Those little money goblins Hmf!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Those little money goblins Hmf!
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Wed, 10-26-2011 - 11:12am

My husband was away this week for work, Mon and gets back late tonight. So It was just me and the kids for the better part of this week.

After reading some of the posts about weight and not eating out.....I decided the $25 in my wallet would go towards(saving for) my husban's Christmas present. I would like to get him a digital thermometer so you can have the read out inside and a sensor outside. We were painting the windows this fall and we had one attached to the sill but it fell off and broke in the process. I think I can get one at Canadian tire, although I don't know how much they cost.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 11:13am
Oh and I need to get a Halloween costume and no time to do that really......or money lol!
Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 11:34am
Money Goblins....I like that!

It is true, it is always something. Giving DD11 an allowance helps with the little things, so she isn't "dollaring" me to death. But the other stuff still comes up.

And while I am here, the $10 a week allowance for DSS17 is working. We decided against holding him accountable for anything more than junk food and normal teenage odds and ends. He is learning some inexpensive lessons. (i.e. misses school bus and has to spend his own money to take the City bus)

Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 12:42pm

Old poo...don't you hate those goblins....

Hang in there!

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2009
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 2:25pm
Is the costume for you...

I think you would make a wonderful Glinda(the good witch from wizard of Oz)

Duke
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 3:49pm
I didn't even get the goblin reference was referring to the kids til the very end! LOL! Went through that last night with ODD, and add the Halloween costumes and candy and poof, yep, all mine is gone too til payday on Monday.
Photobucket
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Registered: 08-29-2006
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 2:10am

Oh yes I hear you and I'm so sorry.

I like your idea about adding the pix to the sinking fund - good plan and hopefully less tension for the up-comming years.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 9:03am
A friend of mine got her senior pictures taken and copied like that 15 years ago, it was the first time someone hadn't done "the package". Looking back now, her parents were so smart! My ODD and a few of her friends do photography, as well as my brother. I may have a small studio package done for her indoors, head shots, but all the outdoor ones, we'll have one of her friends or my brother do them, and she does all her own photo editing and printing. I haven't made it to that episode of Downsized yet, but I remember spending a good $300 on senior pictures when we did mine.
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Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 11:46am
I remember mine being expensive, also. And mine was all in the studio. I think it is easy to forget how long those can take to do, the photographers overhead, etc. etc. Especially if you go on location. So I was not suprised at all at the prices on Downsized.

We did my DD's at Picture People. They offered a Senior type package that is different than their typical packages. Turned out great!

Serenity
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 11:51am
We were debating having hte studio ones done down here in Texas and the outdoor ones done in Michigan because she wanted "real green trees" in her pictures! LOL! Given the drought conditions down here, I think that'll be what we end up doing. But yes, the overhead definitely isn't cheap, but digital editing and everything has definitely cut down on some of the costs.
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Registered: 07-24-1997
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 2:44pm

Money goblins, that is hilarious!

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