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.