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When I should have been watching the pennies, I ignored finances...

August 28th, 2012 at 11:45 am

I became disabled basically August 1, 2010. Basically for 2 years I hated looking at our finances. I rarely posted here, I rarely read anything financial.

Now a month after starting my new job and 2 weeks after arriving here in Temecula, I am finding myself interested again. It doesn't take a psychologist to figure out the two are connected.

I was frugal and I thought about money, but I dreaded paying the bills, planning etc. I did start using coupons and after one particularly bad mexican restaurant meal with friends, I started Friday Night Dinners....

I was home and my friend, after staying home with her kids for 18 years, was working full-time. Our husbands are total bff's and have man-dates at least once a week. One Friday they asked us to go out to dinner with them (my friend has always hated cooking even when she was a stay-at-home wife). So out we went to the local Mexican place. The food was awful, barely warm and for the 4 of us it was $50.00.

I told them from now on I would make dinners on Friday nights....so I started. I would take the opportunity to try something new and sometimes other people would come. When their youngest daughter started basketball season we didn't get to do it as often. However, they never plan meals so occasionally DH and I will call if we have a lot of food and ask them up. They always come.....one time bringing the husband's sister and her DH. We had cooked a turkey that day. In return they have brought stuff to us from Costco and not let us pay and have helped do household stuff too.

We are lucky to have such good friends who live only 2 blocks away.

4 Responses to “When I should have been watching the pennies, I ignored finances...”

  1. mamasita Says:

    You are indeed blessed to have such good friends so close by!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    What a blessing to have good friends! Your Friday Night dinners sound like a great idea.

  3. Jerry Says:

    This is a great idea, and I think that it also leads to an excellent example of how getting other people involved can offer some insurance that a valuable activity (like your Friday dinners) continues to reap benefits. Sometimes if you try to do something all on your own it can fall by the wayside easier.
    Jerry

  4. cv category resume writing services Says:

    I totally share your opinion. When there are some similar or relevant situations, I act completely the same. I think that it is a personality type. Anyway, good post, thanks for sharing!

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