Linds and I are really ramping up our efforts to save and generate funds. We just got back from 4 hours of extra work for my uncle’s therapy company (giving kids at a Boys and Girls Club temporary tattoos and candy) and made 100$… CASH! Aww yeah. Last weekend we babysat and made some cash as well.
We haven’t gone out a single time since the beginning of September; even Starbucks (which admittedly, I absolutely love!), is a spurge. I felt so guilty this week playing Magic (yes, Magic: The Gathering… I’m a geek) with my buddies. They gave me a good deal for the cards and we had fun, but it was still a splurge of around 22$. I can’t start a habit of that.
One of the weekly things that Linds and I used to do before all this saving/trip nonsense was get take out Chinese food. Oh, that slimy, sugary General Tso’s chicken was too indulgent! Divine! And even more… No dishes afterwards. It was great. I love Chinese take out and we haven’t had it in a while… a long while (since before I left for Spain in June).
My birthday is coming up and maybe for dinner I’ll get a huge plate of General Tso’s and wash it down with a venti coffee from Starbucks. Mmmm!
I’d hate for this blog to turn into a rant about how much I miss frivolously spending (or hemorrhaging, as my friend, Chris says) money, but this sacrifice-based lifestyle is tough to get used to. Do I sound like a spoiled teenage girl? I just have to keep reminding myself how fresh and nourishing the Andean air atop Machu-Picchu will be. I take a great gulp and am at peace!