providence

Yesterday my dad’s car broke down while he was on the phone with my mom. “My car just stopped working.” “What do you mean?” “Nothing’s happening.” “Do you think you should hang up now?” Yesterday my husband’s car broke down. That is, the clutch stopped working. He jerked it into a parking lot and then […]

frugality and fact

Restoration Hardware just released their Christmas catalogue. If I had money, I would not have money anymore. “Maybe it’s a good thing you don’t have money.” Now I can masquerade as someone frugal and sensible. I’ve subscribed to their newsletters – and to JCrew. If nothing else, now I know what to look for at […]

let them eat funnel cakes

I consider myself a frugal person. Partially out of character (I hoard. It’s bad), partially out of necessity (we won’t go there). But I have two great weaknesses. Fall festivals and discounted¬†sweaters. Both attacked my wallet this weekend, so I’ll be living on Ramen for the next two weeks. I consider the cost worth it. […]