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Tuesday Morning

December 27th, 2016 at 05:29 am

Other than going to the gym yesterday, I spent the day at home. I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't started feeling woozy -- that cold I had, which is lingering as a cough, seemed like it was going to start over. I took some mucus expectorant before bed and I feel better this morning.

I got some good things done, like cleaning all around the litter pan. What a mess that makes. I am trying something new -- spreading a big towel under the pan and partway up the wall. I wish the cats would use a covered pan, but they won't.

I readjusted my variables budget for the coming year. It will be tighter, because taxes were higher than I expected, so I have to reserve more. There is not a lot I can control in my budget, but I can be more frugal in grocery shopping (and using my food stash) and eating out, especially the convenience eating. I don't have any big clothing needs coming up. I DO have two vacations, so I don't think I can cut back there.

About the cruise -- we are going to drive to New Orleans, where the cruise ship takes off. It is a two-day trip, and we will stay in Jackson, Mississippi overnight. My son has already booked a two-bedroom suite, so we can all stay together and split the cost. We will stay in the same suite on the way back. I am expecting that C. and I will split the cost of gas and long-term parking. We will probably take her car, since it is newer. I will take some road food, but I am sure everyone else is expecting to make food stops.

I have set aside 5 pairs of capris and 10 tops (so I can change the top for dinner). I'm also going to pack a nice pair of white pants and two cardigans. Maybe a hoodie, too. Two pairs of PJ's. Sandals and sneakers. Plenty of underwear and swimming gear. I don't have to pack a hair dryer, because the room as one. Hooray!

It's time to go to work!

6 Responses to “Tuesday Morning”

  1. pjmama Says:

    We use the Tidy Cats Breeze system - it's not a covered pan, and it has completely eliminated our issue with cat litter getting everywhere. The litter is a clay pellet/pee pad combination. It's not terribly expensive, either, all things considered. Took a bit of adjusting for them, but it works fantastically.

    Enjoy your cruise Smile

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Looking forward to hearing about your cruise.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Your cruise sounds like a lot of good times!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Enjoy your cruise!

  5. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Sounds like so much fun.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I have an oversized doormat under each of the litterboxes which helps.

    Will you have a formal night on the cruise?

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