Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Murphy's Law

One of Murphy's Laws must certainly be that if Little Doggie is playing with his Gum Gum Bar (a flexible, stick-like chewing toy), he will most certainly play with it near the couches upstairs and most certainly the toy will roll under the couch where he can't reach it and he will most certainly scratch and scratch at the couch in attempt to get it.

This is even morel likely to happen if you have just gotten the Gum Gum Bar out from under one of the couches and given it back to him.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Not Just Complaining, Ranting

Why do people decide they can live beyond their means? Is it such a hard idea to grasp that if you can't afford it, you don't get it?

This drives me crazy! Hubby and I have followed the rule that if we don't have the cash, we don't buy it. This doesn't mean we pay cash for everything. We use a credit card to pay for most things, but then we pay off the bill every month. We have the money in our bank account ready and waiting, because we only bought things we could afford.

When Hubby wanted the digital widescreen tv, we saved for months and months before we bought it. Same for taking trips or anything else big ticket. It isn't fun to wait, but it's what we do. When it's time to Christmas shop, we figure out how much we have to spend and then decide how much to spend on everybody. Not spend and then try to figure out how to pay the electric bill.

It's not my problem if someone else can't pay their bills, but I still worry about it when I see them buying things they don't need/can't afford. Okay, I realize the worrying is my issue, I just want to talk some sense into the overspenders of the world.

Quit it! Waiting and saving the money doesn't mean you deserve the thing any less than someone who can buy it with less sacrifice. You don't have to keep up with the Jones'. Besides, they're probably sweating bullets trying to figure out how they're going to pay the mortgage.

Friday, December 03, 2004


If someone is parked outside a movie theater and they're blocking traffic, is it really that obnoxious to roll down your window and tell them they are only 15 feet from an open parking spot?