As I write this it's four minutes until the New Year. Dolly is sleeping at Grandmas, The Rambling Expat is fast asleep as he is off fishing early tomorrow and I sit here enjoying blogs and sites I love. When I finish typing, it will be 2013 and uncertainty will increase as we move closer to my partners impending job loss and the increase in utilities on the 1st of January. When the clock strikes 12:00 the costs will rise by 30% for electricity, 40% for water and 25% for sewerage.
|Me at 11:15pm on the 31 December 2012.|
Happy New Year!!! - the Fire Works have gone off and I've heard people in far off parties counting down so I looked at my computer clock and yes it's now 2013 in my part of the world. Therefor using this computer is now costing me 30% more.... And that infuriates me!
Other from that - today was another frugalicious day. I decluttered a little more while The Rambling Expat took Dolly for a swim at the public pool. (I have a friend who takes his family to luxury hotels and slips in their crystal blue pools. I love the idea but don't have the guts to do that. I did as a teen but as an adult I fear being told off if caught - however I do love the rebellion of it.) After her swim Dolly had a friend over for a playdate so I helped them make chocolate chip cookies from scratch and sew pretty scented draw sachets with scrap fabric from old clothes and lavender I had sitting around taking up space.
So once again another day where I decluttered a little more, used stuff up and didn't spend much of my precious money which needs to go into the mortgage faster. I was itching to go and have a browse at my local op shop but put myself to work doing dishes and sorting papers until the want subsided and eventually was forgotten and then... BANG! I went and purchased TAKE AWAY for dinner. Why-why-why-why-why????.... Because I didn't have delicious precooked meals in the freezer for an evening like tonight. This is something I will need to work on now that it's 2013 as this happens much too often for my liking.
Happy New Year,
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under.