrate on the National Quilting Symposium. When you earn commission, the flow-on effects of not working for a period of time don't manifest themselves for a couple of months, because of the delay in being paid as mentioned above. Consequently (I AM getting there!), my credit card was somewhat higher than normal because of the Evil Twin (ahem!) being seduced by bee-ootiful books on Amazon. Above you can see the latest - these are 2 very small books, but very cute ones.
You see, when the Evil Twin sees desirable books, she HAS to have them. Right now. Allowing for the fact that they'll take several weeks to reach New Zealand. That's practically delayed gratification, right? By which time, I fondly imagine (oops, I mean...the Evil Twin fondly imagines) that I will be paid. However, the vagaries of commission mean I often have no idea when I will actually receive money, so the credit card balance was creeping higher and higher, and my credit limit was getting very small.
But now it's all paid off. Isn't that great?