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You Deserve It?

January 4th, 2021 at 12:49 am

Looks like 2021 has finally gotten here. 2020 was a challenging year on so many fronts and I think most of us hope that the new year is far healthier. 

One thing I noticed before Christmas were so many of the advertisements and emails and messages is how many claimed people deserved to buy this and that because "you deserve it" after the year we've had. I wonder how many succumbed to the persuasion. I have a friend who does subscribe to that theory, and has for years and then complains how he's running out fo money. 

I don't know if we deserved it or not, but we did trade cars. We felt we were treated fairly and got far more for our 8 year old car (only 35K miles) than we expected. We got a three year loan simply because we owe for nothing else and wanted to help our credit scores. 

That was the big news as far as finances for us. We continue to eat at home -- we really don't have a choice since Illinois only allows take out and to be honest, as much as we would like to help the local restaurants, after you order, go pick it up, bringing it home, reheat it, and then clean up, it just isn't worth the expense and trouble. 

My birthday is Tuesday and to be honest, it is going to be a little bit of a challenge. I'll be 60. It's weird, 40 and 50 didn't bother me, but for some reason, 60 is. One of my friends who has self taught herself on baking and decorating cookies brought some she made over; what a pleasant surprise. A far better one than the two we had this morning -- 6 inches of snow (we were to get a dusting to an inch) and no power for a few hours. Fortunately we did regain power. Hopefully the snow will melt in the next couple of days. 

Let's hope that 2021 is a wonderful year for all of us!

13 Responses to “You Deserve It?”

  1. Wink Says:

    Happy Early Birthday!! I just turned 60 last October and I know what you mean about feeling a certain kind of way about it. The big 50 didn't phase me at all, but 60 was just different somehow.

  2. Carol Says:

    Happy Birthday 🎂 tomorrow!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday, tomorrow! Nothing wrong with 60 as long as you're healthy, which I think you are! Enjoy the day!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Happy early birthday! That's interesting that 60 feels different...I was surprised how little turning 40 fazed me. It got me motivated to do a bunch of things I'd never gotten around to or wanted to try, so I guess it was a crisis of sorts, but a good crisis. Smile So I've sort of thought I'll probably be OK with each decade of age as it comes. It's good to hear 50 at least is an easy one, because that's coming up in about 3 years!

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Happy birthday! I think that people who are only 60 are extremely young, good-looking, wise, and sing well too. Smile

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    What I feel like I need, rather than deserve, is to be more self sufficient and financially stable, so this year, I focused on increasing those. I am not to my endpoint yet, but I feel so much more confident about surviving anything that comes up.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you feel better about it soon and you have no more unpleasant surprises!

  8. Dido Says:

    Happy (belated) birthday and welcome to the "over 60" club! (I joined last year). I hope you had a good birthday.

  9. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Happy birthday! What sort of car did you trade and get?

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. It was a very delightful day.

    LivingAlmostLarge we traded in a 2013 Buick Enclave for a 2021 Buick Enclave. Talk about culture shock! Keyless start, the gear shift is way different, and lots of controls have been moved.

  11. Fern Says:

    Happy 60th Birthday! I'm in that club, too. It didn't feel so bad to me, it's still just one year older.

  12. rob62521 Says:

    It appears I'm in good company with so many of you in the 60 club! Smile

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy belated birthday!

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