Sunday, February 6, 2011

Anyone Got Some Will Power?

I've decided to be more responsible with my finances.  It's not just one thing that's convinced me I'm overdue (pardon the pun!  Sometimes I am so witty, and not even on purpose!!!) rather an accumulation of different factors that have led me to this oh so difficult realization.

1.  I've gained an additional 10lbs from this round of "quitting smoking".  I use the quotation fingers (all the time, time Q asked why I always did that funny thing with my fingers when I talked...) because the whole "let's quit smoking and gain a whole bunch of weight instead" thing is getting really old.  I think I've been smoke free for almost 4 months now.  I can't really remember when I quit  because it just sort of happened, I didn't make a huge ceremony of it because it gave my addiction too much I think it's been about 4 months.  In the two years and four times I've quit, I've gained about 40 (gasp!) pounds.  Spending any amount of money on clothes when I am this size makes absolutely no sense because I do not intend to be this size for very much longer.  No clothes for me until I lose 30lbs.  I know.  Boring. About the only thing I can buy to wear is flowers for my hair.  And so, I've got lots of purdy things to wear in my hair.

 2.  I have enough make-up to make a drag queen jealous  And I tell you that because I have every imaginable colour of eye shadow.  I have it in cream, in powder, in liquid.  I have it in pink and purple and blue.  I have sparkles and mattes, glitter and glam.  Whatever you want, I have.  I have make up some people haven't even heard of.  So, I said to myself..."Dude.  No more make up until you use some of the stuff you already have."  I like listening to myself, because I think I'm pretty super I bought this...

Million Lashes from L'Oreal, I decided to buy no more.  Actually, I had decided to not buy any more before I bought this, but it was on sale for half price and how can anyone resist a million lashes?  Certainly not me.  Damn those marketing geniuses.

3.  I like spending my money on *FUN* things...but once every so often practicality and the desire to stay alive wins out over fun.  I'm all for women's rights and liberation (I mean, I can fix the toilet and put together an elliptical) but some jobs are meant for a man.  Two specifically:  Taking out the garbage and fixing cars.  If it weren't for the fact that if I don't get the oil changed, my car won't actually work...I probably wouldn't get it done.  I just forget.  It's not a priority for me.  Neither, for that matter, are getting the brakes changed.  I mean, the car still stops, doesn't it?  Why would I need to get new ones?  And there are brakes on the front and the back, so we're good if the front ones go, cuz I got some back up...ya know?  And if all else fails, there's the car in front of's got brakes, right?  Anyways, this week I've got to get my brakes done and my rotors replaced.  It makes me want to puke that I have drop that much cash on something that doesn't sparkle on my finger.  Whatever...brakes are important, I guess.

4.  I've gained enough weight that my feet have grown a size and a half.  Well, that's the only explanation I can come up with.  Either that or feet, nose and ears keep growing til we die.  I've gone from a size 6 1/2 to a size 8.  What is up with that?  I like pretty little dainty feet...not clod hoppers (hahaha...).  So, I can't even really buy shoes.  Except that I saw these,

...and I just couldn't resist.  Now, I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "Geez, she couldn't even make her bed before she took the picture?"  But, if you look a little closer, you will see the most adorable little kitten heel...and they're boots!  And they're waterproof.  Hello, match made in heaven!!!  I live in the rain capital of the world!!!!  And they're made in Canada, so I'm supporting the local economy.  Not to mention, I can wear them with absolutely anything.  And they were on sale...$34, down from $90, down from $240.

So, more purchases for me. 

At least not until something else catches my eye...


In all seriousness...I really need to cut back my spending.  My credit cards are maxed.  My bank account is taxed.  I live pay check to pay check.  My new iPhone app has shown me that I need to budget just a little better.  Let's go through this little journey together, shall we?


  1. How ingenious. You buy an iPhone app and it gasps and clutches its little throat and says, "You need to quit spending money. Seriously." And later, when you dig your credit card out of your wallet, your phone rings. When you answer it, the app says, "Put the credit card down and no one will get hurt."

    I need an iPhone.

  2. It was quite possibly the wisest money I've ever spent, on that little phone. I think I may start worrying when/if it starts talking to me. Then again, it may say something brilliant and eloquent, and then it'll just amaze me all over again.

    YOU need an iPhone!

  3. Love the shoes!!!