Mums not into New Years Resolutions - but she felt proud of herself. Her and one of her besties figured out how to start the gas barbque last night by themselves. Usually it is a mans task, but the girls had to do it themselves, and they felt like it was a new skill learnt for 2012.
One of the things that mum has done the past year, and is redoing this year is a $5 jar. See every time mum goes to buy something, groceries, bus fares, fancy feast - if she is given a $5 note, she keeps it, takes it home and puts in a jar. Every year then, when mum and the besties go to the art show, mum has a wad of notes to take with her. If there is no art that she likes or can afford, then mum has a bit of money to treat herself to something nice. It is amazing how quick the dollars add up, and now several of mums friends do it.