Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, I complain well.

     Hubs is back to work and I need to get busy and get a few sewing projects done.  The shop has been slow with the snowy weather people just don't get out.  That is a good thing because they drive like idiots when they do.  I was able to get birthday cards out yesterday and need to do a deposit today.  People are slow paying at the studio for the first time all year.  Have you noticed that I have not been complaining about it?  But this month it is like pulling hens teeth.  Posters are done for the upcoming show so I need to get commercials done and orders in for those. 

     We went to the grocery store and pharmacy last night spent $39.00 at pharmacy and $ 27.00 at grocery store.  See meds always cost more than food.  Too bad we cannot eat medicine.  It might come to that.

     I know I should not complain but I am tired of the dull cold overcast weather.  I really want spring.  Although I love snow and we need moisture.  Three more weeks and we should see signs of spring I hope.  Then I will complain about yard work, just wait and see.  Because I have mastered the art of complaining.

     I want to bake some cupcakes for hubbies work, will probably do that later today.  I have valentine cupcake wrappers and cute little cake decos I bought on sale last year.  I also need to make at least 5 pans of short bread for Valentine gifts and treats.  I always buy the cupcake wrappers and decos after the holiday at Albertson's, they are usually marked down to .25 cents.  I think I have every holiday in a bin upstairs.

     This is my definition of the difference between cheap and frugal.  I buy cupcake wrappers and decos on sale for .50 cents.  I stock up on cake mixes when they are less than $1.  I make my own frosting, and I even have chickens for the eggs.  Then I make cupcakes several times a year for hubbies office.  A cheap person would not make someone else a treat.  A frugal person will do it up well but not really spend alot of money.  My cost of sending a batch of cupcakes to office less that $2.  It brings a little happiness for very little money.

     I have pockets to put on lab coats, a blouse to hem and a jacket to cut out so I am off to the sewing room.

Have a great and productive day!

Kim

12 comments:

  1. I love stockpiling stuff when it's cheap especially stuff that never goes back like cute cupcake holders. I'm going to have to get some this year for next year now!

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  2. For an office full of men? I'd save the .25¢ on special cupcake decos and wrappers and not do that(unless the special ones bought off season are cheaper than buying the regular type), cuz men really don't care about that sort of thing, as long as what's IN the wrapper tastes yummy.

    Decorating and presentation is so much a feminine trait. It's wasted on testosterone driven beings. lol

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    1. My hubby is full of female hormones then because when they are not decorated he complains. But you are right I could send burned cupcakes and they would eat them.

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    2. Well he is an artistic sort of fella, isn't he?

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  3. Having chicken for eggs is definitely a top of frugality, in my opinion :) I always shop after holiday sales and stock up.

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  4. And you complain well because you have had a lot of practice....practice makes perfect, right?
    Must be nice not to have to be in a situation where you have to practice whining......wish we knew that situation. lolz

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    1. If I am anything it is an over achiever!

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  5. You definitely have a right to complain. This winter has been harsh and I am tired of being stuck in the house!

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  6. Cupcakes, yum! I agree, I wouldn't mind decos on cupcakes, but they do make them all that more appealing. And hey, it may be an office full of men, but I swear they can be just as aesthetically minded as some women. I hope the parents remember that you, like them, need money to keep finances moving! I am sure they would NOT like it if their employer held their checks for a few weeks or months... so neither do you!

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  7. Hi Kim, thanks for stopping by North of Wiarton. I do know the difference quite well on how you explained between cheap & frugal. My family calls me cheap, they obviously do not know the difference , *smile*

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  8. Exactly it doesn't have to cost a bundle to make people happy. I just made two loaves of choc chip banananananan bread for DS to take into school tomorrow. There is another storm coming and the teachers have meetings with parents. Cost to me..almost nothing since I have it all already

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  9. I like your difference between cheap and frugal. I'm frugal. I have no issue being very generous with my time and money if necessary (for funerals). Your hubby is lucky to have you.

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