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A few money-related things

August 7th, 2012 at 07:20 am

I have been informed that I will get a 1% raise in January. Guess it's better than nothing! I think it will give me about $450 more a year.

I forgot to mention that I found .22 on my trip.

I will have to do more grocery shopping this month to take advantage of dollars-off coupons I earned with my buys last Sunday. The promos said, for example, "$$$ off on your next grocery trip if you buy three..." However, the expiration date on the coupon turned out to be quite short. Not sure it was worth it.

I defrosted the salmon and made salmon patties last night, adding mayo, a torn-up slice of health bread, and an egg. Fried it in butter and served it with a dollop of Taco Bell Ranchero sauce, and it was delicious!

Tonight I'm going to make an apple-bacon burger and fry up the rest of the ground beef.

I had my last physical therapy session today. Now I just have to keep doing the exercises. It's possible I will have to have more therapy after the surgery, and the insurance company will only allow so many physical therapy sessions within a calendar year, so I thought I'd better be conservative on this side of the surgery.

One of my co-workers came to me yesterday to ask about the financial capacity of a man she met on Match.com. (As a development researcher, I have access to wealth-assessment tools -- very limited, I might add). As a favor, I did a quick look-up and gave her good news, and then she confided that he was really too old for her, and then she added, "I have plenty of rich guys my own age chasing me." I'm only telling you this so I can roll my eyes.

She IS way too young for this guy, but obviously he was asking to see younger women. He's older than I am, but I have no doubt he would consider me way beyond the pale. What is it with men? I don't consider men half my age to be good mates, and I don't think most women do. Methinks men are not looking at the whole person, wink wink.

6 Responses to “A few money-related things”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I would agree that most men don't look at the whole person. And it is disgusting, I might add. My DH is 14 years old than I am, but it was a conspiracy among his friends not to let him know our age difference because he wouldn't have continued dating me -- he was more interested in my personality than age and looks. He's pretty rare when it comes to guys.

    I'm not sure where you live, but in our small city, there is a physical therapy place that has a therapist on site, but you are really responsible for your own exercises and stuff. A friend had knee surgery and although insurance wouldn't pay for anymore traditional physical therapy, they would pay for this and the copay was $3 each session. She said the additional "help" did make a difference. Wonder if you have something like that and if your insurance company would go for it.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Although a 1 percent raise seems paltry, if you could bank it, there's your $300 (after tax) spending! And about the men--I'll never understand them.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Good grief, to all of that. Her comment was maybe tongue-in-cheek, but on the surface it sounds quite obnoxious! And I know many good men, but yeah, there are some dogs out there.

    Congrats on the raise! In this economy especially I cheer about every little trickle of new income that comes my way.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    No, she wasn't kidding. That's why I had to verbally roll my eyes!

  5. patientsaver Says:

    As someone who dated many years online, I can tell you that yes, the very vast majority of men are forever trolling for women at least 10 years younger. I find that even when men get into their 60s (!!) they are still hopeful of attracting a woman in her 50s. Hate to say it, but what you may have been able to get away with as a younger man just isn't cutting it now! I mean, they are getting pretty old, and women aren't the only ones who show their age.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Years ago, my husband left me for a woman 15 years younger. In defense of himself, he told my brother-in-law, "We're a better match, because I've always been immature." He meant young for his age, but he hit the nail on the head. Smile
    FYI, despite the blow to my financial life, the divorce was a good event for me.

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