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Back from Vacation

August 24th, 2015 at 06:52 am

I'm home from my weekend in Michigan, which was lovely, as usual. Especially fun times with the grandsons, who enjoyed their last bit of summer in the pool, and kayaking. I had a nice lunch with my guy (who perhaps doesn't realize he's my guy Smile) and the lunch yielded enough leftovers that I had food for my trip home.

I paid $35 for gas and food. I also stopped at CVS and picked up some pantiliners for $1, saving $3 with a birthday credit.

I thought I might start my new job tomorrow, but as of this morning, my boss has not indicated that the paperwork has been processed. Hoping she will get back to me today.

It was nice getting my laundry done so easily -- and free.

I need to go to the grocery store, but I'm thinking I might make it through today, anyway, without having to go. The longer I can procrastinate, the better!

Today's meals:

Breakfast: Toast w/peanut butter and jelly
Lunch: Scrambled eggs w/ peppers
Dinner: Veggie fried rice in flour wrap

Just heard the stock market took another severe dip upon opening. That makes me a little nervous. The last time I "retired" we went into that bad recession. I'm better off now, but still....

Variables spending is at 112%. If I can hold it down these last few days of August, I can easily make that up in September.

5 Responses to “Back from Vacation”

  1. snafu Says:

    Happy belated Birthday. Wishing you a wonderful year of joy. Delighted your trip to Michigan was full of enjoyment.

    While the rollercoaster rides down on all our retirement portfolios, it's not like we're cashing out and taking a hit ...it's all on paper. I'm thinking I'd like to slightly reduce my bond fund percentage and buy equities that are 'on sale.'

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm not like the downward stock market either...was going to take some money from my daughter's college fund. I have cash though, so may just wait and see if it recovers before year end.

  3. snafu Says:

    Happy belated Birthday. Wishing you a wonderful year of joy and pleasurable experiences. Delighted your trip to Michigan was full of enjoyment.

    While the rollercoaster rides down on all our retirement portfolios, it's not like we're cashing out and taking a hit ...it's all on paper. I'm thinking I'd like to slightly reduce my bond fund percentage and buy equities that are 'on sale.' I'm waiting for one more, largish bounce down

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm sure you'll break it to him gently. Wink
    All the articles I'm reading about the market drop are not worried because the economy's in a much better place than it was in '09. If anything I'm hoping this keeps the Fed from raising the interest rate just yet.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I was thinking about recently retired people, or those soon to retire today watching the stocks. My networth is down about $50k right now from it's high .... but I have 15 years to recover.

    I set up my monthly contribution to my ROTH today - hopefully it'll hit while the stocks are still discounted. Smile (When I switched to Vanguard, I kept forgetting to get this set up with them.)

    Glad you had a good trip!

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