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Happy Friday!

April 24th, 2015 at 02:18 pm

My financial news today is that I really had to push myself to take the train this morning instead of drive, and I did it. And I didn't buy a muffin to reward myself. And I also had to push myself to even go to work, I felt so out-of-sorts. But I can't afford to take a day off, as I will get paid for all my vacation and sick time in the end! So there will be no taking off work for the next two months, unless I am DEATHLY ill!

Yesterday's train from work into the city was delayed by a broken switch. I got into the station too late to catch my usual train home. I took the next train, which doesn't stop at my station. So I had a 40-minute walk home. I thought it would be a little warmer than it was, but it was okay. I walked through a neighborhood chock-full of grand old mansions, and it was fun to gawk. But I also caught myself thinking, my gosh, the maintenance! And the lawn care! I am not sorry I am not in a home like that.

This morning I felt heat coming from the bathroom radiator! Blessed heat! I guess they finally decided to turn the boiler back on, since there is no warm-up in the forecast.

With my BFF coming tomorrow, I have a lot of work to do at home to get it company-ready. Thank goodness she is not leaving till Saturday morning and I will have those hours to clean up.

My grocery list is exceeding 10, and that's not counting any meat, veggies or fruit! Maybe, with my BFF on board, I can make a 20-item trip this weekend and get her help with carrying!

Which reminds me, I've been thinking about how to incorporate exercise into my life post-retirement, and I thought it might be a good idea to make daily walks to the grocery store. It is about a half-hour away on foot. I could buy one or two items a day. That would save me gas, too! But I couldn't get frozen food, or heavy items, so it might not be the best plan, at least not all the time.

2 Responses to “Happy Friday!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Hate to pour cold water on your multi trips per week to grocery but all the research says you'll escalate spending as each trip spends more + the more time you spend in a grocery store, the more you will spend. How do you feel about a daily walk to another location like a park or a planned activity within walking distance? Would you consider taking a dog for a walk for pay for exercise and to fund some other enjoyable activity.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good they turned the heat back on!

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