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Getting Ready to Travel

November 21st, 2023 at 03:51 pm

I'm pausing now as I get ready to travel tomorrow for our family get-together in Michigan. I have promised to bring green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and a dump cake. This morning as I assembled my ingredients, I realized that I forgot to buy the yellow cake mix for the dump cake, so it's back to the store. Yesterday I spent $44 for ingredients. I logged that expenditure in Gifts/Charity. As it is a gift to the family, similar to hosting, just not at my house.

Since my last post I have bought a Christmas tree ($50), birthday gifts ($103), groceries ($37), takeout ($11), and a painter's smock ($4). I have paid the second installment on my property tax ($356). I have spent $13 on donations.  I have spent 85% of my variables, and I still have a trip ahead of me. But 'tis the season. 

I enjoyed the painting class I took at the community center, so I am contemplating taking the next one in December. I am also contemplating buying some paints and brushes and canvases so I can practice at home. The painting I produced in class was pretty bad, but I think I can improve with practice, and I do enjoy the process. Anyway, the next class, if I sign up for it, is $20. I probably won't buy art supplies until after Christmas, and after my trip to North Carolina and Florida in January.

4 Responses to “Getting Ready to Travel”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Enjoy your trip!

  2. Credit Rules Says:

    If anyone asks what you want for Christmas, you can always ask for a gift card to the art supply store or for community college classes.

  3. mumof2 Says:

    have a great thanksgiving

  4. terri77 Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! What flavor dump cake are you making?

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