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February 23rd, 2015 at 07:36 am

This morning I had arranged for us to meet my mum in the local town. She's been desperate to pay for me to get my hair cut, she said she would pay for it for my birthday. It's been a few weeks since my birthday so I reasoned I had better sort it out soon.

I spoke to my mum on the way there. She hadn't left yet but I thought she would let me know when she was in the town. I tried phoning her a few times while we searched for a hairdressers. As it turns out, there are a lot of hairdressers and barbers in town, not all of them are open on a Monday though. We finally found one just as it started to snow. They had had a cancellation so they squeezed me in. I forgot how nice it is to have someone wash your hair etc. I had no signal in the hairdressers so I couldn't get in touch with my mum.

Afterwards, we went to a family friendly pub for something to eat. I spent 12.16 on a large Scottish breakfast for dh, a kids breakfast, pancakes and maple syrup for me and two mochas and a juice. Gave J a jar of baby food. Never again.

My mum never showed up despite my phone calls. It wasn't until later in Aldi that she phoned to say that she was at home. She had gotten the bus but had forgot to grab her phone. She waited ages for us then went home. We arranged for her to come over next week.

When we came home, I transferred the money from getting my haircut, from my mum's bank to mine. I also put money into her savings. She's close to triple digits now.

I'm in for the rest of the day now. Stay warm everyone.

7 Responses to “Out and About”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sorry about the runaround.. Hey I notice you're now under $5kcredit card debt, great work!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    It's been a cold day up your way, hasn't it?

  3. snafu Says:

    Was mum upset at the breakdown of communications? Was she waiting for you at a bus stop? You are much braver than I. I never took DSs, with me if I were going for any type of personalized service, they stayed home. How did DH, SG and baby J amuse themselves while you were at the hairdresser? Culture difference I guess. Do hair salons have facilities for DH with tots and babies?. Did J react badly to jarred baby food?

  4. chloe Says:

    Sorry you missed your mom, but glad you got some pampering anyway!

  5. Kiki Says:

    I hope you enjoy your new cut! Do you feel fabulous?

  6. scottish girl Says:

    @ vs_ozgirl: thanks, i've still got catalogue debt but it feels good to have less credit card debt

    @MEC: yep it has

    @snafu: she was actually ok when she phoned. J was in the carrier on DH. The hairdresser actually let SG sit in the chair beside me while she washed my hair. She did onlysit for a few mins before going back to the waiting area, which was just a comfy couch, to see dh. No, no facilities for babies and toddlers, I'll be going myself the next time. Yes, no more jarred food.

    @chloe: thanks!

    @kiki: yes i do Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It is nice to have someone else wash (and style) your hair. Big Grin
    WTG on the cc debt!

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