So. OK. I maaaaaaay have ever-so-slightly gotten distracted with the fun of being a blogger, and finding cute photos, and thinking of silly things to write about and I maaaaaay have accidentally broken a few rules and pooosssibbblyy I forgot that the point of this endeavour is to pay off my debts.
Look! A cute picture!
Pay no attention to the balance on my line of credit!
Thanks everybody for your helpful suggestions re: my overdraft crisis of yesterday. First, thanks to my sister for pointing out that the word "erstwhile" as in "my erstwhile frugal companion" means "former." That is totally the wrong word! I had thought it meant "dependable, handsome," but I was incorrect. For the record, my frugal companion is handsome, thrifty, dependable, and did I meantion handsome? Also, tall.
|My frugal companion looks basically like this. Except he doesn't wear a hat.|
Anyway. Lots of excellent suggestions came up in the comments for my BACKDRAFT posting, and ultimately, I think I need to cut the cord. It's a great idea to have a little money-cushion, then gradually stop using the overdraft using willpower. Sadly, I don't have willpower, and that won't work anytime soon.
I think that blogging's most fun when I've got a challenge going, and it's been AGES AND AGES since my last challenge. So, effective my next payday (the 16th) I am going to remove the overdraft.
I won't think of it as having $200 less, but rather, I will think of it as I have $200 more per paycheck (b/c it won't be going to pay off the overdraft).
|Note to self: reread and pay attention to the moral of The Little Engine That Could.|
I think I can, I think I... oooh, look at the cute overalls that kid is wearing on the cover.
In other news, I accidentally bought a dress on eBay last night. I didn't mean to! That's totally not breaking my no-internet-shopping rule because I thought I was clicking for more details, but I accidentally clicked on bidding, and you can't back out of a bid so blah blah blah a dress is on its way to me from Australia for $45. On the upside, it's totally cute!
|This is the dress I accidentally bought.|
In my own defence, I only accidentally bid $24. Then the shipping from Australia is another $20.
Cute though, right?