Saturday, August 23, 2014
Back in the day I would be so excited if someone gave me, say, a dress or lipstick or something girly. These days I get a huge thrill about receiving something useful..utilitarian...Yesterday I was given a day old newspaper and a car boot full of kindling and I was in raptures...it's funny how things change isn't it?
Check HERE to see a list of items people have given me over the last year...lucky aren't I?
Friday, August 22, 2014
I really hate going into town. I avoid it at all costs, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Like today, I have to go into town for an ultrasound. No I'm not pregnant, it's on a more mundane area of my anatomy.
If I have to do town based activities I try to shop in the suburbs, supermarket shopping for example. But today I had cause to go into my bank and no amount of heeing and hawing could prevent that.
On a positive note I had cause to open a new utility bank account. For some time now I have put an amount into an account so I have money there for bills when the pop up but I want a separate one so I can keep a better, clearer eye on what goes out towards bills. Not knowing where my money has gone/goes has been one of my main issues in the past and it simply isn't that way anymore. I document everything in my little book, but I still need to see how the bills work in and out of my account separate from everything else.
How do you keep tabs on your money?
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I still wonder what the heck to make for tea.
I guess comparatively, compared to the dark days of thoughtless spending I do spend less, but even so I can not seem to spend more cleverly. I have cut takeaway spending as well as junky sweets spending,but when it comes to the supermarket..I am confused.
Items like tomatoes vary from 3.99- 10-99 a kilo!
Chicken (if you eat it- free range) 18.99 a kilo!
A bag of reduced lettuce is still 3.00
I don't know how to bring the shopping down in cost and have food people in the house will eat!
Any suggestions please readers!?