It doesn't grow on trees...it grows on PayPal of course!

When was the last time you went a whole week without spending ANY money. I’m not talking about 4 hundred years ago when you were dirt poor in college and living off the mold on your roommate’s cheese. I’m talking about RECENTLY. Can you even go one day? Now-- automatic-bills don’t count. The kind that creep out of my account and slither into the utility’s bank, on random days without me noticing, not those. I’m talking about internet purchases, you didn’t’ even get out of your chair for those. And how about those ‘quick’ trips to the grocery store for lettuce (it was taco night, can’t go without lettuce now can I? Oh, and sour cream, and ever more soda, and what holiday is coming next…I better stock up on jujuhearts/starburstjellybeans/cinnamonsantas because they don’t sell those year round you know?). And don’t get me started on “I only need one little birthday gift for a kid birthday party so I’ll run into Target quick”, yeah right. $100 later, here I come with 18 bags. I mean WHY do they sell groceries in Target for heaven’s sake?

I honestly celebrate when I make it through ONE STINKIN’ day when I don’t pull out the plastic for ANYTHING. And a week? I guess I can dream, eh?


Today was going to be my spending free day. But then I remembered that I owed my brother-in-law money for shipping some items to me. I got onto paypal, and a few type keys later. $12 spent today, and I didn't leave my house, I didn't even get dressed! Maybe tomorrow? Oh, it's Saturday? Probably not.

I have stayed away from Target all week. But I slipped up and ran into Wal-Mart to return some shoes. Ended up buying some supplies for making more bags and purses. Also I've bought a few groceries, but so far have kept it to a minimum. We're eating a lot of rice and beans this month.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Even when I sit here and think about saving money there is usally about 15 things that need to be paid or bought.

We are a consumable community after all...

Paul & Megan Hawkes said...

Since I started my food group, I really don't spend as much at the store, and to eat out. It makes me sick to think of how much I spend when I do go to Wal-Mart. I don't even have anything to show for it. Great Post.
Megan

Good & Crazy said...

Yeah, I hate thinking about all the things we buy, really only to toss in the trash. And all the packaging these days...it's boggling. I just made up a little 'shopping' bag, one you fold up into itself and tuck into your purse. I can't wait to try it out at say the craft store. I end up with small items that I have to have a bag for, so no I can whip out my 'green' bag instead! I'll post photos tomorrow.

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

Its really hard not to spend. Especially since its just a click away on the internet!!


Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!



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