Thursday, 19 February 2009

Lucky girl

My friend called me last night. "Aiya, why you keep blogging about depressing things?"

I couldn't help it really. When you're in pain, all you think about is misery. I promised her she will have something more upbeat to read about today. True enough, I don't even have to try very hard.

My ulcer is healing and is no longer such a big pain in the butt. While getting dressed in the morning, I thought I could see my ribs again. See, something good did come out of the painful experience. I have lost some weight!

When I was at the petrol station yesterday, the cheerful pump attendant greeted me with a big smile, "Just in time madam. Petrol prices went down by 3 cents one minute ago."

I felt so lucky, I promptly went into the store and spent money on drinks and useless things. I get another 10% discount on my fuel if I charge it to my credit card. With the savings, I always end up buying magazines and things that I don't need. Sometimes I wonder if I'm better off without the discount.

Maybe I'm just too deprived. I have stopped hitting the malls for months now. Clothes or shoes don't tempt me anymore. Instead, I spend more money buying groceries, detergent and garden supplies. If I'm happy, I grab a bottle of wine or gourmet food.

I'm rather glad that nobody cares about how I spend my money. As a matter of fact, I'm in a position where I control how the kids spend theirs. It's good to know that I don't have to deal with domestic squabbles like who's paying the bills or not paying them on time. I read about that in people's blogs and go, "I'm a lucky girl!"

Then again, I'm not sure which part of me is really lucky. I get to pay ALL the bills around the house. To be honest, I prefer to pay the bills than have someone control my life. Freedom is priceless.

7 comments:

EE said...

Thank you :-) It's Friday and I can't wait to knock off!!! Enjoy your weekend TT!

Blur Ting said...

Heh heh, me too. Enjoy your weekend with EH & Schee!

The World According To Me said...

Glad the ulcer is healing. It is miserable when you're in pain.

So petrol prices are down over at your side of the world? That's good news. Petrol has come down in price in the UK too, thank goodness as it was getting expensive to drive anywhere!

I wish you a happy and lucky weekend.

auntielucia said...

Mouth ulcer: since u go China a lot, go into any chemist and ask for Water Melon Frost. It's a miracle powder and great for mouth ulcers; good too for small cuts.

"Instead, I spend more money buying groceries, detergent and garden supplies. If I'm happy, I grab a bottle of wine or gourmet food." -- Moi aussi! That's y I think the Reits holding shopping malls r in for one real rude shock, if they aren't already. The new I-on Orchard cld well become I-was...

Nick Phillips said...

'Instead, I spend more money buying groceries, detergent and garden supplies. If I'm happy, I grab a bottle of wine or gourmet food.' LOL! Sounds exactly like me! Well, maybe not the garden supplies la ...

jyankee said...

Glad you are over the worst of the pain... freedom everything..but sometimes it comes with a hefty responsibility.

Amel's Realm said...

Indeed freedom is priceless! ;-D