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January 14th, 2012 at 08:43 pm

Ran some errands this morning and yesterday evening. I picked up my necklace which needed repair -- $22. The jeweler told me that once the chain breaks it is weakened, even after being soldered, so if it breaks again he recommends a replacement. It is a sterling silver chain and would only cost $50 to replace, but it is of sentimental value to me.

I did my big $12 grocery shopping. The cat food was on sale, so I was also able to also buy 2 lbs. of Greek yogurt and a lb. of sharp cheddar cheese, both of those on sale also.

Then I stopped at the dry cleaners; dropped off a jacket and picked up the suit that was being cleaned and altered -- $22.

I had a coupon for a $10 haircut at Great Clips. When I went, they were running a $9 special, so I'll save my coupon for next month. (If I get my hair cut next month -- I've been averaging once every two months). I gave the stylist a $3 tip, since it isn't her fault they are running a special; her labor is just the same. And -- I think -- it's a good haircut.

I went to Kmart to look for the poker chip carousel that I saw online, but it isn't in the store. Darn. I don't want to pay shipping.

Yesterday at work treats were brought in -- danish and bagels. I was on a low-carb day, so at about noon I took a bagel and wrapped it up to take home for today. When I checked at the end of the day there was an apple danish left. I knew it would be thrown away, so I wrapped that up, too. I had it for breakfast and the bagel for lunch. Woo-hoo! I'm such a scavenger.

I stripped all the meat off the rotisserie chicken and made a chicken salad, which is now in the fridge. The bones are now simmering away in the new stockpot I got for Christmas.

I said at year's end that I would try to limit my spending to $2000 a month. Well, it's halfway through the month and I've spent $2332. I might assume it's an unrealistic goal, but that includes my semi-annual car & rental insurance, a weekend vacation, and a belated (big) Christmas gift. So I think maybe next month I can hit it.

I did put $200 into savings, which isn't the worst I've ever done!

3 Responses to “Errands”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    $200 savings is awesome!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Does Kmart to site to store like Walmart?

  3. CB in the City Says:

    That's a good thought, Laura. I'll bet they do!

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