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Sunday, 11 November 2012

A MONTH OFF...

Hi Everyone! 

Just noticed I've got some new followers.  Welcome to Sandra, Lynne, Lesley, Sue and Vonlipi! Wow!


No, not a month off from blogging. although I am SOOO busy at school that blogging has taken a back seat.

No, a month off from money saving.

Why?

Well lots of things have been left, left and left, whilst we have saved, saved, saved.

So this month we have taken our foot off the pedal. Gone out and bought things that were on their last legs, needed replacing and had a break.

How does it feel? 

Well to start with it felt scary....I felt that perhaps I'd go beserk and spend money recklessly.

So I spent a bit on some new clothes (yes new, not 2nd hand, not thrifted) and it felt very strange and not altogether enjoyable..when the clothes arrived I got over that feeling :)

After that I relished the feeling of not having to think about money....just for a little while.

And now, now I'm thinking about what our next goals are. 

Travel is at the forefront of our minds (not surprisingly) and how we can stretch our money to afford to do a lot of it.

Please accept my apologies for not visiting blogs this week. I have been snowed under at school. I will try to catch up over the next few days. I hope you are all well and hugs to those who are having a hard time.

Sft x


21 comments:

  1. I know how you feel. I haven't bought much for ages being out of work but now have needs to for the last month or so. I have bought some new items, some new on eBay and some second hand!! I

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    1. I will always try and buy 2nd hand. But it wasn't possible with the clothes I needed.

      Sounds like you have found some great bargains.

      Sft x

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  2. I agree it feels scary and strange. We need some bits and bobs for the house and I keep putting it off. It has been addictive seeing our savings increase.

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    1. Oh I love hearing that you are addicted to saving!

      I felt that way about the mortgage :)

      Next month I'll be back on the wagon.

      Sft x

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  3. Good on you & I hope that your new things help to make your life easier. Sometimes we just have to sort out a few things in order to keep everything & everyone pointing in the right direction - unfortunately this usually means spending money. I felt the same about replacing my malfunctioning dishwasher & washing machine a few months back after months of frustration. Like you & your clothes, I got over it once they arrived & made my life a little more hassle free :) Now I'm saving again too!
    Sx

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    1. Yes sometimes you just have to spend money.

      Hope the washing machine is going well. How can anyone cope without one!

      Next month I'll be back to my old self.

      Sft x

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  4. I know the feeling. I had been postponing a lot around the apartment and some are no longer postponable (is that a word?). I have made the decision about changing the windows and I already semi-regret it. However, I know that when they come and get installed and when I finally get rid of the messy shutter boxes, I will love them. I have been suspecting that the dust and mold gathering in the shutter boxes have been affecting my allergies so hopefully, the money I will spend will be worthwhile for two causes.

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    1. I'm sure your windows will be great. Sometimes it is worthwhile and necessary spending money.

      Sft x

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  5. as long as it doesn't happen every month, once in a while is good right?

    Still doing the sealed pot challenge and still have no idea what I will do with the money!!

    Gill

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    1. It certainly won't happen every month!

      Good to hear you are still doing the sealed pot challenge. Are you signing up of the next one? And what is your goal?

      Sft x

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  6. Thank God I'm not the only one..hubby and I needed a few new clothes for winter,and curtains for upstairs (to keep the heat in).I feel GUILTY for spending money.
    Jane x

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    1. Don't you dare feel guilty Jane. Sometimes you just have spend.

      Sft x

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  7. I think you deserve to treat yourself after so much frugaldom - I need to go shopping for clothes too - my son shrunk two skirts and two tops of mine in the tumbledrier yesterday - he put the (drip dry only) dry ironing pile in by mistake and not the wet towels!

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    1. Oh dear!

      It is nice to treat myself.

      Sft x

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  8. A month off is a good thing! Sometimes you have to spend money, don't feel guilty. :)

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    1. I'm now over the guilt and just enjoying the feeling that it is ok because we have paid off the mortgage.

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  9. Sometimes you do feel slightly guilty (or even A LOT guilty) when you HAVE to spend, but I do think that when it is infrequent you spend wisely and with thought, and all that you do buy is JUST what you really need. That is why the guilt vanishes as soon as you have the items. It is relief that you HAVE done the RIGHT thing!!

    Enjoy your new clothes and I understand completely about you being too busy to trawl around Blogland, you are nearing the end of an incredibly busy school term, all the activities at this time of year used to wear me out and that was just with children in school, I dread to think of all the workload the teachers carry.

    Take care and enjoy your weekends together, they are necessary re-charging times for you at the moment.

    Sue xx

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    1. Well I have 3 weeks to write reports and rehearse our Christmas Play!

      H.E.L.P!

      Thanks for your lovely comment Sue!

      Sft x

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  10. You deserve some time off, so just enjoy xxx

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  11. This is quite interesting that you feel like this too sometimes:) I can go for a few months where I knuckle down and be very good and save and then after a while I fall off the bandwagon a bit. But they're things that you need, not things where you will never take the label off them :) With second hand clothes I find it particularly hard with basics to find something that doesn't look washed out or ball-y, so sometimes I just have to buy these new.

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  12. All of the clothes are for School. I have 'got away' with my wardrobe but it was getting a bit shabby and I need to look smart.

    You are so right about the basics in life. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and buy things new.

    Sft x

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