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December 8th, 2015 at 06:13 pm

NE and I went out for pizza Sunday night. I found a Groupon deal for $9 for $20 worth of food. The waitress was a little bit ... not with it. She wasn't very attentive to us, but when I got the check and was looking it over, I noticed a handwritten $1.75 on the bottom. Not even loudly, I said, "What's this $1.75?"

From across the room, waitress shouts out that it was the drink (NE's.) I figured that out almost as soon as I said it - but it being handwritten had thrown me.
(She'd forgotten to include it on our ticket at first because she thought we were getting the special which included a drink.)

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I also bought a deal from Living Social which I think will be really good. It was $35 for a $200 Restaurant.com gift card. I already used $10 of it to buy a $25 gift certificate for a local fancy restaurant we're going to for my birthday. (It will be pretty easy to spend $50 there.)

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There's a Steven Curtis Chapman concert here this week. I was really, really tempted to buy a ticket. $25. But ... I really didn't want to go by myself. Plus I just haven't seemed to pick up any energy - in fact I went home early from work yesterday. Frown

I've decided to not go.

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I did some shopping on Sunday - made back around $7 between ibotta and MobiSave. Spent about $35 grocery money and $20 cat money.

I also did some cooking. I've been buying single carrots and red peppers, etc., because there've been iBotta rebates on them - so wanted to use them. Smile

I chopped up the zucchini, carrots, onion, broccoli, (actually put in the food processor ... Big Grin )and then took two cans of Pilsbury's Grands and a can of Pillsubry Croissants (coupon/rebate deal) and made veggie hot pockets! Yummy!

Of course ... I still haven't gotten started on fixing the robe for the Nativity drive through that is happening on the 12th. It really shouldn't take too long to do, just have to DO it! Smile

Other than Sunday, I haven't spent any money this week.

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Hard to believe there is only one week left of my 30's. If what happened at work yesterday is any indication - my 40's won't find me being any less klutzy. (Dropped one of those big calculators and broke it completely. Offered to pay for a replacement - my boss told me not to worry about it.)

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How many of you actually wear robes? I keep being given robes as gifts ... and well, I've never seen the point of them really. So ... they end up hanging around somewhere in my house for years, and then get given away. My mom is sending a robe for NE ... he isn't a robe person either.

Maybe if I was someone more into fixing up my face, etc. before getting dressed or something? Or if I had other people (other than partner) living with me?

Really, what is the purpose of a robe? Just curious really if I'm the oddball out on this one or not. Smile

19 Responses to “This & That”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    You can count my DH and me as solid robe wearers. He wears a terry bathrobe on exiting the shower, and a warm robe around the house with pjs. I bought the most fabulous fuzzy robe in London and it makes me very very happy.

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    I usually put my robe on when I get into my pajama's early in the evening....helps to keep me warm...I sometimes wear one in the morning after I shower (if its chilly) when I am getting ready, but only if I haven't decided what to wear for the day.

  3. Joan.of.the.Atch Says:

    veggie hot pockets-- that's brilliant!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    MEC/PNW - Okay, I guess I can see a robe's usefulness.

    Joan - They are SO good! The croissants really work the best for packaging (like an envelope) but the biscuits work pretty well too - just be sure to pinch the edges really well (so stuff doesn't spill out.)

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    I never used to wear a robe around the house, but now I do. I'm pretty sure my son-in-law appreciates it. Smile
    I have a fuzzy pink robe, it is very soft, plush, and warm. I like it.

    Wouldn't NE like to go see Steven Curtis Chapman with you?

    Those hot pockets sound yummy.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I'm totally with you on the robe. No reason to wear one, unless you're living with someone who shouldn't see you in your jammies. Don't get it.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Petunia - Even if he didn't have to work that night ... no, he wouldn't go with me.

    CB - Glad I'm not alone here. Big Grin

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    I wear a robe to keep warm - I have a fleece robe. Someone gave one to my dh when he had surgery and he wasn't interested in it, but over the years he actually wears it more.

    I think I probably wear mine more in the summer when the fam is freezing me out with the A/C. Or in the morning in the winter when the house has cooled down overnight. Just an extra layer as necessary. I never get dressed unless I am actually going somewhere. I probably sleep in lighter layers overall. (In summer we don't turn on the A/C overnight). SO the simple answer is probably just to keep warm.

  9. jokeabee Says:

    I never was into robes until I started living with my partner and his teenaged son. Previously, when I got out of the shower I would just hang out in my towels until I cooled down enough to get dressed. That is now a not great idea.

    Those veggie hot pockets sound yummy! I never thought of making my own before. Great use of ingredients on hand!

  10. PatientSaver Says:

    i sometimes wear a robe when i get up in the morning. The house is cool overnight, and when i pad downstairs to feed the cats and myself, it's always a little bit chillier. so the robe is something extra to throw on top of whatever i slept in to keep me warm til i go back up stairs after breakfast to get dressed for the day. I also sometimes wear a robe if doing stuff in the evening when i know i'm in for the night and want to be comfortable.

  11. creditcardfree Says:

    No robe here. I have fleece tops I put on if I'm cold in the morning or at night. My pajamas are just leggings and a t shirt. Nothing revealing.

    I know my sister uses one, as their shower is in the basement and the bathroom to get ready is upstairs...near all her clothes. However, my college daughter doesn't have one...she just dries off and gets dressed right away. Then returns to her room with her dirty clothes. It's just personal preference!

  12. Ima saver Says:

    Nope, I am not a robe person either. I have never had one.

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone for your responses! This has been interesting to see the variety of viewpoints. Big Grin

  14. ceejay74 Says:

    I don't wear my robe very often, but I wore it a bunch when I was sick, because I was still cold in PJs with the heat on. It was a lifesaver as otherwise I'd start shivering the second I got out from under my blanket to go get a drink or whatever.

  15. Kaycee Fisher Says:



    I never got the fascination with robes and/or slippers until I hit my 40's. ;-) Now I love them both.

  16. pjmama Says:

    I'm a big fan of robes - I have a warm cushy one for the winter and then one for the summer that's light and floral. I tend to wear them after I shower before I change. Partially because I don't always know what I'm going to wear, and partially because I find them more comfortable than real clothes (which I tend to avoid if possible - I live my life in sweat pants). Also makes sure I don't accidentally spill any makeup or anything on the clothes I'm going to wear. But in the winter I also like to wear them over my jammies for extra warmth

  17. rob62521 Says:

    I wear a robe to keep warm when the weather is cold because we don't keep the house super warm. I also wear one if I need to make a quick trip outside and am in my sleepwear or if I'm getting the newspaper. There is just something luxurious about a lovely robe.

  18. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I don't wear robes. I always find them bulky under my arms. Id much rather toss a comfy sweatshirt on. Big Grin

  19. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    All of you robe wearers made me decide to try out the robe I got from my Aunt over Thanksgiving. Smile It is nice and warm ... almost too warm though. Big Grin Might end up wearing it once in awhile.

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