Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I'm gonna carry my big red purse today. So, I need to transfer from my yesterday purse. Wanna peek? *
Here's my red leather change purse. I love this little thing! Why?Because it's "stretch and/or collapse"! It can hold an amazing amount of loose change. But I empty it daily, and most goes into my "fun money" jar. But it could hold a lot ... if I had a lot for it to hold!*
Hmmmm; what else is in here?

Oh!! There's my breast exam reminder card that I've been looking for! You know, if I hadn't taken a picture, I probably would have missed it again. See how useful blogging is!
There's my red card holder on the right. And my favorite leather wallet on the left.
"Any money in that one?" you ask.

Nope! Just me and my sweet girlies guarding my plastic!
Which reminds me ................
There's one more red thing that I have. My personal finances!
I ain't had a raise in 4 years; the cost of living keeps sky-rocketing; and my dang children keep aging so I lose my government funded child tax credit or they work so I can't claim them on my income tax.
Yup! Just ask my financial adviser! It doesn't have to be Rednesday for me to be operating in the Red**. It's pretty consistent in this household.


But do I let that get me down? No way! I have another constant besides my dwindling financial worth and my weight gains --- GOD! (And, of course, my enviable good looks!) If it weren't for those, why I might get depressed! So, I guess you could say that I'm "in the pink" while I'm "in the red"!!

And God: Just where is that rich Italian who (when walking behind me) doesn't mind my "ample intelligence"??
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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I carry a red purse the month of February. I have a couple of them in case I tire of one I can switch around. I've not had a raise in over 4 years either, and I know how you feel about that. Still, I have enough so I guess I'm in the pink too even though I'm in the red.

Anita said...

As always, I love your post! Have a great Rednesday!

Vonlipi said...

I love red accessories too! I have a red wallet and i'm looking for a nice red purse.


Come pick up your Happy 101 award on my site!

Suburban Princess said...

LOL Get yourself on a plane to Italy!
But if driving on the 401 is any indication, the man you are looking for is in PQ!

Eva Gallant said...

Talk about living in the red. . . I took a major pay cut last April when I decided to retire. Went from a high 5 figure income to a very low 5 figure income, and thanks to the economy, my 401K has taken a major dive also, which means I can't take money out of it unless I want to absorb a major loss. Yikes! I'm actually thinking about finding a part time job. Not what I had in mind for my retirement years!

~~Carol~~ said...

You're so funny Sandy! I hope you find that Italian who enjoys your ample intelligence!
Love your red bag and accessories! I have a red wallet that I use on and off, that I've had since the 70s! Now there's one well-made wallet!
Happy REDnesday!

Dawn said...

It always amazes me what I find when I clean out my purse. And your right about blog photos, they bring everything to light, epecially dust bunnies! Enjoyed your other posts too, very funny.

Nezzy said...

LoL...ample intelligence...girl, ya crack me up! Happy Rednesday!!!

God bless and enjoy this day! :o)

SueLovesCherries said...

Ha! Ample Intelligence - good one!
Let's hear it for red purses! What would life be without them - seriously!

Terra said...

You have a fun attitude toward red, and hey, maybe that Italian man will show up one day soon :)

~*~The Happy Homemaker~*~ said...

So, so funny! If I'd read the name of your blog before today, I'd have saved the $24.95 I spent on eye-wrinkle cream and have joined you aging disgracefully.I can't wait to tell my bff about this...hahahaha

RainGardener said...

You are too funny and I've always found that's what ya need, a good sense of humor, to keep going and make it when you are a single mom.
Keep the great posts coming too.
Hmmmm I remember years ago having a white summery dress with red shoes, purse, earrings, bracelet and belt. It was really fun to wear. Now where did that go?
Oh and by the way even though I can't send you the Columbine I CAN send ya some seeds at the end of summer when I get more. I had a kazillion of 'em in the greenhouse but I think a little critter found them and had a feast because they just disappeared!!!

wendy said...

Oh I would love for you to find your rich Italian!!
finances in the Red ---I have been there done that. Govt. loves to take our money eh.

I used to save all my coin change too --would NEVER spend it, and before I moved up here I had saved almost $1200 when I took it in to the bank!!!!!!!!
it PAYS OFF to save those coins. But it took me awhile.

A human kind of human said...

Loved this post. I am also constantly operating in the red :lol: I can never understand why there is so much month left at the end of my money!