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Long Weekend

April 8th, 2013 at 10:01 am

I had a long weekend, though it wasn't work-free. I spent Friday at a workshop, which I helped to coordinate, downtown. The experience made me aware that I probably need to get an i-phone -- some of the attendees and others were emailing me in the morning and I was oblivious. Showing my age, I guess. Anyway, I talked to my son and we are going to look into setting me up with a reasonably inexpensive option.

It was a weekend of eating out. On Friday morning I had breakfast at Panera while I waited to get in the building where our workshop was taking place. ($6) Lunch was provided, but after the event I met a couple of friends who work downtown and we had dinner at a place called Bandera's -- that was $28. Then on Saturday night I went out with my son's family to a place called Cheesie's which serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. $12.

Oh well. Grocery shopping was cheap this week. Only $25 and that included cat food. I also spent $6 on laundry. And speaking of laundry, the basement floor was recently painted. OMG! It looks so much better, and now I won't mind if my clothes fall on the floor!

I got a lot of stuff done around the house -- mopped all the floors, weekly maintenance on the fish tank, made a new batch of dishwasher detergent, to name a few. I also spent enough time on Swagbucks that I am almost ready to earn a new $5 Amazon card!

One thing I didn't do was my state taxes -- oh well, I have seven days to do that.

I got an email from my son this morning to MOVE MY CAR TONIGHT! Maybe between him and me I can really remember this time.

I had a rather upsetting morning at work, and one of my co-workers insisted that I take some cheese and crackers she had brought in. I think they have learned that food calms me!

4 Responses to “Long Weekend”

  1. BuckyBadger Says:

    You just need a smart phone - not an iPhone - if you want to check your email on the go. (Unless there is a reason that your work dictates, in which case they should subsidize the additional $600 that an iPhone will set you back!!)

    There are a lot of GREAT Android phones out there and you will pay a TON less. Unless you already have a 100% Apple infrastructure, there isn't any reason to get an iPhone.

    There is no "reasonably inexpensive option" when dealing with Apple products :-)

  2. snafu Says:

    The cost of iPhone and service is startling. While DSs and DH have the newest iPhones, I listed the services and features I would use and needed in the unit I view as a mini computer. I pay less than half for at an electronic discount outlet

    DH only uses a few of the services available on his expensive iPhone...I think less than I've listed but he doesn't price check etc.

  3. snafu Says:

    I pay less than half for at an electronic discount outlet

    DH only uses a few of the services available on his expensive iPhone...I think less than I've listed but he doesn't price check etc.

    sorry, message fragmented

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I'm using the term iPhone very loosely. My son did suggest an Android.

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