Friday, February 24, 2006

Things to be happy about...

Ok, well, time to assess what I have to be happy about...

~ Today is pay-day...

I'm always happy about payday, I enjoy stocking the cupboard with food, we live from week to week, so by Wednesday night our cupboards and fridge are usually looking a bit bare...

I love paying bills, I just love knowing we don't have bills outstanding, this stems from my childhood when we were always in a lot of immediate debt and because mum worked so many hours in the day it was my job to go pay for the bills, at aged 14, it was a lot of responsibility to bear, knowing how little money we actually had, and so ever since, I've been a bit precious about paying off bills quickly...

~ I FINALLY - after 10 years of living with Dave, and nearly 8 years of marriage, bought us new crockery and cutlery - when we first moved in together we bought an el cheapo 16 piece cutlery set from Safeway, with blue plastic handles, I've longed for a "proper" set of cutlery for years, and today bought Wiltshire stainless steel 42 piece (6 settings) set at 30% off...

We have only every had bits and pieces of crockery, never a full set, some of his and some of mine... Today I bought plain white (Dave wanted white) square 16 piece set, I'm actually going to buy a second set tomorrow - didn't really think about it today but at 40% off and being that we're a family of 5 we could do with a second set... Only $35...

Here they are... (not including the mugs that came with the crockery)...


Everything I bought was very plain so I can add in new stuff later and not have to worry too much about matching...

~ I lost 1.5kg this week. That's actually a bit more than I'd like because I believe that anything over a kilo a week is likely to be waterloss, and being a full time breastfeeding mum, I can't afford to become dehydrated, but YAY! I'm still happy for having lost more weight!

~ Dave started talking more about what he wants out of the computer when he leaves work, which means he's thinking about what he wants to do - which is a relief (sometimes I think he is just living for right now, LOL)... We looked at laptops, but he also really wants to buy our own software because he didn't enjoy the rigmorol with our computer when my motherboard died at Christmas... I was surprised at what you could get from a regular shop (Dick Smith) for around $1100 - laptops used to be soooo expensive...'

~ Dave got Erik a workbook last weekend to help him learn to read and write - this is totally a Dave thing, not my style at all, but Erik actually WANTED to do three pages in it this week (admittedly I LOVED workbooks as a kid, so why shouldn't he?)...

4 comments:

Leah said...

Congrats on the 1.5 kgs! Love the new purchases, how exciting to be checking out your laptop :D

katef said...

oh love that square dinner set... vry funky! And wow another 1.5 kgs... you are doing so well... wish I had half your motivation!

Bin Mitch's Mum said...

ooh, ooh, I loved workbooks too!!! Sometimes I see them in the shops now and just want to buy one for me just so I can fill them in...
Yeah, my laptop was $1300 including software and they've come down more since then too, I could never go back to a desktop now, love it, love it :) And wow on the weight loss too, won't recognise you next time we see you ;)

Heather said...

That is a beautiful set of dinnerware!!

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