4) Speaking of fundage--this year I've tried to live more frugally than I have in the past. Some of it has been forced upon me, but mostly it's been by choice. How have I done? I guess it's a matter of opinion. In some areas, really well....in other areas...I'm totally out of control. The area totally out of control would be on the craft front. I've gotten more supplies this year than I have in my entire 38 years. I started from scratch since last summer and now---I have a room plus several cupboards full of supplies. It's all kind of insane--but the flip side of the coin is, art, crafting--what have you has kept me sane during the craziest of all years of my life. The other side of the frugalness is for the first time in my life, I have saved ahead of time for Christmas. Usually I fly by the seat of my pants come holiday season, scrimp and claw my way through the holidays, but not this year. I started a systematic saver cd last Novmber, whereby 30 dollars a paycheck is put into the cd automatically.So, come November 17th, I'll have funds to do my holiday shopping with. It's brilliant. Why didn't I do this before?? I don't even really miss it. How did I do it ? I stay out of Walmart unless I really really have to go. LOL. Sounds silly but it's true. I used to walk in and drop 50 dollars a week and I'd really hardly even need 1/4 of what I'd bought. I find it hard not to walk down an aisle and inevitably, I find at least one thing every couple of aisles. A store like that is way too big for the undisciplined shopper like me. Baby steps...there's more changes I've made but this is a big one for me.
(((sneak peak at my handcrafted gift for my swap partner Breanna...shhhh..))
7) Although I admire designer bags, high end shoes, nice cars-I just can't justify spending tons of money on those particular things. I mean goodness gracious, why would you pay 1500 dollars for a handbag? 400 for a pair of heels? Buy a luxury car that costs as much as a small house?? Of course if you do buy these things and can afford it, it might be all relative to your income--still, it seems like a waste of money. I see all to often because of the line of business I'm in people living way outside their means just to keep up with the jonses. I want to shake these folks into reality but can't....so I'll just take my stand and keep shopping at Tj Maxx and Ross's for last years styles and yard sales for the elusive diamond in the rough.
8) Phew. Last but not least-One of my worst habits is procrastination.I am not so bad that I am late on everything or late to everything, but I sure do cut it close sometimes. I really need to change that about myself. Maybe tomorrow.
As for who I'm tagging---if you read this--consider yourself tagged. GOTCHYA!