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Warning! Warning!

February 7th, 2012 at 09:06 pm

I got an email from my bank this morning telling me that my checking account balance was under $25. It scared me a bit, thinking I made a mistake and that I would soon be overdrawn. But no, I am just under $25. I guess I have never been that low before in my checking account; I don't recall ever getting a notice before.

I transferred $20 into the account just in case, but in another week it will go back into savings.

I bought a tablecloth last night, along with eight matching napkins. They were all 50% off; even so, still expensive for someone who never shops retail! I decided to get two packages of napkins for fear I would regret not having enough in the future. The set is yellow, which will look good with my Blue Willow dishes.

At the same time I found a stainless steel helicopter sculpture which was also 50% off. My son is training to be a helicopter pilot, so I thought it would make a good Christmas gift. The cashier did not give me 50% off at the register, so a manager had to fix it. I'm glad I was awake enough to catch the error. The whole bill was about $75. The helicopter alone was $35, even half-price.

Ironic, since I'm doing the fancy dinner in order to SAVE money. But the tablecloth & napkins will serve me for a long time. I didn't have a table cover at all -- somehow in all my moves I just ended up without any. And I do like to set a pretty table.

5 Responses to “Warning! Warning!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    If you get a chance, try to post a photo of your tablecloth and napkins with your Blue Willow it looks super!

  2. laura Says:

    You're post title made me think of "Danger, Will Robinson. Danger." from Lost in Space. Smile
    Your new table linens sound lovely. My mom just bought me a Valentine's Day gift (early) of a new tablecloth with hearts (also bought at Kohl's).

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I love a nice table. I'm breaking out my Norwegian Hearts and Pines dishes again for DD's party this weekend. Yours sounds lovely!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you all!

    I started to ask what Norwegian Hearts and Pines looked like, and then I realized I could just Google it. Beautiful!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks CB.
    I love them.

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