Monday, June 9, 2008

A Dilemma... A Quandary... And A Tough Choice, Too

So today I'm in a pickle.



Today I have in my possession some mailbox money. You know, the kind of money that shows up in your mailbox unannounced, unattended, unexpected. We love that kind of money.



Usually we only get the kind of money we've been waiting... and waiting... and waiting some more for. Or the kind of money that makes me feel like a toddler in a tea shop: "remember, looking and not touching."

The regular expected money's a little less green somehow. Maybe that's the reason behind the new purple bills. I'm not sure; the Feds don't keep me in the loop. Sheesh.

The mailbox money is not a lot of money. It would, for instance, almost buy me a shmancy new camera, or almost take our family on a three-day weekend to the beach. It would almost do a lot of things, but it's not close to, say, a mortgage payment. That's good, because I wouldn't want to be tempted to do something boring with it.

And the other thing. The mailbox money has my name and my name only on it. This is not exactly fair of me to point out. Almost all the money has only the EGE's name on it, but he's still a good share bear.

Ooh! Taking suggestions in the comment box!

4 comments:

Misty said...

Ohhh... well...

I am growing towards being more frugal. I'm a bad one to ask. I had mystery money show up a few weeks ago. in the form of a secret money order, addressed to me. I still feel guilty for spending it, but there was this brief 12 second moment where I thought of spending it on this lovely handbag I want...

Ei said...

I find that the proper spending muse comes with a mocha (with the whipped) and getting your hair did.

And thanks for the comment today. You know you make me feel so danged...speshul. :)

Chickie Momma said...

Oooh, mystery money! Well, it's hard to offer suggestions because every family has its own special and not so special things.

Whenever our family comes into long awaited money, or unexpected money, we ALWAYS use some of it, no matter how small, to do something as a family.

After we got our car accident settlement, we didn't go buy huge things, we paid the bills from the accident and then went to pizza.

Just last week, I got paid a little extra for something, so all the kids got Dilly bars from DQ. It was a surprise to them - and such fun to share the joy!

Or - you could just say nothing, stash it away, and wait for more mystery money to buy that camera!!

Farm Chick said...

Honestly save that stuff! Or.....

Go on a looooong awaited girls weekend, for crying out loud!!!

Just saying...