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No-Spend Days

January 10th, 2014 at 07:36 am

Yesterday was a no-spend day. In fact, I have had 6 no-spend days this month! Challenging winter weather really puts a kibosh on the spending!

I am tracking my variable spending, too, with the plan of keeping it under $300. So far I have spent $28. I am about 1/3 through the month, so doing great! This includes the doctor bill, a hamburger at the station, and my Netflix bill. Netflix isn't counted in my fixed expenses because it is a want and not a need.

I got my Christmas package from my Florida son yesterday. The reason it was so late was that he had been hoping his father would bring them back for me, but my ex said he had no room in his luggage. Exes! So my son mailed it after Christmas.

Anyway, he and his wife did a great job with little money. The best gift was a photobook they had made with pictures of my granddaughter. The package also included two framed pictures of her, a book, and a package of Keurig cups. I'm pretty sure the Keurig cups were from their kitchen (I had told them I needed some for work), and I'm guessing that the book and frames were secondhand. But they were all in perfect shape and in perfect taste. Somehow, knowing that they had so little to spend made it all the more special to me. He's a chip off the old block!

3 Responses to “No-Spend Days”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Amazing how bad weather keeps us from getting out and spending.

    Sounds like your gifts were chosen with love and care. Cool!

  2. Buendia Says:

    I love gifts like that (personal and I also don't like people to overspend on me)! You obviously raised your son well, and he knows what you'll like. I had to look up what a Keurig cup is! (I guess it shows I'm not a coffee drinker!).

  3. sandy Says:

    YOU are questioning second hand gifts?? Looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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