Don’t you just love it when you get an e-mail telling you that your finances are less precarious than you thought? I had two such e-mails the other day.
Firstly there was one from Zazzle –
That means I have about 15p towards the £30 I need before I can receive a Paypal payment from Zazzle. Only another £29.85 worth of sales to go …
In the meantime I got this e-mail from the National Lottery.
News about my ticket - oh goody. This indicated I had won somewhere between a couple of pounds and £55m. Imagione the tingle in my fingers as I open my account page...
I’ll have to put that cottage in the country back on the dream shelf for a while.
Do you have a dream shelf? It’s the place where you put all those things that you would like to own but for one reason or another (usually related to finances or the dislikes of partners) are unable to do so.
My dream shelf includes a wide variety of things from Desert Chameleon and Bearded Dragon to thatched cottage with woodland and stream. Every time one of those little catalogues drops through the door I add new things go my shelf. You see a new object that suddenly fulfils a need you never knew you had. “Wow, look, they have a thingy which does that.” Some are great little inventions and so reasonably priced that you end up buying them. But for every one of those there are ten that go on the dream shelf. Fortunately the brain cannot cope with putting too many things on the dream shelf and as you push another item on at the front something from a while ago falls off down the back.
I should point out at this stage that the same thing does not apply to the kitchen drawer in which you keep all those useful objects. That simply gets more and more full until it reaches the stage where the jam jar opener becomes a jam drawer half-opener.