Trying to win back a lost love ~ Northernmum

Trying to win back a lost love ~ Northernmum

I caught a glimpse of you the other day; you were being caressed by another woman’s hand.  I watched, mesmerised as her thumb moved over you whilst she kept you close to her side.

I don’t know exactly when we drifted apart; when the twins came along our relationship became strained.  You were the cause of many an argument between he who helped create them and I.  But then I returned to work and slowly we got close again and I became accustomed to feeling you in my palm again.

Then BB was born and it was like I had slapped you in the face, you turned your back on me like never before.  I see you  so infrequently now that I don’t know what I would do if we had to spend any serious time together.

But I miss you…

I needed you when I was shopping last week and that red dress called to me.

I needed you when I looked at the glossy travel brochure whilst waiting for a train.

I needed you when I was trying to decide whether to make a packed lunch or to go out for food.

I needed you when I looked at my hair and saw only roots.

Do you remember when you loved me so much you bought me jewels.

Do you remember when you helped me travel through Europe and how much fun you had changing your appearance for each city we visited.

Do you remember coming with me to clear out the baby shops when we heard the twins were en route.

I know; I left so much of you in Mothercare, kiddicare and I think I lost the rest of you to nappies and baby wipes.

But; I want you back in my life.

If I try harder will you return?  If I am more frugal with you will you stick around?  If I keep you safe in my pocket will you grow in value?

They say that you can’t buy happiness, but ‘money’ if you were back in my life we could have a damn good go…

Dear money – please come back – we were good together.

Northernmum: Money

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47 Comments

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      tsk Tsk – careless

  1. June 25, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    Oh no, not something else we lost at the same time. Look we got that back nearly at the same time shall we try again. Plan? I think so 😉

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      I agree x

  2. June 25, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Ha! Too true. Not only that – but when I tried to get back some money by having a garage sale and selling off some gently used kids clothes, my daughters complained it should be THEIR money because it was THEIR stuff!!!

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 7:53 pm

      Tosh-!!!!!

  3. June 25, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    Ha ha:) Absolutely brilliant post, had me laughing my head off:)

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks x – all inspired by my bank balance

  4. June 25, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    He’s a fickle old creature isn’t he, money?

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 7:53 pm

      He seems to get on better with HWHCT….

  5. Sarah ffelan
    June 25, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    Ha ha.
    Like the fact you tagged ‘face slap’ in that post!!

    • jane
      Author
      June 27, 2012 / 6:50 pm

      A very worthy tag I feel

  6. June 25, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    I read somewhere recently about a lady who lived without money for several years finding her inner happiness.. I think I am in training.. maybe one day I will either give up and decided that no indeed we do need money and suddenly get hold of a load to give the other way of life ago… or hang up my bags and run off into the distant to live a crazy totally money free existence.

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 8:44 pm

      We were meant to be together……

  7. June 25, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    That old devil eh? I moved to another country AND had a baby and I fear that we are finished for good.

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 8:43 pm

      Has s/he come back? tell me the secret….

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 8:43 pm

      Fickle he is fickle!

  8. June 25, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    I fear ‘money’ is a player and having an affair with someone else! It is not me sadly! I don’t mind a cheat if he brings me jewels once in a while! 😉 x

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 9:08 pm

      Clearly having a celebrity affair!

  9. June 25, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    Brilliantly written post.
    I feel bad for squandering so much on my Brit Mums outfit and pampering when I read this, but I am about to be made redundant so no doubt in a few weeks I will be writing something similar.
    Nice meeting you btw
    x

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 9:06 pm

      LOL!!!! I wouldnt feel too bad!

      Nice to meet you too x

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks and yes you too xxxx

  10. June 25, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    I know that feeling so well, money has been my enemy for the past two years!

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 9:16 pm

      you too! money gets arounda bit!

  11. June 25, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Ha ha! Went into Mothercare/ELC for crayons yesterday. Crayons. Spent £44. How??? On what?? Not even sure…… xx

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 25, 2012 / 9:43 pm

      It bloody eats your money I tell you x

  12. June 26, 2012 / 5:11 am

    *Chortle* I saw him hanging out in Spitalfields on Saturday, clearly he’s going through a gentrification phase.

    • jane
      Author
      June 26, 2012 / 6:50 am

      B@$tard…..

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 26, 2012 / 6:57 am

      So many of us affected…..

  13. Chelseamamma
    June 26, 2012 / 7:07 am

    I wondered where this post was going – brilliant!! I think we all feel like this at the moment!!

    • jane
      Author
      June 27, 2012 / 6:51 pm

      Basically skint….

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 26, 2012 / 5:23 pm

      a cuzza??????????????????

  14. June 26, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    I have to agree with the first comment – mine has escaped through t’internet!

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 26, 2012 / 5:22 pm

      The evil web!!!!!

  15. June 27, 2012 / 9:47 am

    Ha, that money one has always been a complete bast*rd to me, right from the word go. Treat ’em mean and keep ’em keen….

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 27, 2012 / 10:06 am

      I love the idea of money playing hard to get

  16. June 27, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    This is my first hit on your blog and I like it – Nicely crafty and neatly done!
    Also feeling the pinch but was less than happy when my Husband thought he would try his hand at saving money – I have just blogged about his Sartorial Unconcern and how that turned out.

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 27, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      Crafty…..? Thanks for stopping by x

      • June 27, 2012 / 7:13 pm

        whoops – ‘crafted’ – wine o’clock has impacted on my typing/spelling, careless error – won’t happen again – probably!

        • northernmum
          Author
          June 27, 2012 / 8:25 pm

          thats ok – I was wooried you had mistaken me…. craft and me are arch enemies

  17. Jo Heley
    June 27, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Oh that was sooo cruel!! haha, I was sat here with lump in my throat, thinking I can only wish for the day I can write such a moving blog!!!

    Brilliant x

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 27, 2012 / 6:59 pm

      Lol. Thanks

  18. June 28, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    lol! I know the feeling! Was wondering where you were going with that! x

    • northernmum
      Author
      June 28, 2012 / 8:31 pm

      x

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