It’s going to be a tough month

It’s going to be a tough month.

  • National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo for short)
  • No Buy Month
  • No pop rule

NaBloPoMo: I love taking the challenge each year of trying to blog every single day for the month of November. It also doesn’t hurt that there are prizes available too. This is my second (hopefully annual?) year in a row doing this challenge. Let’s hope I’m successful!

No Buy Month: I took the initiative and put the credit cards and debit cards away for the month of November to see if I could successfully not buy anything frivolous. I’ve just spent way too much money the past few months from going on vacation at the West Edmonton Mall, and then buying two pairs of boots at Winners and just buying random things here and there. Of course bills can and will be paid, gasoline will be purchased for my car and groceries will still be stocked in our fridge. But buying things like chips, candies and not-so-healthy snacks for work are OUT of the question. Shopping online is way too easy and things are going to get tough and test my patience with this No Buy Month. Eating at McDonalds is also a no-no, well unless someone else buys it for me ;) I have a hair appointment this month. But that’s kind of needed and I’ll be paying for that. I even cheated a little by buying some food at Cora’s at the blogger meet up. Whoops…

Maybe I’ll put my Starbucks gift card to use that Kelly (yes you Kel, I only know one!) sweetly mailed me for my Birthday months ago. Mmm. Free white chocolate mochas.

I did a No Buy Month over a year ago in March 2009. Quote from me in February 2009: “You know, the whole point of doing this is to save money and see how much you’ll end up with towards the end of the month. But what’s the fun in that? I always try to find a reward, and treat myself if I get to the end of the month, and treat myself with a new article of clothing that I’ve been oggling over, or maybe something as simple as a $5 eyebrow wax.”

No Pop Rule:I’m going to try this another time. I drink a lot of soda whether it be diet or diet caffinee free during lunch. It has to stop. But it can’t stop this month because it’s going to be a tough month enough as it is with blogging every day and not having just a generic post to push-out. I need to entertain you all with awesome posts. Not just ramble. You know?  I’ll keep you informed on this one.

Now, I leave you with a video of my puppy dog speaking to me. I have no idea why he hates when I point my finger at him, I never do it when I’m stern or angry with him. I think it’s hilarious. Listen to him!

 

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4 Comments

  1. Your dog is so cute!! I could do with instituting the no pop rule too. I don’t even crave it, it’s just the fact that my work stocks it for free, so there’s always about 10 different kinds to choose from and I just want it coz it’s there. Gahh!

  2. I can’t do the no buy months. cant cant cant. blahhh.

    did u ever use the starbucks gift card u won from my site?!

    Nancy says: YES. Omg I have it sitting on my desk right now! The Canada one with some buildings on it, remember? I think it still has money on it!!! I’m going tomorrow.

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