Gosh, it is hot here. I mean Texas hot and I don't live in Texas, even if I do have Amarillo By Morning as my ring tone. I have been so busy these past couple of weeks that I've spent more on fast food than I probably have in months. That also explains a five pound weight gain...yikes!
There is definitely a direct correlation in my home between hours away from home and money spent. Fortunately, I am only a few weeks away from things calming down a bit (hopefully). A busy lifestyle can be a detriment to my attempts at frugality!
I had to stop by the gas station on the way home today so I went inside the little store and purchased a "caffeine free, sugar free" Pepsi. Which makes one wonder what is left but caramel color? However, this one time I didn't care... it was COLD! Somehow it seemed easier to hand the money over to the cashier for colored water than the same amount for a bottle of pure H2O.
Christopher and I spent the afternoon at the Junior College where a great deal of our money was left behind in the forum of tuition and brought home as books and supplies. I know it is an investment in his future but I could not help but think how far it would go at a library book sale. :)
For only three classes, the books (all purchased used that are available used) turn out to be around $500.00. Just one beaten up and used Biology book was $89.00. I know there have been articles written in the University's newspaper about the subject but the price students (aka: parents) are being charged for school books should be illegal. Okay, I can step down from my soapbox now.
I'm doing much better although little things can still make me break into tears. We received the most beautiful sympathy card from our Veterinarian today, with sweet pictures of cats on the front. That brought a few tears, especially remembering how wonderful she and her staff were to us and how well she took care of our girl.
I was waiting in a doctor's office earlier this week when I opened a magazine to an article about Oprah losing a dog in a choking accident. Someone had written in, asking if she hadn't over reacted by grieving so much but the psychologist writing the article said it is not unnatural for people to grieve over their pets as much as they grieve the death of a human. I loved what the writer then said, "because love is love, regardless if the loved one was animal or human". That is ...profound.
I thought it a God Thing that I opened THAT magazine to THAT article. So, I'm not going crazy... well, at least not because I'm grieving a precious furball. This heat may send me over the edge!