In fact the last 6 weeks I’ve been completely under the weather. No running, reduced blogging, little decluttering and zero motivation to do pretty-much-anything. The doctor’s verdict is pleurisy.
I think I may have another ailment also. Is there such a thing as frugality burn-out?
Being frugal suddenly feels like a chore. It’s not fun. It’s always been fun.
On my way to Aldi this morning (which nearly didn’t happen as I lay on the sofa after the school-run) I popped into my previous, more expensive supermarket. It’s St Georges day in the UK tomorrow, and the Kids are dressing up in red, white and blue. This supermarket has a range of good quality but sensibly priced kids clothing.
I didn’t make it to Aldi. I admitted defeat and made a few emergency purchases to get us through the next couple of days at Chez Wright.
Now, I’m not a ready meal fan – as this post explains. But can you see today’s lunch?
And what about the 15 olives I just paid £1.87 for? (reduced of course – I’m not that ill!).
There’s a granola topped yogurt for after lunch. Lot’s of added cost built-in there for convenience. And the probiotic drink, that’s to try to limit the damage of the second lot of antibiotics I’ve been prescribed. After much deliberation I decided to take the medication. On my gut be it!
This flu has left me with more than just a painful cough. It’s draining my wallet?
Okay, so my sense of humour is finally returning. As is my desire to blog. I’m thinking things are on the up?
I’m painting a bleak picture of my spending, aren’t I? Things aren’t that bad. A tiny blow-out today. Oh and a manicure and pedicure tomorrow – I need some TLC.
Back on track I’m sure in the next few days.
After all, who can be focused 100% of the time? I’m a moderate gal. If I can consciously spend 80% of the time then I’m heading in the right direction
How about you? Do you ever get the urge to splurge?
To end on a happy note, here’s what the cake structure and black iced circles turned into, for those who read Friday’s post…
Have a great day y’all