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Christmas Eve Eve Meanderings

December 23rd, 2016 at 08:50 am

I went into work yesterday, but there was no one else in my office. Since I don't have a key to the main office, I had to call security to be let in. I ended up only working three hours, because it just felt so weird and I couldn't concentrate. I know most people do better without people around when they work, but for some reason I am just the opposite.

After work, I went to the gym and then to Walgreens, where I spent $8 on a prescription and sundries.

This morning, it was back to the gym again, with a $24 stop at the gas station. I have also run a load of laundry for $1.50.

I'm trying to spend money only on needs.

That said, I have yet to withdraw $600 for the grandsons' college funds. I already sent the $600 to the Florida grandchildren, but the local kids have a specific fund and I need to find the info and log on. Need to do that before Christmas, so that I have a printout to wrap up!

I have earned $2,229 in snowflakes this year. Ordinarily, I would have divided this among the four grandchildren, but I decided to stick to $300 apiece since I had such big expenses this year.

Here is how my snowflakes shook out:

Rewards/Bonuses: $1086
Freebies: $288
Dividends: $175
Focus Group: $175
Coupons: $151
Discover Cash Back: $148
Surveys: $70
Gift Cards: $55
Cash Settlements: $26
Unclaimed Property: $13
Found: $8
Peak Savings: $6
Rebates: $3

Also $25 that was not categorized.

I will be earning another $3, as I have a Pine Cone survey to do.

Tonight I'm going to my nephew's for dinner. There will be a small gift opening. I will only bring gifts for my ex & wife, and nephew's family, as all the others I will see on Christmas Day. If I am up to it today I may bake cookies to bring.

I don't have to go back to work until Tuesday, and I will enjoy this break. Today is payday (at work) but I get my check in the mail. I am hopeful that it will arrive Tuesday so I can count it in this year's budget, but with the offices being closed, that's doubtful. There's a chance if they did payroll yesterday.

I still have shepherd's pie to eat, but I am thawing my last container of hamburger in anticipation of making tacos. I am going to try to be better at staying ahead on cooking. Of course, I have a free meal tonight, and another one on Christmas Day, so I'm not going to be hurting!

4 Responses to “Christmas Eve Eve Meanderings”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Great snowflakes total CB. Merry Christmas!

  2. Carol Says:

    Very generous for the college funds! Have a wonderful Christmas CB!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    You are so generous with the college funds.

    I wound up working one Good Friday in the afternoon at an office a number of years ago...I was the only one and it was kind of weird and creepy. I had to wait until the New York office called to see if there was someone there and answer the phone before I could leave.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great job on the snowflakes!

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