I went to Aldi this morning -- first time in the grocery store this year! I spent $50 on groceries, $6 on toilet paper, and $8 on a utensil crock, which I didn't expect to spend, but they happened to have one that was the right size and color. I was planning to look at Goodwill, but this was so much easier.
Variables are now at 33%. I am working with an estimated budget right now, since I don't know what my new SS payment will be. But I'll find out tomorrow!
Did I mention that on Thanksgiving my sister brought me boxes and boxes of books? I have been plowing my way through them, which is a delightful way to spend this dismal lockdown. I have also become addicted to FarmVille3. I do so enjoy harvesting those crops and buying pigs, cows and chickens. I never buy any tokens, as much as they try to urge me to, so it's free entertainment.
I have not been to the gym since Omicron took hold, but I am trying to take daily walks. It is sometimes challenging, when the weather is cold or windy or snowy or a combination thereof. But I've been pretty good about it. I have to admit I feel better when I exercise, even though I sometimes have to force myself to do it.