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Indulgences

January 15th, 2017 at 05:12 am

Yesterday I caved and bought some things for myself. I had a 30% Kohl's coupon and the usual 20% BB&B coupon, so I went shopping with the thought that I could do some gift-shopping, which I would like to spread out more this year prior to December.

At Kohl's I looked only at the clearance areas -- where the markdowns were 70-80%. I ended up buying two bras for myself ($12 for both) some kitchen towels for myself ($6) and baby clothes for my soon-to-be-born grandniece ($16). So yes, I did get a gift!

At BB&B I bought a kitchen waste bin, the kind with the flip top and and the pedal. With my coupon, it was $25. I've been wanting to replace my bin for quite a while; it is highly visible in my kitchen and my old one was a disgrace.

I also picked up $13 worth of groceries (getting two free items) and did a $1.50 load of laundry.

My variables spending went up to 86%. I have ten more days in this pay period. I'll probably have to get more gas, but I think I'm pretty good on groceries.

I got an $80 bill for the tail end of my physical therapy. I'll pay that when I get paid so that it will go on the next cycle.

I was planning to make chicken with cranberry sauce last night for dinner, but when I opened the bag of cranberries, they were spoiled. Stupid me! I guess I was thinking they were like dried cranberries, and would last forever. Should have frozen them. So instead I had plain chicken with peas on the side.

I've been writing down my menus in the morning along with my to-do list. Today I'm having blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch out (free), and dinner will be chicken tortellini soup.

Guess that's it!

3 Responses to “Indulgences”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I hate when I open something up and it's gone bad--it's so revolting. I still am haunted by a tub of blue hummus from years ago. Sounds like you got some great Kohl's deals.

  2. terri77 Says:

    The cranberries freeze well. I bought two bags at Thanksgiving, but then when I went to make some for Christmas at my parents' home, I had left them at home. Cranberries are more scarce at Christmas than Thankgiving. I had to go to 3 stores before I found some.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hate when stuff like that happens.

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