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Just Peeked at my Discover Bill

December 7th, 2012 at 03:49 pm

And it's over $2,000! Not much of surprise, I've been spending like crazy.

I spent $65 on myself at Lands End -- more investment clothing. I bought a really good pair of warm mittens -- that was half the cost right there. I only have lightweight gloves right now -- fine for this mild weather, but I will need serious help when winter truly sets in. That was all I intended to buy, but then there was the lure of free shipping if I just spent $50. I found that their no-iron shirts were on clearance, so I bought a white one -- I've been needing one for more than a year -- and I also bought four pairs of socks. All my socks are wearing out at once. I just threw away another sock this morning. (Of course I always save the good one, in hopes of matching up with another orphan -- and sometimes it works!)

Then I ordered the cover for my spare tire (the one on my car, not on my waist, ha, ha, ha). It was $146. I accidentally got a 5% discount because I entered the wrong expiration date for my credit card -- while trying to correct it, the site thought I was cancelling the sale and offered a 5% discount to continue. Cool!

Bought some cards at Walgreens - $6.

I bought breakfast at Corner Bakery this morning - $6. I was packing for my girlfriends' weekend this morning and opted not to pack food for today -- I was challenged already hauling a suitcase, purse and umbrella on the train. (Yes, it was drizzling on top of everything else). However, I do have a lunch in the fridge here at work, since my boss bought lunch for everyone yesterday. Tonight I'm taking the train downtown and will walk to the Grand Lux to meet my girlfriends. I already know I'm going to have the Asian Nachos. I've been craving them for a year!

Our girlfriends' weekend may be cheaper than last year. We are not staying at a hotel, but at the home of one of my friends in Hyde Park. We will go to the Drake for tea again, but Saturday night dinner is open, since we couldn't get a reservation at Joe's Seafood. We may do something much more simple.

Last year we shopped, but this year I am hoping we will visit a museum, or even go to a movie. I'm pretty tired of shopping, but I don't know how the others will feel.

I was too tired to put the tree up last night -- this 3 1/2 hour commute is getting to me. This morning I walked to work with another commuter who works where I do and lives where I do. He is younger and committed to doing this for quite a few more years -- his reasoning is that not only is he underwater on his mortgage, but he likes the town he lives in much more than the town he works in. It's nice to know I'm not the only crazy one going all that distance! (But I'm only going to do it for two years!)

5 Responses to “Just Peeked at my Discover Bill”

  1. snafu Says:

    Have a terrific, fun weekend with friends, and use your persuasive skills to get the group to a museum or movie since shopping really isn't entertainment, it's more like work!
    I'm sure others will back me up when I say the way to put a stop to orphan socks is to buy six or more identical pairs at a time. Lands En

  2. snafu Says:

    ...Lands End has terrific merchandise and they stand behind their products.

    It's a terrific idea to walk to train or train to office for health and your waistline. I often haul support materials wheeling a carry-on-board through campus shoving my handbag in the suitcase or where the bag 'bandolier' style across my torso.
    [sorry hit submit in mid sentence]

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I love LandsEnd too. Have a fun weekend!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Like Snafu mentioned - you might want to consider some kind of rolling totebag or something - might make your commute a bit easier on you.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    It's unusual for me to have to take a suitcase on the train -- most days my "train bag" is just fine -- it's a narrow, but large, leather-like tote. I don't like the rolling option because there's a pretty big gap between the train and the sidewalk when I'm getting off and on.

    I already got my merchandise from Lands End and it's all fabulous!

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