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A haircut -- my big activity of the day!

December 27th, 2013 at 03:48 pm

I went to get my haircut today. Before hitting the road, I looked for coupons online, and found one for Fantastic Sam's for $10. However, I'm not sure I really saved money, because Sam's was about 7 miles away. Oh well. I needed to practice using my smartphone as a GPS. And it was a pretty day for a ride -- sunny and warm.

I've never been to this shop before, but I like the cut. I'll continue to go wherever I find the coupon, however. I'm planning to be a lot more serious about saving this year.

I love having these days off. I'm not really doing much, just piddling around, but it feels so good! It's going to be a brutal shock when I have to go back to work.

The walk to the station will be nicer, though, because one of my Christmas presents was a set of traction coils to wear on my boots. Why didn't I think of this? It's a whole different feeling, stepping out and knowing that I am so much more surefooted!

It was kind of funny how foot-oriented our Christmas was. I got the traction coils and a pair of miniature wooden shoes for my tree (I'm part Dutch and my hometown is Holland, Michigan). My son got a pair of high-tops and a bag of socks. My DIL got a pair of moccasins. Her mom got slippers. The grandsons each got a pair of shoes for school. Weird! I wonder what our theme will be next year?

5 Responses to “A haircut -- my big activity of the day!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We almost all got socks for Christmas! Love that. Glad you got those for your winter walking. They will help tremendously.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    That is interesting how everything was foot related! Both DH and I got socks for Christmas and unlike the kids in A Christmas Story, we were happy to receive them.

  3. snafu Says:

    How easy was your GPS? Will it be a tool you'll enjoy? I'm still learning how to use features on my phone and like the app that compares prices and decodes bar codes. I've not yet felt comfortable for smart phone banking.

    Love your review of traction coils, there were on markdown at our pharmacy but I don't know anyone who tried them. Would they offer security on the early AM dog walks when one one has yet swept/shovelled their walks.

    I made a tray of healthy breakfast muffins and that led to shirred eggs in muffin papers. I've a few more tacos left from dinner and both wraps and fritattas are part f my repertoire of portables. It's snowing and will hit minus 18 tomorrow so I've set small bags of cooked navy & kidney beans to defrost. 1st thing tomorrow I'll start a batch of Chilli in the crockpot.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    The GPS was pretty easy once I got the hang of it. At first I was worried because the map was so small -- I couldn't read the street names -- but as it turned out, the audio instructions were so clear I didn't really need the visual.

    The only negative I have to say about the traction coils is that they are not easy to take on and off, so I would recommend using them on a pair of boots which will just be outdoor boots. You don't want to walk around on them in the house -- wouldn't be good for your floors, and I suspect they would be a little slippery indoors.

  5. snafu Says:

    thanks for the heads-up on traction coils. I guess they'd have to go on old, worn down at the heels boots as it would be impossible to drive with traction coils on in my everyday boots. We've about 14" of snow on the ground and big flakes falling now will add depth. Do you think they would they be ok on swept, shovelled, dry sidewalks?

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