Word of the Week – Spending

Tuesday and Wednesday I was in hospital having my IVIG treatment. It should have been five days but it’s been reduced to two as I’ll be having treatment again in four weeks instead of twelve. I was happy because the kids are off school this week and I didn’t want to be spending most of my time away from them.

So, Dad took them out for lunch on Tuesday and on Wednesday he took them to see their Nan. I think they had a good time without me, although they did manage to spend a fair bit of money. Not only on the food but on Wednesday they went to a shop near Nanny’s house and bought a load of new books and pens.

On Wednesday I’d still not managed to sort out the shopping so we ended up having take out for dinner, the kids had pizza and grown ups a Chinese meal. No complaints except from my bank account.

Then on Thursday we got to the supermarket, but had decided to go somewhere different where we couldn’t find half the stuff we usually buy and ended up buying a lot of stuff we wouldn’t normally buy. We went to another supermarket nearby but still couldn’t complete our shopping so we’ll have to shop again tomorrow…sigh, at least it will be only for the weekend.

I’ve also bought some new blinds for the kitchen. I’ve been meaning to do so for a while but decided to do it this week, then the following day the blind in the bathroom broke so I had to buy another one! If the bathroom blind had broken first I may have left the kitchen one for another time.

Last week I managed to crochet a teddy bear which was claimed by Boo who loved it. Then she asked me to make her another toy, a mouse this time so I bought the wool for that. Then Star said she’d like a fox so I ordered some more wool. Then today the Little Man asked me if I’d make him a cat! How can I say no? At least they are made with baby wool which is easy to get fairly cheap. I can make them lots of interchangeable clothing from my leftover bits of wool. I’m going to have to buy a new cupboard to store my wool stash in at this rate!

Next week is not going to be any cheaper for me either. We have to go into town for a hospital visit for Star and have decided to have lunch and do some shopping while we are there. We’ve not been into town for a long time. Also, we didn’t manage to have our day out Easter Egg hunting, so a fun day out is on the cards. Only we can’t decide where to go just yet. Graham wanted to go to the zoo, while I thought the Science Museum would be better. He said the zoo would be cheaper but when I looked up the prices it was nearly £10 cheaper to visit the Science Museum. When did the zoo get to be so expensive? Graham would argue that you shouldn’t need to pay to go into a museum!


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  1. April 6, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Lots of spending, though it sounds like it’s been on good stuff. I know, I remember when the science museum was free, but now it’s all the Think Tank, isn’t it? The art gallery and museum is still free, go for that instead! Have fun next week and I hope Star’s appointment goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. April 6, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Gosh a lot of spending, but sometimes life gets in the way. I love the Birmingham Art gallery such a beautiful place to explore X #wotw

  3. April 6, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    That’s a lot of spending. I always forget about the extra cash you need when it’s the children’s holidays. I always say we must save for them but that rarely happens #WotW

  4. April 6, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    That does sound like a lot of spending….I have done quite well for not spending this past week but I think next week will be different. We have a hospital appointment in town too and we’ll be going for a look around the shops.

  5. April 8, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    You always spend more when you go to a new supermarket don’t you? We have spent a blooming fortune in the last week as two of our best friends got married, its been wonderful but expensive. I hope you are feeling ok after your hospital trip Anne and I hope Stars hospital visit goes well too. Enjoy your day out and I agree museums should be free x

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