This year, although we are only just inside April, has been particularly difficult, both emotionally and financially. Mainly due to me having Cancer. We had a very budget Valentines day (we didn’t do anything) and my birthday presents from Jonny and the kids were done for next to nothing too. I’m not complaining, I had a lovely day, because I had my Jonny and my girls with me. At the end of the day, the cliche is true – it is the thought that counts.
On Saturday, I ventured outside for the first time since my second surgery, and as I walked through town, I wistfully thought it would have been nice if I could have bought myself something. The truth is, we don’t have cash to spare at the moment. Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) doesn’t amount to much. Bunny needed new school shoes and a swimming costume (she’s been wearing the same one since she was 3!). The twins needed some dresses and tights, as my gorgeous little chubbys’ have none left that fit. So the money I had been saving, went on them.
Imagine my delight, when I got home and on checking my credit report, I found that I have almost repaid two of my store cards! One of these is my New Look card. That means there is available credit on them!
So, I think I might treat myself. Perhaps I’ll get one of these denim jackets? I might buy a new dress for the girls’ Christening in May or maybe an outfit for Britmums Live (a blog conference) in June. Maybe I could even buy myself something for our Holiday to Devon in April. I might even get Jonny something. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to max the card out again; but it would just be nice to treat myself after so much scrimping and saving lately.
How often do you buy things for yourself?
Faded Seaside Mama says
I don’t go mad often, but have become a bit of an eBay addict as I can limit my spending there and only buy things if they cost under a certain amount and when they do, I feel all excited that I got a bargain! Now I’ve got a little job though, I might need to indulge a little and get some new bits so I don’t go in looking like a tramp! I also love a charity shop find these days!
You deserve a treat so go mad. Put yourself first for a change!
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Chelsea Williams says
I rarely buy stuff for myself, I figure I am far to yucky!! x
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Emma Day says
Awww no don’t be silly! You have to indulge yourself from time to time. xx