Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Why is it that at this time of year Money gets Tighter and everyone seems to be wanting more of mine!
Not only are we bombarded with Charities asking for gifts and donations... (some of which i don't mind supporting espeically the ones for low income families who need help providing christmas to their young kids) but id much rather sponsor a family or gift unwarpped toys to a toy drive! Also the Sally Ann Kettles are out and thats a nice touch too even if they aren't a very LGBT friendly group! After all they are a religious organization but still do some good work around christmas time!
Next comes the gifts! I am usually alot better at planning out a purchasing strategy but this year with alot of my close friends wanting cash or gift cards which we all agreed on im starting to do things last minute which is totally not me!
I've also been trying to put some away for January when i can apply for Zumba Instructor Training with any xmas cash i get! As well as Rent going up and my bus pass price going up 15% increase in cost and no longer being taken off my paycheck as that program is being Taken away and now will half to buy my own each month UGH!!! Hate this new Compass Card thing they are bringing out in the new year sometime!
What has suprised me the most is that I havent really spent much of anything on any christmas decoration crazy sprees or purchases aside from maybe 20$ at Canadian Tire on Decorations and 10$ at Target for Ornaments! Much of my stuff is from last year and still looks fantastic and classy so i kept it and am using it!
Funny thing is my Gift exchange with my few best friends is coming up this weekend and i still havent done 2 gifts yet and still need to wrap family gifts and get something for my mom and middle brother/SisinLaw (i know what im getting just half to buy it). Again more money needed for that! UGHH!!! Luckliy it will be payday this weekend but having to buy and get all those gifts done will help wipe me dry!
Ohh boy if money only grew on trees I'd be super happy! Maybe If i win the Lottery things will be much easier! LOL!
(I know one can only dream! RIGHT???)