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Last Day of Year 39

December 14th, 2015 at 05:09 pm

So ... I had lots of ideas and plans for year 39. Those plans and ideas worked about as well as most New Year's resolutions. Smile

Nevertheless, a new decade of life means maybe plans and ideas and goals can be a bit better off than just another set of resolutions. We'll see I guess.

Financially I did okay. As of now I have quite a few LTP (long term planning) funds fully funded and have started on the Car and House funds.

Health/weight wise ... um ... If I remember what I started at last December ... Well ... I pretty much maintained I guess. I pretty much haven't been to the gym in at least 3 months (although I have been exercising - just not at the gym.)

Friendship wise ... While I still don't have anyone here I "hang out" with outside of church activities, I am a little more involved. Maybe eventually that will lead to something. Someday.

Relationship wise .... Mostly good, with some frustrations that rear themselves at times overly much. But that generally tends to happen when I'm way overtired.

Job wise - Most days/most of the time it's ok. I have a great boss, and a couple co-workers I also like. The co-workers who were causing drama before have pretty much completely laid off. So ... it's tolerable.

It's definitely helping being able to take time off now and then to get away. Like today - I took off to have a long weekend as my birthday present to myself. Although I might have taken today off anyway because Sunday I did something to my back, plus feeling miserable cold/allergies. (My back is feeling better tonight, as are my cold/allergies.)

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Yesterday NE and I went to the local urgent care place because NE had a finger infection. (Most likely from him biting off a hang nail ... When I asked him if he was going to stop doing that - Why? 1st problem in 49 years? - Ohhhhkaaayyy.)

While we were waiting for his prescription to get filled, we went over to SuperTarget. I had $2 coupons for cat litter (Scoop Away 25lb) plus the Savings Catcher had 25% off it. I unfortunately forgot my Red Card though - asked at the front desk and was told to bring my receipt the next time and they'd make an adjustment.

Of course ... I wasn't used to having NE along on a shopping trip, so I also spaced using the coupons (but not the savings catcher!)

I went back to Target today and was able to get both the 5% adjustment and the $4 in coupons! (I also bought a 3rd box with a coupon. Kari is SET for litter for a long time!)

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While I was out today I also stopped at Walmart - mainly to pick up a few iBotta items - definitely things I'll use, but didn't need right now. I also was really wanting to find a Terry's Chocolate Orange .... no luck. Stopped at a few other places too. All sold out. Frown

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I cashed out for $20 from iBotta today, and also for $25 PayPal from Swagbucks.

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I got a postcard from my doctor letting me know that I need to schedule a baseline mammogram .... Oh the joys of my new decade. Smile I was going to do it today, but then realized that I don't know what my bosses schedule is like ... so need to get that info first.

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My aunt (who Thrifty Ray has met) has really gotten into knitting since retiring. While I was in CA over Thanksgiving she made me slippers, and had me pick out the yarn for an afghan. She texted me today to let me know that it was finished! I might have it here by Friday. So cool! (Or should I say, so warm!)

Now that we can post pics again, I'll post a picture of it when I get it. Smile

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If I'm on the upward mend of this cold on top of allergies thing, then hopefully within the next few days I'll have the energy to get my apartment back into shape. I'd really hate for the property manager to come in right now ... (not dirty, just really, really cluttered/messy)

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Oh! I almost forgot. I logged in to restaurant . com today to buy the gift certificate for the fancy place NE and I will be going to on Thursday night. Only to find out that my $200 credit seemed to have completely disappeared!! I checked on Living Social to make sure they hadn't reversed the offer I'd purchased or something ...

I wrote customer service and got a form reply telling me how to redeem an offer. Ugh! I replied ... nothing back yet.

SO VEry Aggravating. (I bought a $200 r.com gift certificate for $35 from Living Social. I hadn't used any of it yet!)

19 Responses to “Last Day of Year 39”

  1. laura Says:


    Happy (early) birthday! Smile

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    Nothing like homemade knit blankets!

  3. Laura S. Says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your long weekend.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope tomorrow is a great birthday for you.

    My daughter saw something she would like knitted...neither of us knows how. Something I'd love to learn someday.

    I hope the restaurant deal works out.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Happy birthday! My 40s have been my best decade so far. Smile

  6. Stephanie Says:

    Happy first anniversary of turning 39!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone. Big Grin
    MM - Exactly Smile
    CCF - My aunt has learned how to knit by watching youtube videos. Hours and hours of youtube videos. Smile
    Petunia - I hope I can say the same ten years from now!

    Stephanie - Ha! Love it. Smile

  8. My English Castle Says:

    Happy Birthday, Laura!

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy birthday Laura! Hoping your 40s bring you big bodacious things!!!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Smile

  11. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday! I like Terry's Chocolate Oranges, too!

  12. mich Says:

    Happy Birthday FT! Smile Enjoy

  13. pjmama Says:

    Happy Birthday! Here's to a great new decade Smile

  14. snafu Says:

    Happy Birthday! Looking to your first year of a new decade as the best ever.

  15. Ima saver Says:

    Happy Birthday Laura! When I was turning 40, I decided that I wanted to do something new with my life. So, I sold my house and moved to the mountains. (Leaving a town and state I had lived in for 32 years.) I never regretted it!
    Let's hope this is the year of your very first purchased home! And more exciting things!!

  16. ceejay74 Says:

    I second/third/whatever the comments about 40s being the best. Yes, there is a seriousness like "Wow, it's really happening, I'm getting older," but for me with that came focus, maturity and confidence -- which all translates in knowing what I really want and what's good for me, and concentrating on that.

  17. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all!

  18. scottish girl Says:

    Happy birthday!

  19. LuckyRobin Says:

    Happy Birthday. Sorry I missed it.

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