I'm so inspired by the blogs I've been following. I'm trying very hard to be a more ethical human being, and more gentle on the earth. Ever since joining Simple Savings( simplesavings.com.au ) I have found myself surrounded (even only in cyber-world) by the most inspiring of ladies!
So I am getting the finances under control. So much so that I was able to permit myself to buy some new clothes on the weekend (because I'm sick of looking like a walking example of "oh judith, see! Thats what happens when you become a mother, look how she's let herself go") and I even managed to do it in both a second and a first hand way! Firstly, I scoured the local op shops and got a very nice new top and a fairly flattering skirt for only $3 a piece. Then I went 'sales' shopping and bought jeans, a top, and 2 dresses all for under $70. When I got home I delightedly added them to my walk in, and then re-addressed the issue of 'what I have'. I still would like to purchase some new tops, as I have quite a few skirts that are in more than reasonable condition but they just don't 'go' with any of my tops! So all being well I should still come under my budget!
Sorry, I know I'm rambling, but it's the first time in two years I've actually had money to spend entirely on myself! And then - and THEN - I counted up all my 'spare' pocket money, and I had $200 in change! How exciting is that?!!! So it's now re-invested and will be decided upon in the very near future!
I'm going to start planning my vegetable patch very soon. There are some 'rules' I must live by, as the family day care situation doesn't allow any plants that are poisonous at any stage, so once that's all figured out, and the savings are there, I'm chopping down some rather intrusive palm trees and getting them mulched and left here as my own mulch, and then putting down some 'no dig' beds. I'm planning on some of my pocket money going on a compost bin, but at the moment, with a German Shepherd and little children it's not an ideal situation! Any advice appreciated!
Ok, so have a lovely week, who ever is watching....