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January 9th, 2019 at 05:28 am

I did a load of laundry yesterday, and that was my only spending. Variables are 29%.

I am gradually working my way through the freezer food. Yesterday I finished up the green bean casserole. Today I'm working on pumpkin pie and chicken penne casserole.

I set up another restaurant mystery shop for the 17th.

There isn't too much on my plate today. I do need to clean the fish tank, and it would be a good day to catch up on some housework.

We are supposed to experience a big temperature drop today. I could feel it already when I got up -- I turned on the radiators, and soon it will be toasty.

I have an ailing Christmas cactus that used to sit on a console table above one of the radiators. I decided the off-and-on heat might be contributing to its ill health, so I moved it to the center of the dining room table. It is farther from the window now, so I am compensating for the light by leaving the ceiling light on more. All this to say, it might affect my electricity a bit, but I would like to save this cactus. I've had it a long time and it has sentimental value. It used to bloom profusely, but it has not in the last few years.

My annual application for the senior property tax exemption came yesterday. I filled it out immediately and dropped it in a mailbox. It's one of the most important things for me to do, financially. I also need to apply for the homestead exemption. I can't remember if that comes in the mail, so I will explore the county treasurer's website.

I just heard the weatherman say "wind chill factor in the single digits." I'm so glad I no longer have to go out on mornings like this if I don't want to!

4 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Carol Says:

    Christmas cactus like to be a little cool. Think about changing the soil, and, maybe, just in case, take some cuttings. (just stick some leaf segments in damp soil or planting mix.) ( I've got one that's over 70 years old.) Another thing I learned the hard way, don't move it when it's in bud-- they will drop without blooming.
    Probably you know all this; if so, forgive me.

  2. Jenn Says:

    Thanks for the Christmas cactus tips. I just picked one up on clearance for $1 at Lowe's (with Christmas merchandise) and I do NOT have a green thumb!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, Carol -- I did not know those things. I have some soil on hand and will re-pot. And maybe do some starters, too.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you get those tax breaks...they sure help!

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