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Just Laundry

October 8th, 2013 at 09:35 am

I noticed I had no receipts in my wallet today, and thought, "Oh! I had a no-spend day yesterday!" Well, not quite. I did spend $1.50 on a load of laundry.

I took my gift stash (laundry basket full of unwrapped potential gifts) down to basement storage. It had been in the same closet where the litter box is, and even though I am careful to clean the box every day, the area still gets dirty and dusty. I decided I can't store anything there. I AM going to get an implement to hang my brooms, mops, etc. on the wall so the space won't be completely wasted.

It will be less handy to have the gift stash down there, but it will also be safer from discovery.

I have fewer gifts than I have ever had before. I don't know whether that is a good thing or a bad thing. I think I am going to focus a lot more on Amazon shopping this year, since I am building up my credits. The gifts I have on hand are more of the stocking-stuffer variety.

I wrote a little while ago about the daughter of a friend who is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. I sent her a $25 Amazon card to use for Kindle books, or whatever. Well, her mother recently sent an email to the group of interested friends, saying that they were fixing up her bedroom at home to make it nice for her return, and anyone who wanted to help could contribute. I am a friend, but not a close friend. I don't really want to give again, but don't want to ignore her, either. Would a $10 check be an insult? Just not sure on this one.

4 Responses to “Just Laundry”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Following your heart on the giving...not the expectations. You did already give and if that is all you can give, then it is fine.

  2. baselle Says:

    Yes, hard to tell whether this is an ask for friends who hadn't given anything or a second ask of friends. Any possibility to give time instead? Help with fixing up but not necessarily money.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I've decided that the email was probably meant for those who said "What can I do?" rather than those who have already done something. If I had a lot of money to play with, I'd give more, but I think it is understood that I am pretty strapped.

  4. baselle Says:

    Good plan ... and there's always the "did my spam filter overdo it?" mention should it be necessary.

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