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Lately, I am the poster child for how NOT to do things

April 15th, 2008 at 09:42 pm

Thank you friends for all of your support regarding my mom. We are taking things one day at a time and I will post as we learn the results...

Now about my mind lately...I truly feel like the "before" picture lately...or the poster child for what you dont want to do.

I finally took care of the Netflix issue..NO, I did not mail the movie back because it somehow got misplaced after I delegated the mailing to DD1...so, after procrastinating 5 months and then just paying for the darn movie, I figure I spent $60 dollars..the ironic part...I NEVER WATCHED THE MOVIE. ugh.

Oh well, I can check that off the list now.

Today, I took my books back to the library...unfortunately, there were a few I could not renew online as they had been reserved by others...I should have returned them before vacation, but got busy and completely forgot...so over $10 in late fees today...and again, ironically...for BOOKS I DIDNT FINISH READING! ugh again...

again...at least I am not on the most wanted list at the library anymore.

I think the biggest irony is that I often counsel others on budgets and finance...and have helped several friends and family get on track....and then I do really dumb stuff like this.

Aich...I need to walk my own talk...I need to practice what I preach...I need to do as I say instead of as I do....

50 lashes with a wet dollar bill--and a commitment to do better now that I have a fairly clean slate.


5 Responses to “Lately, I am the poster child for how NOT to do things”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    May I share that poster pic with you?? I am soooo guilty of the same things. Especially the library!! I am wondering if this is why they never hired me? I figure I am supporting my librarians, right?? RIGHT????Okay, wet lashes......

  2. Apprentice Fun-Frugalist Says:

    I know exactly how u feel.... I'm sure everyone who is trying to stick to a plan hiccups every now and then !!

    I'm the same trying to stick to a food diet and away from the chocolate !! :-)

    I know it is easier said than done sometimes, but when we done slip up, we shouldn't beat ourselves up over it too much because then we might just say "fxxx it" and go on a major binge !! haha

    Best wishes for your mom


  3. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Hello my name is L.L. Frugalis, and I too slip up sometimes. I'll take my 30 lashes w/a wet dollar bill and try to do better in the future.

    Life HAPPENS ya know! Big Grin
    But does it always have to happen w/FEES???? Gaaaa!!!

    I woke up this morning with resolve to MAKE A LIST. I always get MUCH more accomplished and less things like this happen to me when I'm faithful to making a daily To-Do list.

    Let's just try to turn today into a Ta-Da day and get lots crossed off.

    Hugs & Kisses to you and Nana both!!!


    Oh and wipe that drop off your back, you look much better when those dollar bills are tucked neatly in your purse instead!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    It is understandable. You have had a rough year! Hope things get better.

  5. nance Says:

    Living with a lot of stress does complicate things. You are doing the best you can, so don't be hard on yourself.
    Things will eventually get better.

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