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A Simple Day

January 5th, 2018 at 07:23 am

My kids got home last night safe and sound. I'm done with cat duty -- well, not at home, of course!

I did a load of laundry yesterday ($1.50) and that was my only spending.

Today I'm going to go to the gym, but I don't plan to stop to buy anything.

Meals today:

Mac & cheese, peas
Soup & bread (not sure which soup; I'll pick one from the freezer)

I think I'm going to start today on taking down my Christmas stuff. I usually wait till January 6 (Epiphany) but the decorations went up earlier than usual this year and I'm ready to let them go.

I had a higher-than-usual electric bill ($51). I know there has been a rate increase, but it was small. I suppose I have had the lights on more than usual so that I could enjoy the lit-up tree. And I have been at home more than usual.

My insurance payment of $337 was withdrawn from my bank account yesterday.

I've decided I need to buy a new lamp. My bedside lamp is too small to provide good reading light. I need a lamp that is taller, and that can handle a bright bulb. I'm tired of struggling to read. I'm going to start looking around for a deal. (I don't have another lamp to move into its place; I broke a lamp not long ago, so I'm actually a bit short in that area.)

I'm feeling good financially. I have money in the bank, gas in the tank, food in the fridge, nice clothes hanging in my closet. My bills are paid. I have some fun trips coming up that I will pay for with cash. I'm good!

4 Responses to “A Simple Day”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Maybe you can find a lamp at Goodwill. I've found some nice ones there before.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    While you search for a taller lamp, stack some books on your bedside table and place your lamp on top of the stack. I've done that with books in my "to read" pile.

    Happy 2018!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm going to try Goodwill before I look at normal retail. Books underneath the lamp is a good idea! Why didn't I think of that?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good idea on the books stacked up to make it taller. Have you checked out some of the new bulbs that are whiter and brighter but use less energy? We have them in our lamps near our chairs and they have made a difference in the brightness.

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