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Not a cheap day

May 28th, 2006 at 01:57 am

I skipped grocery shopping, because I think I can make do till payday. But I did buy some dishwasher detergent at Wal-Mart, because hand washing isn't getting the dishes as clean as I like.

Then I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond for a shower gift. I had a $5 off coupon, and I set a $30 limit, which I did not exceed. Free gift wrap, so all in all I did pretty well there.

Then I filled the gas tank - $31. And then refilled a prescription - $6. It's the last refill, so I will have to make a doctor's appointment.

None of this is really too bad, but since I had to charge it all, it made me sad.

My niece's wedding shower is tomorrow and it's a three-hour trip. The frugal thing to do would have been to skip it, but it means something to me. I want to be there for my niece.

I talked on the phone with my aunt in California who is dying of cancer. I told her how much I loved her and I couldn't keep the tears out of my voice. I hope I didn't upset her. She told me she is not in pain, just "annoyed." She's always had a remarkable attitude.

So I'm grieving about her inevitable loss and also about losing my dear 12-year-old cat this week. I'm sad. I'm hoping for a happy diversion tomorrow at the shower.

2 Responses to “Not a cheap day”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Poor Carolina Bound! ((Hugs)). I hope tomorrow makes you happy too!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I, too, would go to the shower. As you are learning this week, life is too short and fragile not to seize the moments that are important to us.

    Drive safely!

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