Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Family That Saves Together

Since losing most of my job a couple of weeks ago, we've been fully engaged in Operation Tight Belt around here.  I have to tell you, it's pretty amazing how much money we've been able to save by doing just a few simple things, such as:
  • turning off lights 
  • lowering the thermostat a bit
  • wearing clothes more than once 
  • eating at home
  • letting the dog clean the dishes
  • charging the neighbor kids to use our bathroom
  • panhandling
  • shoplifting
  • extortion
  • blackmail
  • knocking over convenience stores
I'm happy to say that we've really grown together as a family, and you simply can't put a price on that.

(Seriously, though, things are okay here. A great big thank you to everyone who has reached out with support and networking. I am blessed with the world's best friends and family. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Good things are to come.)


Hannah said...

My husband lost his job in September, so I completely understand. I'm going to be taking some of this advice to heart.

Kelly Sperber said...

Good luck! I know a place that is always hiring. Great advancement opportunities, see the world. Join the Army. It's SOOO awesome.

Hil said...

Oh Tiffany, leave it to you to find humor in the midst of adversity. :) You kind of have to in this life, don't you think? I hope that something great is in store for you in the very near future!!

Angie said...

I fully support all of your money making/saving schemes, I mean plans.

Loosing your job feels like getting punched in the gut, and it hurts for awhile. But, good things do come. I wouldn't be surprised to see you in a better situation very soon! Until then, Max's cute face will bring in loads of cash with the panhandling. Lots of Love.

Shannon said...

It's a perfect time to finish/revise/sell/whatever-stage-you-happen-to-be-in-right-now-on-your novel, eh?

Christy said...

Your list is hilarious! Thanks for making me smile this morning. You're right, good things are to come, I just know it!

Ginnie said...

hmmm, I think you accidentally left out "workin' the corner". It's okay, you can edit to add.

Mia said...

You have the best sense of humor. I think you do have some totally solid ideas there. Let me know which ones are the most successful.

Suzie said...

What is extortion exactly?

hang in there kid.
love yer gutz!

Becky said...

I knew Lucy's tongue was good for something other than licking your guests. :) Yes! Good things are in store for you!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

I would pay to see y'all pan-handle!

We need to talk, it's been too long.

I hope the new gig can cut out at least the charging the neighbor kids...poor guys! ;)

Soul-Fusion said...

funny as always. Also, that supposed FB "friend" of mine never responded to my message. Guess she really didn't need the best freelance writer to be had ..... her loss.

Omgirl said...

I feel terrible that I didn't know about your job loss! Moreover, how could they let go the best cookie description writer on the East Coast??? I HEREBY BOYCOTT MRS.FIELDS!!! (At least until next week...come on, it's mall season!)

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