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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Ways I'm Like Mom

I surely didn't mean to make folks think that I wanted to be anything else but like my mom when I wrote up the Ten on Tuesday yesterday...not the case.

My mom? She was my very best friend, and I miss her every day. We had the greatest times together. And no one believed that she was 80 when my sister finally spilled the beans in the middle of "Joys and Concerns" at church that day just before we sent mom on a birthday trip to Vermont to celebrate with her sisters...NO ONE knew mom was 80. And when my sister announced it? Our mom was NOT pleased...

Still...she had a lot of folks fooled, and I should look as good as she did at 80!

No...I'm like my mom, in that I've put off doing anything truly special for myself for many, many years, and finally, I'm about to embark on a trip that will be every bit as exciting for me as mom's trips to Great Britain and to Germany were for her. Portland, Oregon and Sock Summit (and I can't tell you how many people think I'm weird about that, but then they're not knitters...)

Anyway, I have a special savings plan started (besides the special direct deposit mini-savings account). Whenever I don't buy something I want, or when I just feel that the purse is getting heavy, I clean out my cash and deposit it here:

This bank was a holiday gift from the first year's exchange at the Roanoke Valley Knitter's and Spinners group. I was delighted. What better way to set a goal than to have a repository for each step you take towards it...(at least when it's a monetary one...) - especially if whenever you look at it it makes you smile?

Btw...that ceramic bank is getting pretty heavy. I think I'll have to roll coins and hit the bank in the next couple of days...

Oregon? Here we come!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We paid for our honeymoon with a piggy bank of small change. Good luck with your fund!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Whoo-hoo! Here's to having a savings account for sock summit -- anyone who doesn't understand is really missing out. And here's to moms; growing up to be them turns out to be a good thing after all.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Can't wait to see you!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Waht a good plan! I think I need to seriously look at coming to meet you and see what I can squirrel away.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you! I love that piggy bank.

I have my own piggy bank (it's a blue pig...very dashing) and I do the same thing: all of my change goes in there and I also toss in bills on those rare occasions that I feel like I have extra money.

I've been saving for almost two years now and am dying to know how much is in the bank. I'm going to wait, though, until I have a plan for it (probably a vacation).

12:59 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

We better change that phrase to:
Portland LOOK OUT..we're coming!!
I'm so pleased we'll be traveling together..It will be fun..and I promise to take good care of you and not let you 'break the bank' HUGS

10:54 PM  

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