At the suggestion from a friend I began keeping a ledger of my bills almost from the beginning of my independence. I find it not only keeps me organized but I can, at a glance, see the tough times and the boom times. We freely admit that we are in a trough of trying times at the moment but when I peruse my ledger I can see when I was in desperate times. It helps to keep things in perspective.
The book keeper's reward. Parker Lusseau Bakery in Monterey is located in one of the famous old adobes. It's so tiny there are only three little tables inside, more outside on the porch and along the side.
Parker Lusseau is an environmentally responsible bakery/cafe. The plate, bowl, napkin, and even the utensils are compostable. We pack our plate and utensils home to our compost bin.