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No-Spend Day

January 13th, 2018 at 06:56 am

No spending yesterday. I didn't pay for parking at the doctor's office, and I didn't buy lunch. There was plenty of time to go home before the program. As for the parking, I parked a couple of blocks away from the medical center. It was very cold and also very windy, and I wasn't dressed warmly enough, so it was a real struggle to make that walk. Quite a lot of effort for saving only a couple of dollars. But I did it.

Also, though I was expecting to pay $5 for my copay, there was no charge. I forgot that it was my free annual checkup covered by my Medicare Advantage plan.

I got a $54 check from the Blue Buffalo settlement. I put that into my slush fund.

I also did a Pine Cone survey last night, so I'll get a $3 payment soon.

Variables are at 33% and I have a week and a half to go. I like the way I'm handling variables this month. Usually I do a chunk of spending at the beginning of the month, but this time I'm just waiting until the need arises. It feels much more comfortable this way.

Today I'm going to go to Jewel. I'll get a free box of cereal from the MyMixx program, and I'm also going to get dishwasher detergent, Dawn, and a box of wine. And I'll get more quarters.

On Monday I'll have a full day babysitting the boys. That will probably be a spendy day, since we may go to a movie or out to lunch, to break up the day.

I trimmed my bangs last night. Ordinarily I would get a haircut about now, but I'm waiting till pay day, and the bangs trim will help keep me looking presentable.

Also on pay day, I have an appointment with the nephrologist. I have to get blood tests beforehand. I'll probably do that next Tuesday.

3 Responses to “No-Spend Day”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the cold walk to and from the doctor's office. Have you ever read the book "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?" The reason I ask, is your comment reminded me of a comment that the grandmother said about saving pennies here and there...sit in the dark and dream of things and save money on oil...bundle up and don't use as much coal to save..." Well, you get the idea.

    Good score on the snowflakes!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Rob - Much love to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Smile Read that SO many times. Smile
    You talking about trimming your bangs reminded me that I need to cut my hair soon. It's starting to get scraggly. Maybe I'll do it this weekend.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was my absolute favorite book when I was a teenager! I do think I absorbed some of my frugal attitude from it!

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