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Birthday, Day Off

December 16th, 2016 at 07:23 pm

Thursday after work I stopped at CVS to pick up the photos I'd ordered. (Although I figured out tonight that I'd ordered them from Walgreen's instead. Oops.)

When I got there, the cashier told me they hadn't had any orders come in. I was flabbergasted - the app had told me they'd be ready by 10:18 p.m. the night before.

She called a couple other stores to see if they'd been sent somewhere else instead. (Meanwhile, I had to keep telling people that I wasn't in line.)

Finally we decided that they must have just not gotten sent. So I decided to reorder them. Hassles.

Finally got them ordered. The lady told me she wasn't sure how long it took for the order to process. I waited about ten minutes, and then decided I'd have to get them later.

About three minutes later, I got a phone call telling me they'd just printed! So, I turned around and picked them up. The cashier gave them to me at no charge!

(Which I now feel bad about, because as I checked my hotmail account tonight for Mypoints emails, I found an email from Walgreen's telling me my order was ready. Apparently I ordered from the Walgreen's app instead of the CVS app. I was sure I'd ordered fm CVS because I had prescriptions to pick up there ...) Oy Vey.

DH was happy with the photos, and we got the card mailed out after the restaurant.

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Billy's was good again - good food, good service - but not quite as special as last year. I'm not sure why really - maybe because we had high expectations set from last time?

We remembered to ask the waiter to take some photos this time. I also took photos of our dishes.

DH had a rack of lamb:

I had "Vegetarian Surprise" brussel sprouts, squash, carrots, pasta with some kind of cream. Lots of it. Smile

This is us in front of the Christmas tree.

When we got home, DH sort of started our first fire in our fireplace. (BTW - the chimney cleaner charged $150.)

He's planning on youtubing himself on how to get a better fire for next time. Smile

Still, it was nice to have our first fire in our fireplace. Big Grin Even if it didn't last long, or put out much heat.

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I had planned on doing Hacksaw Ridge and then some shopping, and then Brake's Plus today. In the end, I decided to skip the movie - due to forecasted bad weather coming. The shopping was a bit more important.

I ended up purchasing 8 sweaters, a pair of dress pants, a hoodie (with a zip pocket for keys/card!, a dress and a couple pairs of tights for about $170.

I've gotten really tired of being cold when the wind blows up the stairs and through the bottom of the window into my office. I had planned on seeing if I could find one cardigan to just put over my normal tops ... but just couldn't find anything neutral enough.

I'm VERY happy with what I bought. Especially the dress (Lane Bryant) and the sweater/pants/hoodie from TJ Max. The other 6 sweaters came from JC Penny's.

I also bought some clearance thermal curtains from
Sears, which came out to $2 after my shop your way points.

Then I made a stop at Aldi to get some Almond Milk and a few cans of beef ravioli for DH.

Next up was Best Buy. I talked to someone in the computer department about my catblocking frustratio. I left with a 10 foot power cord and a vga extension cord. After setting it up tonight, I believe it's going to be beautiful. (I put my monitor on top of an empty box.)

Finally was Brake's Plus. Due to the road conditions, he couldn't test out my brakes fully, but he thinks my issue might be the ABS brakes. He told me to come back next week after the roads clear up. My front and rear brakes are in good condition.

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Now I'm home and don't plan on going anywhere til Sunday. Poor DH though - he has to be out in it tonight and Saturday night. I hope people tip well - delivery drivers are out there when most people prefer to be bundled up safe and warm at home.

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I got birthday/Christmas money from my aunt.I'm giving half of it to DH for his fun money, and the rest to mine. Good thing to he, since I pretty much decimated my spending money today. Big Grin

I also *finally* cashed out of Inbox Dollars. A check for $27.20 will come eventually.... That took painfully long to accumulate.

13 Responses to “Birthday, Day Off”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    You two look so happy!! Have a wonderful first Christmas Smile.

  2. Laura S. Says:

    Nice pic of you two! Stay warm. The weather looks brutal this weekend!

  3. alice4now Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday! And great picture!

  4. Turtle Lover Says:

    Happy birthday! Nice pic of you two! Yes prayers for DH to be safe!

  5. Kiki Says:

    Happy birthday!!

  6. snafu Says:

    belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lovely idea to take poised photo as a couple and celebratory meal. I hope you'll make it a 'traditional' part of all special events. It's such fun to look at photos a decade later and have lovely memories and details bubble back up...better than Champagne.

    I was scrambling to find old Christmas photos to create placemats [photos enlarged to fit 'clip' frames that function as placemats] and was disappointed by choices of 'fun at Christmas' theme pics from decades back.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone!

  8. scottish girl Says:

    Lovely photo!

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday! I'm very impressed with all the clothing you bought for $170!

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Such a sweet photo!

    I chuckled over the photos and the snafu at Walgreens and CVS. I think we have all done that at one time or another.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all.

    CB - the 6 sweaters from Sears somehow came out to about $11 each. I thought they were $15 each - mentioned that to the cashier when she started ringing them up. 4 of them were 14.99, but two were $20. The cashier then did some magic where he price was reduced to 15, and then another discount that brought the total from $80 something to $65! I didn't question how this happened - I just went with it! Smile I'd really tried to find stuff at Goodwill, but the stock was really picked over. I'm hoping these sweaters will be good for many years - even if I lose weight. Smile
    Rob - I would guess it has happened before. At least I hope so. Smile

  12. Dido Says:

    Happy belated birthday and thanks for sharing the photo of you two!

  13. livingalmostlarge Says:

    happy belated birthday.

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