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Snowflakes surpass $1000!

November 13th, 2014 at 02:08 pm

After adding in this month's Discover Cashback Bonus, I exceeded $1000 in snowflakes! Woo hoo! Last year I logged about $800, and the year before, $500, so I am working my way up every year! I haven't checked to see if my Citi bonus is there -- that will bump it up!

I mailed my granddaughter's birthday gift yesterday - $16 postage. I had a new shrink-wrapped package of play food I bought at a garage sale, and to that I added a pair of pj's (also new, also from garage sale), a skirt and top (truly new, a Kohl's deal), and three pairs of tights (new, from Goodwill). I think it made a nice assortment for not a lot of money.

My grandson's birthday party is this weekend. My big gift was the Medieval Times trip, but I have little gifts to open, too. Some "doodle" books, a card game, a key chain and a special Christmas ornament. I'm going to suppress the urge to get something else. I know that others will give him "big" gifts, which will make mine look puny, but as I said, my big gift was already given.

I bought breakfast today at the station - $4.

I am thinking of getting a Bose system. I have been without any musical player/radio for a long time now. I see that Bose has a player that also attaches to a smartphone, which seems like a smart option to me. I have really missed my music and would like to play my CD's again. And I like the idea of something very small but with good sound. Still thinking...

I'm also turning over the idea of getting a new TV. My current one is a tube TV (perhaps the last one in the universe?). It still works. But I don't know how long it will last, and I've been thinking I should probably upgrade to a flat screen while I have the money. It won't be an option after retirement. And I do love my movies.

Both of these things have come to mind after I let go of the idea of a washer/dryer. But I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet!

5 Responses to “Snowflakes surpass $1000!”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    Nice job on the snowflakes!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:


  3. Ima saver Says:

    All of my tv's (3) ar the old fashioned kind, not a flat screen in the bunch. I brought my upstairs tv with me from Florida 30 years ago. They still work fine.

  4. snafu Says:

    TV's technology is accelerating and prices are coming down which is an unusual combination that makes waiting reasonable unless you are missing the enhanced quality of the newest DVDs. Are you thinking Grey [Thanksgiving] Day or Black Friday craziness at the mall and electronic outlets for their deals? If the money is there today, it's unlikely to vanish on retirement day.

  5. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    TV prices are incredibly cheap these days. And we're a BOSE family - LOVE IT!

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