Saturday, June 11, 2011

This one turned out to be a tangent about hair?

Day 162 of $12 a day. We've paid off $2115 of credit card debt this year.

I spent $11.22 today.  I believe this is the first time since I started the $12 a day budget (January) that I've actually spent less than $12 on the first day of the week (I start my week on Saturday). I think I can pretty safely attribute this one to my husband being away BUT hooray for sticking to budget from the get go this week!!!

$2.73 of today's spending was at the post office... blah. I had to send out our locks of love hair (actually we sent it to Pantene beautiful links because we've heard that Locks of Love throws out ALOT of the hair they get and Pantene doesn't) Really quick bunny trail: My husband's dad passed away from Leukemia a few years back. It was awful. Since then my husband has grown his hair out, chopped it all off, and donated it twice (he has beautiful hair). This last time he donated 14 inches and I donated with him 12 inches. Actually it was the first time I'd EVER gotten my hair cut in a salon. Crazy huh, I've always just cut my hair myself. 

Back to my initial line of thought. There're many things in life that I really cannot stand spending money on. Postage, toilet paper, yard waste bags, garbage bags, and swiffers (I do love swiffers though) are at the very top of the hatred list. It irks me beyond belief to have to buy things you just toss. TP tops that list by the way. As much as I do love toilet paper buying it is one of my biggest pet peeves. Yep, now you know. 

What an odd post.


  1. One of the only great things about living in our small town is that there is a toilet tissue mill here. We get this product very cheap!

  2. I think I might want to move to your small town

  3. That's very nice of you and this post is refreshing. I once worked with a girl who donated her hair to Pantene and proceeded to cry/talk about it for months on end because she missed it too much and was far too vain. How you feel about toilet paper is how I feel about herbs. I want to grow them all on my own and not have to buy a pre-determined amount that I usually can't finish and then have to throw away. So, I hear you!

  4. Now that you mention the TP thing. . . there was a blog I followed until she quit, but she continues a Flikr postings. Anyhways, this woman went on a "Slow Year' where she did not buy anything except for necessities like medicine. (She foraged for food in the South of France where she lived and salvaged vegetables that her local grocery store threw away at the end of the day, bartered, etc. Anyways, she went on for a while whether to do away with TP, and she finally did. She replaced it with stacks of recycled rags made from old T-shirts, towels. sheets, whatever, torn into hand towel size. I think she said she sanitized them after use with bleach water. Thought about it, but I know my husband will not go for it. Just a thought. . .