Sunday, December 14, 2008

Crossing off the financial to-do list, not

Way back in March, I posted a list of the things I wanted to spend my spare money on, once I started earning again.

But I haven't managed to get many of those things done:

buying a compost bin (they probably don't cost much, but the boy isn't interested so if we get one it'll be because I paid for it)
Nope

- having my will done (I mean, as in "my will and living testament" or however it reads - not some kind of Willow-magic)
Nope

- buying shoes that are both stylish and super-comfy. (It may not be possible, but apparently Kumfs come pretty close.)
Yes. Twice.

- and some nice white shirts (I have a problem with white clothes, as they have to be washed separately - but I hate to underload the washing machine. So the only solution is to wear a lot more white)
Yes, if you count 2 nice white t-shirts.

- spend more time in cafes (probably in the form of half-hour lunch breaks, but time spent in a cafe is time pretending to be a Beautiful Person) Surprisingly, not really.

As you can see, the only items I could cross off my list are fashion-related.
There were further items which didn't get onto the blog post (putting in underfloor insulation, having my vision checked and getting new glasses, saving up to renovate the kitchen and bathroom), but they didn't get done either.

And now I'm unemployed again. So, not much achieved then.

On the other hand, my friends tell my I look very stylish now.

7 comments:

donnasoowho said...

I always tell Ray off for washing his white shirts in with other things but at the same time can never be bothered saving up enough white clothes to wash separately...

a few years ago I went to the public trust office and got my will and enduring power of attorney done (mostly cause if I"m in a coma I don't want my dad to be responsible for decisions about life support) and it's actually free. Well, it's free now and they take the fees out when you die - but I seem to recall the fees were quite reasonable. And it didn't take very long either. And the good thing about the PT is that they also ensure that your will is up to date, so send you reminds etc (and also build in for future events - like say more children or whatever). Unfortunately they're all out of date now, and my ex-still has enduring power of attorney theoretically....

Violet said...

In our household, I'm the one who turns white stuff pink. But then, the boy doesn't ever actually use the washing machine so that may be why.

You'd better get that sorted, or your ex could be putting you in a mental hospital out of spite.

donnasoowho said...

Well Ray and I are having a stand off where I won't nominate him until he sorts out his will, so I actually joke that if I was in a coma the ex would probably still be a person that I would trust to make the important decision. Although I did throw mine away - but in the absence of another one suspect that it's probably still valid (well if he's kept his copy that is).

donnasoowho said...

btw, do you have problems with your towels getting splotches on them? I do - and it drives me mad....

Violet said...

I don't have that problem with our towels. We do have a problem with towel fluff getting onto the rest of the machine load. But the worst washing machine problem is that often the clothes come out of there with undissolved detergent sticking to them. It's a real pain!

Angela said...

Hey you did complete some things.

You reminded me of that will thing again. I really gotta get on that one too.

Violet said...

angela: yes, you definitely should. so should I...