Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We stayed in yesterday due to inclement weather conditons. We got some house cleaning done; craft projects done; and I got a lot of cooking in. I made more turkey/veggie soup with the other half of the turkey carcass, etc. My daughter is "off" tomorrow too. I worked 1/2 a day today. I picked up the 2 suit cases from the freecycler - and they were in excellent condition :) After not getting mail for 2 days, we got mail today. Nothing too exciting, but I did discover a bank error that netted me $50.XX. While it was nice to stay in and catch-up on a few things, I was starting to get cabin fever. I will be looking at the dining room set Saturday morning - from a Craigslist. If I buy it, it will be my first purchase off of Craigslist. I asked my husband to take a picture of a few things we should get rid of on Craigslist too. Tax statements are coming in. The stock market performed well last year. On days like this, I feel a twinge for having changed our retirement "mix" to be more conservative. But the 3 previous days - I did not have a pit in my stomach. We invested in stocks outside of our retirement accounts, so, I still get a thrill when the market has a nice uptick. This weekend we may visit Plato's Closet on my daughter's behalf. In not so great financial news, my daughter has 2 overdue books from the library - of course they are closed . . . so, it is costing her $1 per day that they are late. I have been thinking of ways to stretch my $50 Giftcard that I am using for food/groceries. I have noticed more and more printable rebate forms are becoming available. Matching a coupon, paying with ECBs or UP rewards can stretch the buck a bit further.