Can’t Pay with Pocket Lint


Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.

Your words are:

pennies ~ pocket lint ~ trapped ~ proper ~ back in black ~ munch

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Summer is almost over and that means back to work. Yes, a good thing because I need money, since this pocket lint will not pay the bills or buy groceries. Seems that we only keep saving pennies, not the big bucks we need to really build up a good nest egg.


It’s annoying to feel trapped by a money, feel trapped going to work everyday and and making just enough to pay bills. Just once I would like to have a good and proper nest, a cushion so we are not living paycheck to paycheck. Don’t get me wrong, we are in way living beyond our means, no we are cutting back on quite a bit. Is is wrong to dream of things going right just once in life?

debtI dream of sitting at home all day, munching on chocolate and cheese, while watching Criminal Minds, Murdoch Mysteries, Law and Order SVU, Bones, American Horror Story, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In reality I need to get back in black or rather I should say slip on my Merrills and reactivate my Audible account.

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Since that will NEVER happen, I will keep working and trying to save. I will keep using coupons and budgeting every aspect of our lives. Maybe just one day it will pay off.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts

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Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Can’t Pay with Pocket Lint — 8 Comments

  1. Well, I think I can help. At least a little. Being Swiss, I can definitely send you some chocolate 🍫 and cheese to munch on while binge-watching your favourite shows!

    • Cheese and chocolate…the source of my happiness and why I need to get back to the gym. Sorry to jump on your comment Tamara it wouldn’t let me post my own!

  2. Sure keeps you on your toes, doesn’t it? There was only a very brief period in my life when I could sit back and eat chocolate and think that I didn’t have problem in the world. But, it gets boring. NOT.

  3. Funny, I just had this conversation with the hubby this afternoon after realizing that the dinosaur we are driving needs yet another repair. The one we’re STILL making payments on. It’s always something, but then again it could be much, much worse. Hope you have a fun and safe school year!

  4. I totally know how you feel. I am feeling pretty stuck myself in a job that I really don’t have the temperament for just so we can have a little extra money every month and don’t have to go without. The struggle is real!

Would love to read your thoughts