Welcome to Bossy’s Poverty Party, an online support group for reining in spending, getting your finances in order, and climbing out of debt. Everyone basically knows what steps to take, but it is nearly impossible to climb that mountain alone.
every day nearly every day, Bossy will use this space to report her spending and missteps, along with cheap recipes, savings tips, and suggested tricks and goals.
Bossy knows she’s been conspicuously absent from this clever little feature — so absent, her poverty party council and supporters have lost all will to live. But the truth is, Bossy’s doesn’t have very much to report in terms of her money-saving habits these days.
It’s not that Bossy isn’t still saving money — it’s just her methods are the very same methods employed last year, and on the majority of days it goes a little like this:
Bossy doesn’t buy. Because she stays home.
Yeah, that would be the ticket. Staying home, and she means home home home sister mercy these four walls again? home.
But Bossy was tired of looking at the wretched photo of her Christmas tree ornaments in the Poverty Party thumbnail in the left column, so she thought she would tell you about a maybe new money saving tip.
But first, is Bossy’s son here? No? Good! Then quick, let Bossy confess before he shows up: Bossy believes in the nuclear family eating dinner together. In fact Bossy was able to pull this feat off nearly every night of her son’s existence, which is why he is now akin to the Military Police when it comes to demanding everyone sit together at the same table and break bread whenever he’s home.
But the truth is, Bossy has slacked off in this habit since her son went off to college. There are many reasons. Reasons like Project Runway and Top Chef and other series that lie recorded and waiting for the family to watch in the family room while scarfing down some grub, plates teetering on their laps.
A lot of this has to do with Bossy’s daughter and her schedule.
For instance, the past two weeks. And is anyone wondering what that bizarre bowl of kale is doing sitting at the top of this post? Give Bossy a minute. Anyway, take the past couple of weeks, please. Bossy’s daughter is in the final rehearsals for Bye Bye Birdie, a local production at the neighborhood playhouse which is all kinds of exciting, but meanwhile, Bossy’s daughter’s rehearsal schedule has kept her all but a brief shadow in the Bossy family.
And dinners have suffered the most. Bossy’s daughter gets home from school late and rehearsals are early and Bossy’s husband blah blah boring, and so everyone has fractured for their own individual dinner concerns.
And it’s in this way that Bossy has found herself scrounging around for the most bizarre things to call supper. Understand: Bossy is hardwired for a three-course dinner lord just ask Bossy’s mom — but lately Bossy has been thinking, Every night doesn’t have to be a Mardi Gras! Tonight February 16th, does, heh, but not every night!
And so Bossy has been grabbing inexpensive things that are rich in nutritional value and cooking them up for herself — and it’s really quite grand, in the end, to know your dinner cost something approximating $0.75.
So, yeah, that would be tonight. With the bowl of Kale. The best part is Kale produces so much air in the belly, you’ll feel more full than if you had enjoyed a pricey mignon topped with Béarnaise sauce! Oh sister mercy, Bossy will be right back after she raids the refrigerator.