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From the Frozen Midwest....

November 12th, 2013 at 06:49 am

Baby, it's cold here! I hope this is just a fluke, and we're back to normal fall weather soon!

Yesterday I donated $20 toward a wedding gift for a colleague. Usually I don't give that much, but it will be my only gift, and it is for someone I like and respect very much.

This morning I bought my breakfast at Corner Bakery ($4). The reason being, it was a rush morning because I had to find and break out my winter gear -- it was 24 degrees! And I didn't take the time to pack a breakfast. Lunch is already in the work fridge (I often take enough for two days). Anyway, I have to say, I did enjoy it! Doing something less often makes it more fun!

Still hammering out plans for the trip to Florida. My brother, sister, cousins and I are trying to coordinate -- it's not easy, especially with the main airport two hours away from the site of the memorial service. But I think I and my sister will stay with my son for most of the time. My brother and cousins will probably get hotel rooms near my son's house. On the night of the service, we will all try to get adjoining suites in a hotel down there. I'm guessing I will have to rent a car, too.

Oh well. It will all come out of my emergency fund, and I will make it up. I'll try to save where I can.

Yesterday I was in a meeting that ran late, so I had to take a train one hour later than usual. It was a dark and cold walk home (and snowy!), but once I got home, I was happy to be able to throw together a great meal -- steak, steamed asparagus, smashed potatoes and a glass of wine. MMmmm. Tonight I'm going to use the leftover steak in fajitas.

I could have used my new boots yesterday. But I wore them today -- there is still snow on the ground, though I doubt it will last. I am happy to report that they are very comfortable. And warm.

3 Responses to “From the Frozen Midwest....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great day for boots! My understanding is we will be back into the 50's for the weekend. The snow will melt, it is just a temporary cold snap.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I heard the same -- we'll get warmer weather after today, lasting maybe until Thanksgiving. It was quite a shock! I'm just glad NT warned me so I thought to wear long johns.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad your boots are doing their job Smile

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