Let’s Talk About Money. . .

And cringe when we do so. . . I suck at money management. If I wasn’t such a control freak, I would hand it off to my mom to deal with but I am a control freak. While I have  some money hanging around (that would be a big ole thanks to the attempted charge on my card last week).  I want to get to the point where I have money sitting in a savings account, hanging out so when say, a cool trip comes up, I could just say book it! Or those too good to be shoes that I adore but never will buy until I have all kinds of money sitting around that allows me not to think about this bill, or the car or the rent or whatever else.

But such is life. I go back and forth on the second job thing, I also go without a lot of wants. See, at least I got that part figured out! That purse I saw at Kate Spades? That is clearly a WANT. I know that one day the student loans will be gone, the car payment gone but until then, all of these cute little wants that I have are a pipedream. I am completely okay with that though.

My life could be much worse off, so I will shut up now and love the fact that I have a car, a roof over my head and the cat has foot because food for the cat is much more important than my wants. Trust me, he has a voice that has yet to quiet down.

What is the one thing you would love to buy (that is on your list of WANTS?) but you can’t justify it right now. My list is embarrassing and long, so I will just say this, between the books, movies, shoes and clothes I am embarrassed by how much stuff I really want. I don’t need any of it though. So I look at it online or in the store, sigh and move on.

Come on, share please! I promise I won’t tell anyone!


What you see is what you get; I am a Nashville girl who is single, again. I use the blog to get my inner, tortured, wanna be writer angst out. One day I just may write a book. I have been stumbling through life for 43 years now, I love to cook, read and figure out more embarrassing ways I can either harm myself (thank you hula hoop of 2010 and the case of the thrown back) or just prove how inept I am at household chores and dieting. The people you read about on here are real but most have had their names changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent. And I really should make a list of them so I can remember! Enjoy, read, mock, laugh and comment, it really isn't difficult. Plus, I would prefer reading comments from real people as opposed to the weird spam comments I keep getting. Plus, I will always find the hardest path to follow and take that one, why would anyone want to take the easy way?!

7 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Money. . .

  1. Forgive me for pointing this out, but if you are a control freak how did you lose control of your money management? Honest question – not a criticism.

    1. The simple answer? I was stupid. I still have those moments of stupidity but I am really thinking about things now. As much as I love the stuff I saw in Nordstroms this weekend, I know that I am not on the kind of level financially. So I look, smile and dream.

      I am my father’s daughter and wow, that apple didn’t fall that far from the tree. Up until a couple of years ago, I never thought about the future or saving money for a rainy day. It is embarrassing yes but I make do and one day I just might not have to worry about what I spend on things. Until then I look for the sales, I really think about the item and then I might buy it. But more often than not, I don’t. And the only silver lining to living on a tight budget and being overweight is I hate everything that is out there for clothing options. So no clothes for me!

      I wish I had done it your way because you are my hero when it comes to money.

      1. Amy, I screwed up early. Way early. And married a banker, so I learned about money in the years we were married. I didn’t mean to be high and mighty and I apologize if I came off that way. I believe it’s better late than never and you’ll come out of this.

      2. There was no high and mighty in that at all. No one likes to talk about money. LOL But yes, better late than never!

  2. Hmmmm, right now I want a settee for the non-used formal living room just to have something in there. But we are going to need a new dryer in the near future because ours is not drying the way it should so no settee for me.

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