Sunday, October 5, 2008


I have started to moderate my comments again. I love getting comments and I read all of them but I don't like getting comments that are by people who have advertising web pages. If I wanted advertising my whole page would be covered in it.

I feel better now that I have got that out of my system.....

Now I have had two days of fun and frivolity - so much so that I am taking a leaf out of Frogdancer's book and having a skintflint Sunday. I have never done one of these (not deliberately) so bear with me.

I don't know what I can offer to the world of non-spending but I cancelled an outing to a coffee club today as a result of looking at my finances........Today I will clean the house, school work, read a few blogs, read my books that I have promised to finish and then, if there is enough time, I will cut out a pattern to sew up.

I went out to dinner the last two nights - both nights I had a good dinner, a drink and a chocolate for less then $20. I am impressed. But then I have been out doing other things as well - spending LOTS of money. Loved every minute of it but think it is time to stop and do nothing with money for a while.

The dinners were catch up with a large group of people I haven't seen for a while.

Last night I sat and chatted with a few people that make me laugh a great deal. Not so much for anything silly but because of all the random things they have said.

Friday night I went to dinner with another group of people who I haven't seen for a while - although K and Foo were there, thank goodness. Two of the people who were there had dated for a while. Both very intense, lovely people but how they dated without killing each other I do not know.

They have split now and they both came to dinner. They sat each side of me and did not talk to each other. They arrived one after the other and sat down either side of me. Unfortunately no one else had arrived. There we sat. I had a conversation with one while the other looked stormily into the distance. I then had the SAME conversation with the other while the other looked away. I tried, stupidly, to connect them but was greeted with ice spears the size of tree trunks.

That's when K and Foo turned up. Thank goodness.

It is not and was not my issue (their dating and break up) but I was part of the first meeting after the break up......I am still reeling from the intensity. I think that is one of the reasons I need this day in my cave........skintflint or whatever.


Anonymous said...

Oh Widget, I hear your words on so many levels! The spending - I always do too much spending in the school holidays. I spend the last weekend panicing. Is it pay week next week??? Then the next holidays I do it all over again...

I am not ready to go back to school next week. We have POLITICS with a capital P this year and whilst my passion for the students and committment to what I do has not waned, my brain and head are so over adults behaving badly.

Mandatory committees mean there is no escape. Pah.

As for the firnds issue, yep and yep again. And while you know it's not your issue it's so hard to be Switzerland sometimes.

Enjoy your day in your cave. It's a good place to be.

Anonymous said...

Gee, you'd think with my edukayshun I'd have learned to spell..

Anonymous said...

The two should have known better than to show up early like that, increasing the odds that it would just be the two of them. Or, if they can't get along, then one of them should have decided to just stay home. It isn't fair to make you go through their issues just because they can't be civil for a few minutes. I just get irritated with situations like that.

Vanessa said...

It's always good to catch up with old friends. I know the creativity from having to be careful with spending. I usually have potluck dinners (everyone brings a dish) then I can still see friends and spend very little money. Movies and books from the library, go to a book group to discuss a certain book. I'm full of ideas! Glad it's been a good weekend.

Bayjb said...

I love catching up with old friends! Sounds like fun. I agree about people promoting Web sites in comments. That's just not necessary.