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Last train ride, last muffin

June 26th, 2015 at 06:25 am

Sniff, sniff. (Or is it hurrah?) I'm riding the train for the last time today, since I'll drive on Monday and Tuesday, in order to carry stuff home. So I honored the occasion with my last muffin and coffee from Corner Bakery. $4.

My awesome lunch yesterday (both food and company!) set me back $14. That was my only spending -- I was very, very tempted to stop for food on the way home after work, but gave myself a stern talking to. Had beef stew at home, which I'm sick of now. Put the last serving in the freezer.

Tonight I'll make the chicken pot-pie pockets. I never even got to the chicken piccata. It's still in the freezer, on tap for next week. And I have another serving of French onion soup to consume.

I put two big chicken breasts and some taco sauce in the slow cooker last night after work and let it cook for four hours. That will be the base for the birthday meal, I think. My DIL is very likely to ask for either tacos or enchiladas. If she doesn't, I'll have it on hand to make meals for myself.

I've spent 85% of my variables budget. Expenses coming up, that may or may not fall within this month: birthday dinner, treats for last day of work (but, as that's a work expense, I won't count it in variables), laundry, feeding block for the fish, maybe more kitty litter.

My actual vacation expenses won't begin until July. It will be cheap, anyway -- gas, road food, and a box of wine for the party. Maybe I'll even spring for some chips!

7 Responses to “Last train ride, last muffin”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    It is winding down and although you have two days left, the end is in sight. Yahoo!

    Perhaps when you pull the stew out of the freezer, you could eat it with rice and it would be a little different.

    Congrats on retirement!

  2. laura/wife of the deacon Says:


    What a fun outing, indeed! Nice little diversion from Mom's Summer Taxi Service! And I've got Elizabeth George on my list of books to check out from the library!

  3. bluesfemme Says:

    Congrats cb - enjoy the last time you have to think of Sat and Sunday as different days to the rest! And I wonder if corner bakery realises why so much shares are being sold today ;-)

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming retirement!

  5. Laura S. Says:

    Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds like you are going to meet or beat your variables goal for this month! Awesome!

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congratulations on your retirement! I'm at 88% of my budget so pretty much moving at the same pace as you Smile

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