Monday, March 16, 2009

No Spending Monday

But is it really a no spending Monday if I used electricity, gasoline and propane? Ok, no spending besides utilities, insurance, registration, property tax, am I forgetting anything? It is very difficult to spend nothing at all. If I had nothing to protect, no possessions to insure or replace and no worries about sickness or injury, no need for light or refrigeration or transportation, then I could truly spend nothing. Like the pioneers. I could also catch cholera and die at a young age.

Ok, nevermind. I don't mind spending a little bit every day to make my life a little safer and hopefully last a little longer. Oh...I forgot food, I ate today too.

Other than not spending superfluous monies, I was able to lend my glider/rocking chair to a friend who is having visitors and lacks furniture. I am glad someone is able to use it for a while. I feel kind of greedy sometimes looking at all of the stuff in my mobile home. I offered sheets, blankets and dishes too but they had enough.

Let's see if I can do a no superfluous spending Tuesday too.


Sharon S said...

Hi there-well done on the no spending, wishing you a good week my dear!

KoBold said...

"No spending Monday"?
Make it a "Buy Nothing Monday". That would exclude regular fees, putting emphasis on not making unnecessary purchases.
Nevertheless, being frugal is about not making unnecessary purchases, ever, isn't is?

Daizy said...

Hi Sharon Rose, hope you have a lovely week too!

KoBold, but then I couldn't use the word 'superfluous' :) If I never make unnecessary purchases does that mean I can never buy a horse?

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

non superfluous is a mouthful.

It is sort of discouraging in a way to realize that you need to spend money each and every day. Not as depressing as death by cholera, as you point out...

Daizy said...

Over the Cubicle, I figured out that my life costs $23 per day on my $700/m budget. Without health insurance. The panhandlers on the corner say they make $50-$100 per day. Interesting.

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Sounds like you would only have to panhandle 7 to 14 days. Not bad :)