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The Weekend

September 9th, 2019 at 08:36 am

BFF went home this morning, and it was a good time, though a bit expensive. The wedding we went to did not cost me anything -- I was simply the guest of BFF and did not know the couple, so I did not buy a wedding gift. There was a valet service, but BFF did the tipping. We enjoyed a nice dinner and had good company at our table.

The expensive part was the next day. We went shopping at two Goodwill's, which is our thing. I spent $40; almost half of that was for gifts, the rest was for housewares. Best purchases -- a beautiful white teapot with a sculptured leaf design - $5 - and a brand new board game still in shrink wrap -- the European kind that my son likes - for $10. I also bought him two pairs of brand new, 70% cotton, crazy socks, one with an eyeglass pattern and one with a mustache pattern -- both for $4.

That was not so bad, but then we stopped at the Skechers outlet, and I bought a pair of shoes, despite having already bought two pairs of shoes this month. They were having a sale; the second pair half-price, so we each bought a pair and split the savings. My total was $37. I replaced a pair of sneaker clogs that were practically in shreds.

And we ate out, and that was $19. So altogether it was more than I wanted to spend, but it was a good time, and I don't really feel bad about anything I bought. Just can't get used to having spending money.

It turned out the new fan in my fridge is fine. It is supposed to turn off and on -- duh! So my panic about having to get a new fridge was unmerited.

I'm doing some laundry this morning and just getting back in my routine. Later I'll pick up a prescription at Walgreens, but that is only $10 or so.

2 Responses to “The Weekend”

  1. fireandi Says:

    Glad you got to spend some good time with BFF. I love thrift-shopping. They can be good places to find unusual and fun gifts. As far as the shoes - yes, they can be expensive, but they last you so long. If you use those sneakers for a year, they will have only cost you 10c a day. Less if you use them longer. Glad you treated yourself to a new pair.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a nice weekend.

    Isn't it funny how we guilt ourselves when we do spend? I know you won't go crazy, but I often feel guilty if I spend money on myself, even if I have saved up for it.

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