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Home Again

August 10th, 2015 at 11:01 am

I'm back from my weekend in Indiana. I had a great time with my BFF. We did our usual -- Goodwill, Red Lobster, movie! We also went to her granddaughter's birthday party.

The movie was "Ricki and the Flash," and I really enjoyed it. Kind of hilarious that so much of it was set in Indianapolis.

I spent $27 on gas, $8 on the movie, and I spent $37 at Goodwill. $8 of that was a blazer and a dress. Good finds, because dressy items are what my wardrobe really lacks. I also bought a big round platter for $3. The rest of the spending was on gifts, mostly clothing for the new baby. I got a LOT of little boy onesies in pristine condition. Also among the gifts was a brand-new Ravensburger puzzle for my friend's granddaughter, and an outfit for my DIL's mother. I always pick up items for her when I see what seems perfect, and sometimes I let her pay me for them!

My friend treated me to dinner for my birthday, and she also gave me a cow pitcher, which reminds me of one from my childhood.

Needless to say, I've spent 100% of the variables budget. However, there is still $915 in reserve from previous savings. I will do my best to keep spending down, but I do want to go to my brother's house this weekend. My birthday is tomorrow, and I usually celebrate at his house, at least some time near the day! And there are other friends to see as well, so I will bite the bullet and overspend my budget.

8 Responses to “Home Again”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  2. starfishy Says:

    happy birthday! i'm always amazed at the items you find at goodwill.

  3. Mich Says:

    enjoy your birthday c b. Happy birthday

  4. Laura S. Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, Happy Birthday early! Enjoy your day. Smile

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have a grand birthday!

  7. snafu Says:

    Wishing you a fun Birthday and a happy, healthy year

  8. My English Castle Says:

    Happy Birthday, CB!

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