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People Before Money

January 22nd, 2017 at 12:20 am

That's what Suze Orman says, and that's what I was operating on today. Despite my plan to spend as close to nothing as possible, I went out to breakfast with C and DIL and my grandson. It just felt right. We need to treasure these good times.

Also spent about $1.50 on parking. I'm not sure, because my grandson kept shoving in coins from my coin purse before I could count them, but we ended up with about an hour and a half in time, so I assume we spent $1.50.

I planned to go to the gym this evening, but it's not going to happen. I WILL do it in the morning.

I was very domestic today. I baked molasses cookies, which I froze in individual baggies for my lunches, and I worked on shortening a pair of pants I bought at Goodwill some time ago. I'm going to double hem them, and I'm about halfway done. I'll finish them tomorrow. So, baking and sewing, very home ec, right? I also really scrubbed my stovetop, which never looks very clean, but at least it looks better.

Grandson's basketball game was very exciting. A win for us! That's why we had the celebration breakfast.

Unfortunately, my son couldn't come because he has strep throat. I am so hoping I don't come down with it. I've finally conqurered the cough from my last cold -- I don't want more illness. But I do think I kissed him the other day....

4 Responses to “People Before Money”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Crossing my fingers for no strep! I think your breakfast was an excellent idea.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you don't have strep. Miserable stuff if you do and if you do, rest and take care of yourself.

    You are right, people first. I just finished a book called "Shoptism" and it is about how companies get folks to keep buying. A lot of its as common sense, but the author pointed out that there are different types of spenders. The tightwad is the person who above all else, finds it truly painful to spend on anything. DH is now reading the book and when I told him about this, we immediately commented about a friend of ours who fits the bill exactly. He has money -- could live very comfortable -- but spending anything is painful. His mom is in her middle 90s and still alert mentally and can get around decently with a cane or walker. I have repeatedly told him to plan to take his mom out to lunch because he's going to be sorry he didn't do more things with her. He has never married and he is truly dedicated to her, but won't spend money by taking her out. I know she enjoys eating out so it would be a treat.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Strep isn't any fun - hope you don't get1

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I am not a true tightwad. I am only too happy to spend money when it means good times with people I love.

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