Can we talk about how two out of three of these things have led to my financial demise over the last week? I kid — sort of. I think I have splashed too much cash in the last two days alone, and I’m feeling slightly guilty for purchases that I wanted rather than needed. I justify these buys in my mind and I feel better about it, but I know I need more financial restraint if I’m to achieve the things I set out to do. Money management is boring and I’m currently procrastinating from it all. I will get back to it (I promise), but first, just a few things:
01. If you ever need your shoes repaired, I would recommend Roger Shoe Repairs in Redfern. My favourite pair of flats got a hole in them and after a few days in Roger’s care, they’re as good as new.
02. After dropping off my shoes to get fixed, I popped into Kinokuniya for the first time in a long time. After hours spent browsing, and some disappointment at the disappearance of their social work section, I bought two books — ‘The Art of Belonging’ by Hugh Mackay, and ‘Our Ageing Brain’ by André Aleman. I’ve just started The Art of Belonging and it’s a pretty good and easy read so far. I’ll let you know how I go (I also went back another day and picked up ‘Animal Hats’ by Vanessa Mooncie so I could try knitting some cute hats).
read opened up Frankie magazine and was greeted by a beautiful ad showing a gorgeous knitted blanket draped around a stunning-looking woman. Advertising works. I’m now consumed with the idea of knitting a blanket. Again. I tried last year and failed, but I’m reasoning with myself that this time will be different. It probably won’t be. As a way of compromising, I decided I’ll first knit an infinity scarf. I went to Morris and Sons and bought some lovely yarn. Which leads me to…
04. I’ve been trying to finally finish knitting my red scarf so I can move onto another project. I am so close. I am so excited. And it’ll be done in time for Winter. Hooray!
05. Super Boy is away overseas this month. He flew out last night and I already miss him (is this what it feels like to be in love?). No more dinner dates or random pine cone hunting for a while. To be fair, we did spend a lot of time together in January, so this month it’s time to focus on ourselves as individuals. He’s visiting family and I have lots of paperwork to muddle through.
And with that in mind, it’s time to finally sort through my finances and money-related stuff. It’s boring. It’s dry. But a woman’s gotta look after herself.