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December 17th, 2011 at 01:19 pm

It feels as though more money has been going out than coming in recently. I had to take money out of savings to pay my road tax. My plan of saving up for it failed miserably so I will reinstate it next year. More money will come out of savings when we buy the pram from our friends, but that will be after Christmas. (I don't grudge that though)

Christmas dinner is costing me and hubby 30 each. We are both paying for my mum, who has no idea that any money will be exchanged. I wouldn't mind if we were going to a nice restaurant but we're not. We're going to in-laws. In my last post I thought my mum was only being charged 10 but I got it wrong, it's 20 for her too. Hubby said there will be cocktails. That'll be nice for the people that can drink them.

My credit card took a hit last week. My mum's tv broke so I bought another one for her - with my credit card. She has given me half of the money already.

I haven't added to the EF yet.

I need to post a few Christmas presents this week, and buy a card for hubby and my mum. Apart from that, I'm done. It definetly helped saving up for Christmas. We've already agreed that we will be doing the same next year.

1 Responses to “Money Out”

  1. snafu Says:

    Wishing you, DH and DM a happy, wonderful Christmas Day. Perhaps your in-laws need everyone to contribute to the out of pocket costs for ingredients and liquor while they do all the work of grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, decorating table settings & clean-up.

    Our family rotates holiday dinners and I am so grateful that I'm not doing Christmas dinner this year. It's exhausting even though everyone brings a favorite food. One year we got too many onion 'blossoms.'

    For those that don't drink alcohol, could you ask your donation reflect that rather than subsidize the drinkers? Enjoy the positive aspects of the day, visiting with your mom and other family and friends. Ignore the parts you don't like...kind of turn lemons into lemonade.

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