When Röbby told me I had to to “tighten my belt” I was very upset. I am extremely slender and would have to punch an extra hole on even an XS belt in order to make it any tighter. It turns out that is a phrase that means “save money”. Just say what you mean, honey!
I don’t mind being careful with our finances because of course we have a second home now. One of the suggestions Röbert made was that I could make my own smoothies instead of buying the expensive ones at the gym. That sounded doable, so I went right out on Monday and bought a Vitamix. It turns out that I don’t like chopping stuff up to put in the mixer and I also don’t like smoothies. I had only told Röbert that was what I was spending some money on because he is always so unreasonable about my clothing budget. Maybe Starling can use the mixer when she is doing her next cleanse.
I was feeling very thrifty, so I decided to also purchase a coffee maker so I don’t have to buy my coffee from that chic little shop downtown. It was hard to decide, but I chose this one.
Too bad I don’t care for coffee and I ended up going to to the coffee shop twice already because that is what I enjoy doing with my gal pals.
I also told Röb that I could make the children’s clothing, but honestly, that is pretty unrealistic. I went ahead and ordered handmade clothing made by other people for Starling and Merlin. They haven’t arrived yet but are so chic.
Despite all of my penny pinching I ran right through my weekly budget in the first two days. I tried the credit card I had borrowed from Röb’s wallet but he had cancelled it, so I had to call him. He was furious, and said that was my monthly budget, not my weekly one. LOL! I think he needs to make some more money.
Anywho, if anyone has some great money saving schemes, I would love to hear about them. Except not if they involve buying food at Walmart or Sam’s Club. No way.