Hello! Today I find myself at home, in bed. Insomnia, too much Kettle Corn (popcorn is a huge no-no for me) and a limpy sore ankle has me down for the count. One or other would be fine, but all three, is just too much at once.
Today I was going to post my Halloween decorations that I put up at work. However, something came up and I think I will post that tomorrow.
Actually, what came up was a comment that Louise left me. It really kind of confuses and concerns me. More on that in a minute.
I just wanted to clear the air with all my readers, who I just love! You are all so kind and understanding as well as super patient with me as I succeed and fail my way through this Chapter 13 journey.
Here’s the deal. I hope you know that I don’t think myself as a Finance Guru, or a Lifestyle Diva, or a Super Mom or a Frugal Queen or anything of that nature. Please feel free click on my newly updated blog roll for the truly great links to the real experts in all those areas! I love to read those blogs too!
However this not an expert blog. I am none of those things. Please! What I am is an underpaid working class, single mom who is a financial disaster. I have made huge mistakes in all areas of my life and now that I am in my fifties, I’m trying to clean most of them up. Rome was not built in a day, my bad habits are dying hard! This is not easy. Have you ever been in a Chapter 13? If not, then congrats, I envy you. If you have or are now, then trust me, I feel you!
If you want to read how to be frugal, be beautiful, cook delicious meals, travel, live a certain lifestyle perfectly. Then this blog is not for you, but you can come here for the great blog roll~!
If you want to come and see how I try to navigate the Chapter 13, my ups and downs, my good and bad choices, watch my successes and failures then please stay with me.
So here is the comment that made me feel the need to clear the air:
At first when I read Louise’s comment I was sure that she was only offended that I called the Emu’s at the pumpkin patch “ugly birds”. I can totally agree with Louise that was an insensitive and uncalled for comment on my part and I will certainly try to be more considerate.
But what really stood out to me was her venom at my purchases such as Cabo, inexpensive perfume and my used Fitbit. She further commented about my cheap Cover Girl blush too and my duct tape! :-( I really don’t think those items annoy her. I think what really annoys her is that I have the gall to buy anything at all!
Maybe people think if you are in a Chapter 13 you should not buy one thing that can’t be eaten or worn. Newsflash, there is a budget item for entertainment.
Now… honestly, since I don’t have savings I probably should not be buying anything. But that is what I do and that is how I am and this is my blog and I am honest and you will see me do stupid things all the time that will probably chap your buns! Sorry.
I also know that if you are a more practical person than I am I must frustrate you terribly. If that is the case and if I make you uncomfortable, don’t read me. Don’t judge me.
Some posts I whine that I’m broke and don’t have enough for this or that, some posts I say how afraid I am of my current situation and some posts I tell you what a great deal I just got on something. ;-)
I know that I don’t always make the best choices. I am trying to get through this Chapter 13 and have a life that is not all penny scrimping all the time! I hope I won’t be sorry someday. I hope I can make it through this my own peculiar way.
I know my decisions don’t make sense to a lot of people, but it is my world, my blog and my Chapter 13. I am navigating it the best way I know.
So dear reader thank you for your support even if it goes against your grain and for reading and keeping me company during my journey.
I hope you come back often and find some value here.