Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1/31 Expressions

Frugal deeds for the day:  The last day of the month.  Financially we did okay - I met the savings goal for my daughter, we paid all of taxes, etc.  But, I did not make my own personal savings goal (for misc. - another condo?, etc).  So, the "house" owes me a bit of $ - which I hope to re-coup next month - when the only high bill should be the property tax bill on the foreclosure - which we have protested - and hopefully we will get a partial refund on.  I got the silver/silver plated? coffee pot, creamer, sugar bowls from shopgoodwill - needs to be polished - but under $20 including shipping - so not so bad.  I have always wanted one - but never wanted to pay more than $20 :)  Did I mention we sold a book on half.com - well, I need to get it wrapped (recycled mailer) and will stop at the bank at lunch tomorrow with my $5 coins and a few rebate checks and get a nice cup of coffee too.  ADDED:  Pictured above are the clearanced flowers I purchased from Kroger this weekend - $3 for the entire bouquet.  I just an did an hour of cooking/kitchen clean-up.  I made a batch of salad (used up 2 pears/Artisan lettuce/1 apple/dried cranberries/wine vinegar/olive oil), boiled 6 eggs, 1 small batch of brown rice, and Thai Green Curry (from a jarred mix) - it is delicious - used up potatoes, carrots, and onions.  Now we have quick and fairly healthy lunches and dinners for the next couple of days.

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