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Little Economies

August 3rd, 2017 at 05:54 am

Only made one financial transaction yesterday -- I returned the unopened bottle of glucosamine/chondroitin to Walgreens. Since I bought it more than 30 days ago, they gave me store credit in the form of a gift card. $14. I'm not counting it as a snowflake, since it was just a return on money already spent. I did adjust my tracking for last month. And of course the $14 card will help me get something cheap when another need comes up that can be met at Walgreens.

Oh, and one more. I filled out a rebate form for the wine I bought for DIL. I will get $3 back.

I also did my strength training yesterday, and I got a new card at Planet Fitness, because my original was so battered it wouldn't swipe any more! So I guess that is a sign that I am getting the use out of my gym membership.

Speaking of Planet Fitness, I've noticed there is a man living in a car who parks under a tree right next to the gym. I've seen him three or four times now. He kind of spreads his stuff out (drying in the sun?) so he really isn't trying to be surreptitious. Is it Tabs? Smile No, it's not a Prius. Whenever I see him, I wish him well in my heart. I hope he does not get harassed by the merchants.

Meals today -- would you believe I'm still eating mac & cheese and tuna salad? That's the trouble with living alone. I also think I will make blueberry pancakes for breakfast today to use up the last of the berries. I will probably finish the strawberries today, too. I expect that tomorrow I will make apricot chicken to use up the apricots. I've GOT to remember not to buy so many perishables at one time! After those are done, I need to concentrate on the celery and carrots. Not too excited about the idea of making more soup, as I have a big batch already made and sitting in the freezer.

Looking forward to a nice drop in temperature tomorrow! I've been pretty disciplined about not turning on the AC, but sometimes it just gets too uncomfortable. According to the weather reports, we will be in the 60's tomorrow! I'll probably be too cold. Smile

5 Responses to “Little Economies”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    One of my mom's biggest complaints after my dad died was trying to buy groceries for a single person. She either had to pay extra to get smaller cans of vegetables, or go to a butcher shop to buy and have one pork chop packaged. She wasn't a big eater to begin with so this was always a challenge. Sometimes we would split stuff and for example, she would want a beef roast int he Crockpot, so I would get two meals ready for two separate cookers. I would put hers in a plastic bag with the roast, onion, carrots and potatoes, and take it to her so she could put it on and have a warm dinner that night and leftovers the next.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I was thinking maybe a stuffing could use up carrots and celery, if you like stuffing. Or you could roast the veggies in the oven and have them as a side dish to other food?

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I like stuffing, but that would just make another big dish to eat up. Roasting is a good idea, though! I've never roasted carrots and celery, but I bet they would be good.

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