I thought this picture was appropiate to me at the moment!. I did not intend to be so sporadic in my blog posts. My Januuary No Spend whet slightly pear shaped due to a new addition to the family!. No not that, this!. This is Hetty she has been very naughty & gobbled up my hairband!. Hetty cost £109.00(phew). I ummed & ummed. My previous cheaper hoovers both went to the hoover yard. I read reviews on Hetty and they were glowing. I must stay she does the job well & quietly to. Then I went & bought a new bag from Asda as my bag was driving me insane ,where I could not find anything & bits were getting lost in the torn lining that I already repaired once!. Food budget has be blown out the water!. I must admit I am enjoying all the healthy stuff. Do not mention the Lindt Sea salt chocolate which is lovely, but not so that you eat a whole bar go to bed wake up in the night feeling really crook and then go and sit by the toilet with your head down it. Serves me right really for being so darn greedy!.Apart from that I have been super good on eating healthy!.
As you know Me & Mr No Spend have been switching over to a joint bank account. We just thought it was a case my name would be put onto his bank account. Of course not!. They opened up a whole new bank account. We then had to switch all the direct debits over to the new account. They then said we could not have an overdraft. Not that we want one, but untill we sort ourselves out we need one. We are still sorting bits out now!. My emergency pot is empty. I think sometimes I get frustrated as I have such good intentions for us as a family. Yet the cost of living is so high and sometimes it is hard to catch up with ourselves. Apart from an odd carvery meal a couple of times a year. We are not a spendy family. I would like to see my emergency fund start & perhaps grow!.I think that is the thing as a family we do not have loads to throw at savings etc and I get frustrated at the slowness. Or how I start a fund only for it to get used on something else that we need. I am doing a little cleaning job once a week for 3 hours which is good. I do want to work more eventually but as you know need to sort myself out & feel better. I went for the consultation at the Cbt place & will meet who I will be working with on the 30th of this month. I always felt I should be able to sort things out myself. But no I am asking for help this time. DD stayed the other night and was easy to be around. Sometimes if I think to hard it is a surreal situation not having my DD at home ,where she should be. At the moment things are good even though we are living apart. Of course it does feel odd at times & if I am having a sad day I feel that she does not love her mum & dad. But I guess I am using the time to gather strength & make a start at healing my mind.
I am still having a few problems leaving comments on blogs. I do not really understand why but I am sure it is something to do with settings. Blessed Life blog I cant seem to leave a comment on your blog. But wanted you to know I am thinking of you x x.
Other blogs If I havent been on your blog & left a comment it is because I cant get on. Its a bit frustrating as I miss leaving comments. I am there honestly!. It feels like stopping by without saying hello!.
My Mini Goals Monday
- Make sure I keep my 5 a day fruit & veg up.
- Keep my spending diary up(failed miserably)
- List a few things on ebay
- Read a few pages of my new book
- Do my pilates dvd twice this week
- Check on our online banking play, around with figures
Also sold a mens shirt that I bought at a car boot sale for £2.00 that went for £18.76( was very surprised & pleased). I did buy the shirt for Mr No Spend but it was far to big for him.
This is what I am reading(only just started) my mum bought it in the charity shop passed it on to my sister who has read it & now it is passed on to me. I really wanted to see this film at the cinema. I will read maybe 5 - 10 pages a day. It will take me a while to read!