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Back to Reality

December 17th, 2015 at 05:46 am

Weather-wise, that is. It's cold today (though still warmer than average). We've had an unusually warm winter this year. But last night, standing at the gas pump, I was shivering in the wind, and I remembered, oh yes, this is winter.

I've put in 11 hours in the last two days. Yesterday I went to my old workplace's Christmas party. It was very nice, and very good to see most of the people. I felt kind of bad that I didn't take anything, but I was told not to -- and really, there was tons of food there -- many, many leftovers.

While out in the suburbs, I got cheap gas ($20) and dropped off a bag at Goodwill. "My" Goodwill is not very close.

I spent $6 on food yesterday at work. I also gave $10 to a homeless man. The joy on his face was worth it.

I have 47 more hours to work.

I've spent 92% of my variables budget, but of course Christmas spending is throwing it off.

Well, I guess it's time to get back on the clock.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: Biscuits
Lunch: Scrambled eggs & ham
Dinner: Veggie burger

9 Responses to “Back to Reality”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I realized last night I'd gotten complacent when AS and I went to take the trash & recycling out without coats, and the wind was kind of icy. Finally it feels a bit like winter, though as you said, not nearly as cold as usual. I wore fleece tights under a dress today and my legs felt fine.

  2. Joan.of.theArch Says:

    I have a little potted tangerine tree that I've only had to bring in the house a few times so far!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    It's cold here too!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Very nice of you to give so much to a homeless man, I'm sure you made his day!

  5. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    It's been really mild here too, and I think supposed to get back up into the 60s for Christmas day. That was so generous of you to give to the homeless man. I saw something once about how if you have an old purse lying around, you can fill it with snacks, water, and trial-size toiletries, a small amount of cash, and give it to a homeless woman. I've been wanting to do that for awhile now, so it may be time to declutter my purses.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    That's a really good idea!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It got really cold here yesterday too.

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