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February 23rd, 2015 at 03:35 pm

My federal refund of $1042 hit the bank account today! Now, with some cash on hand, I can fund those college accounts for the grandbabies.

I used up the last of my grocery store gift card and spent $15 over. I stuck to ten items: kitty litter, Greek yogurt, creamer, wine, ham steaks, sun-dried tomatoes, sourdough bread, jam, butter, and salsa. I also picked up a birthday card, but didn't include it in the ten-items count. It's not a grocery and it weighs nothing!

I spent $4.50 on laundry, and $23 on gas. I bought a StreetWise magazine from a vendor for $2.

On Saturday I went to a new friend's birthday party and met quite a few local folks. She apparently does a big open-house birthday party every year and most of the attendees were repeaters. It was nice to meet some of my neighbors. And she did a very nice spread; I felt kind of bad that I only brought a birthday card!

On Sunday I made dinner for my son's family -- pepper beef over rice, with loaded cornbread on the side. Went over very well, except that my grandson was deeply disappointed that I didn't have any ice cream. "Why didn't you buy any?" he said, in complete bewilderment. Smile I guess ice cream is something I need to keep on hand!

I didn't try to explain to a five-year-old why I would only buy ten items!

5 Responses to “Woot-Woot!”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Your dinner sounds lovely Smile That's great you got your refund.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That sounds like a heavy couple bags of groceries even if it was only ten items....Poor baby missing his ice cream!

  3. chloe Says:

    When I say your post title, I thought you were going to tell us you got the early retirement! But a tax refund is good, too. Smile

  4. Kiki Says:

    I got gas on Sunday for $21.50 from basically empty paying $2.61 a gallon. What was your cost per gallon in surburban Chicago?

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Walking to the grocery store has been helping to limit how much I purchase. This last week I had a heavier load than usual because of buying fruits (to eat instead of chocolate!)

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