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DC trip, lunch challenge & counting my blessings

February 17th, 2011 at 11:39 am

Not much to report financially. Which is good; it means I'm not spending.

I'm re-evaluating my Washington DC trip. I'm still going, but I think I might just fly in for the weekend -- or try to grab a ride with one of my kids. I think I may wait to close down the antique booth until the end of June, when I go to Tennessee for my nephew's wedding. It's much closer to NC, and by that time my cousin will be back from her winter home and I'll have a place to stay. I'll also have another day of vacation to play with.

The lunch challenge is going great. I not only haven't bought lunch all month, I've had a few provided free. I had the pizza lunch at the vendor's fair on Tuesday, and then the last two days I've made lunch out of freebies left out in the break room. Someone brought in pepperoni and cheese (and put it out to share) and since I had crackers in my desk, I just snacked on those. The frozen entree I brought in on Monday is still in the freezer today. I've also been good about not buying lunch on weekends, which is my biggest downfall -- the time when I am most likely to think I deserve a little treat.

Last night I watched a Netflix movie, "Frozen River." OMG, what an eye-opener. It was about a single mother who was desperate to make ends meet and got involved in smuggling people across the Canadian border. Very realistic -- not an action movie; it was a character-driven movie. Sad and yet heart-warming at the end. It made me feel lucky.

My boss is out today because her daughter is rejecting her transplanted heart, and one of my co-workers is losing her house, so I'm very aware today that there is a lot of pain out there. I'm counting my blessings.

3 Responses to “DC trip, lunch challenge & counting my blessings”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Yes, there is a lot of pain out there. We know lots of people that have lost or are losing their homes.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    I have seen that movie "Frozen River" too! I loved it. I like the whole theme of "life is shades of gray, not black and white". Yes, the women were doing something illegal, but doing it in an attempt to provide for their children. Was it wrong? Are they criminals who deserve what happens to them?

    You're right, it is really important to appreciate what you do have.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like an interesting movie. And it also sounds like it's been a good week for you, CB. I'm still amazed at the story about the Jewel refund. Have a great weekend.

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