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Saturday Morning

October 28th, 2017 at 12:28 pm

I went to a professional workshop yesterday afternoon, as well as a Happy Hour. I got to see some old friends and made some new ones, I hope. I don't expect to get any work out of it, but I did enjoy using my work "muscles" again and discussing issues with others in my field. Kind of gave my brain a jumpstart.

The Happy Hour served as my dinner, and it was free.

In the morning, I went back to Aldi and did some stock-up shopping: walnuts, canola oil, brown sugar, white sugar, tuna, evaporated milk, tomato juice, pasta sauce, beets, and chocolate chips. As you might guess, I'm getting ready for holiday baking and gifting. The total bill was $18.

The beets are going to go into the purple potato soup that is still in my freezer. I'm going to try to turn it into borscht.

I'm done with grocery shopping now except for picking up perishables and necessities.

It cost me $6 to park for the workshop. There is no way to park downtown free for any length of time. There are spots that are good for two hours, and a garage that will let you park free for less than an hour, but if you have to park for more than two hours, you are stuck. I didn't think about taking the train, which certainly would have been cheaper, and no cost out of pocket.

Today I'm going to my grandson's last outdoor flag football game. (It will continue at an indoor facility next week.) Unfortunately, it is very cold this morning and the temperature will not even hit 50 today. So I'm planning to bundle up!

3 Responses to “Saturday Morning”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you bundle up for that game. It is really frosty here this morning and they are calling for a hard freeze tonight downstate.

    Having lived in the Chicagoland area for a few years, I realized that parking would always cost if you spend any time downtown. Down state where I am, parking is mostly free and people don't realize what a bargain it truly is.

    One of our grocery stores has a coupon book and last month they had white sugar as part of their promotion. The sad thing was it was still higher than what Aldi charges normally. I get my sugar and flour from Aldi too.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I have always wanted to try borscht.

  3. Amber Says:

    Glad you had a great time at the event, I love professional networking events.

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