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June 6th, 2017 at 10:43 am

It was AARP day at Walgreen's, so I bought some beauty products I've had on my want list. I combined the 15% AARP discount with some other discounts. All in all I got $6 off a $40 order -- not earth-shattering but at least I didn't pay full price. I bought mascara, eyeliner, neck & chest cream, and eye cream. The latter two I'm trying for the first time. I got some facial masks for Christmas that I haven't tried yet, so one of these days I'm going to give myself a spa day! (At home, of course!)

I also went to the doctor's office and got my blood drawn. Hoping to hear good news in the next few days.

My variables are now at 23%, and once again, I'll be on vacation for a week of this month, which won't come out of the variables budget.

I've put it off for a few days, but I think I will make tomorrow my day to renew my driver's license. I have to go out of town, since we have no branch here -- Chicago would be the closest, but I'm not going there -- I think I will drive to a western suburb and maybe hit a Goodwill out there, too.

Really trying to step up my fruit/veggie consumption. Today I had a bowl of strawberries with my mini-bagel for breakfast, and lunch will be French onion soup, to which I'm adding LOTS of onions. Dinner will be spaghetti. I'll have Italian green beans on the side, but I'm also adding mushrooms and carrots to the sauce.

Tomorrow I'm going to stop at Jewel because there are specials on blackberries, cherries, asparagus and pineapple.

Finished a jigsaw puzzle today and it was so satisfying, and yet I have accomplished nothing! Wish I got a prize or something! But the reward is the pleasure in doing.

4 Responses to “Beautifying”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    I love jigsaw puzzles! Although I haven't had time to do any lately. My favorite are Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. They are made in England, and are really difficult. There are "whimsy" pieces in each one that are cut into shapes that correspond with the theme of the puzzle. They are pricey, but they often have sales. You can buy them online.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    What's the deal on the Walgreen discount for AARP? Is there an age limit? 15% is pretty good. Didn't know about that.

    I've been pretty successful these past few months of eating 4 servings of fruits and 8 servings of veggies daily. It sounds like a lot, but most veggies/fruits are just half cup for one serving. Salad greens are 1 cup for a full serving.

    I like crossword puzzles and I often play the free brain games available on Luminosity. I used to subscribe but found that really wasn't necessary and am content to just play the rotating group of games each day.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    It was just one day -- 15% off Walgreens purchase if you show your AARP card. I think I got an email about it. They do it every so often. It did not apply to sale items, however.

    I will look for the Wentworth puzzles!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I think one thing, CB, that those of who are retired struggle with is the idea we have to accomplish something every day. I'd say you did quite a bit, even if it was the just the everyday stuff.

    I think the AARP day is like the first of every month. I wish it covered stuff on sale too, but it seems like so many of the things that I would purchase aren't on sale when that day rolls around.

    Good idea on going to the 'burbs to get your license renewed.

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