1. Gift Cards, Gift, Cards, Gift Cards
I/we got three GC's this week. And I/FINALLY used one that Anker had got
from the church when he quit there over a year ago. That was to
Montana's (it actually was for 5 restaurants, but we only really have
2...we have a "partial Harvey's", but we wouldn't use it there). On
Sunday, I was talking with my friend after church, and I was telling her
on how things are a bit tough right now...and she said "follow me to
Starbucks, and I will buy you a drink". Well, she not only bought me a
drink, but she bought me a $25 GC card! I was SO HAPPY, SURPRISED, and
THANKFUL! If you want to make/see me happy, buy me a Starbucks GC! That
totally made my week!
2. Student Loan
Because I am the only one making money right now, I finally went online
to try to defer my SL for a few months, or at least make the payments
less than what I am paying now. I don't have an answer yet, but they do
put it on hold while they come to a decision, so that is awesome.
3. Getting to talking with N
I talked with my niece N yesterday, and she is such a cutie! She thought
that I should go as a Kitty to our Halloween party at work. She also
said that she already got candy, but "mama put it up, cause L can choke
on it". LOL. She is also going as a giraffe, and L is going as a Tiger.
She talks non-stop! I heart her.
4. Finding GOOD br*'s for a good Price!
I HATE br* shopping. It's annoying. It's expensive. And, frankly, I just would rather shop for just about ANYTHING except for br*s. Well, it was long over due for me to grab one (and hopefully, two). I went to a couple of stores, but I didn't find what I wanted for a decent price. My mom always said to spend lots of money of br*'s and on shoes, and I do agree with her, but sadly, I would sometimes rather my money go to other things. Anyway...I went to The Bay, and I found two for under $40. Sadly, I was dumb, and I didn't try the cheaper on (I had tried a smaller size on, and I thought it fit ok, but just thought that I needed a larger size), and it felt HORRIBLE on me when I wore it the other day, so I have it on one of the bidding sites. I am hoping that it goes for $10. But, I love the other one, so that is awesome!
5. Halloween Spirit
I have never been a HUGE one for Halloween. I love the fun parts of it; the candy, the fun decorating, and watching scary movies, but other than that, I/we haven't done a whole lot. In part, it is mainly because we have never have any kids that come to our house, and second, is because I just can't be bothered. I wasn't working last year on Halloween, so I didn't even do anything with/at work. This year, we are in a more kid-friendly neighbourhood, and I actually got some fun CHEAP decorations off one of the bidding sites. I had fun putting them on our windows the other day. I also got some solar things that you put in you window, so I have two of those for/as Halloween decorations. We also got a pumpkin from Mom and Dad, and I did get a few little things for our table...an orange table cloth, some pot holders, and a tea towel. Oh, and yesterday, I broke down and got candy. Hubby and I also just baked and decorated some cookies that we found in a magazine.
6. Facebook Groups
I have said it before, and I will say it again..I LOVE my Facebook
Groups. I have lots...caring for a sick spouse, infertility, and of
course, the bidding groups! And, yes, I have been selling as well as
buying! I am getting rid of a few things, and making a few bucks, as
well, which makes me happy.
7. Baking, Baking, Baking.
I/we have been baking lots this last week or so. I will put up pictures, and give links to them later, but since this link up is time-sensitive, and since I have to go to work SOON, I will post all that at another time.
8. Good Friends/Family.
I am blessed with some great friends and family. Although it sometimes doesn't seem like it, I do have some awesome people that will "be there" for me when needed. I love talking with my cousin, my aunt, my sister-in-law, and of course, my mom on the phone. I mentioned to a friend newish friend of mine that I wasn't feeling well (I thought I was coming down with something, but it turned out to be nothing), and since I was at work, I couldn't go out and get anything, and neither could hubby, since we only have one vehicle. So, with out hesitation, she asked if she could go and get me some ginger-ale, and she dropped it off! She also included Pepto-Bismal, which was SO SWEET! I also love that I am making such great co-worker friends. Since we've moved (work), there are people downstairs, and they are all so sweet, and helpful. One of my former co-workers, from the other house has also moved over there, so that is awesome, too.
This is actually two-fold: I haven't been spending money on magazines, or anything that I/we don't need (well, not nearly as much, anyway), and I have been making a bit of money off of our local FB bidding sites. I/we are pretty much living off of that. And, we would have had more, but I spent a few bucks on a top that I "had" to buy.
10. Our Local Library.
I love our local library. I have been getting LOTS of magazines, and course, movies from there lately. Actually, it has never really stopped! Ha! It has saved me a TON of money.