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I Love a Productive Headache Free Day

September 8th, 2006 at 07:50 pm

Iím in countdown mode; 4 more full days before I leave town, on Wednesday the 13th!

Iíve got a fair amount to do to tomorrow, some to get ready. Tomorrow is garage saling, laundry, berry picking, Target, hair cut, recycling. (Why Target? I have not found a tiny spray bottle for Febreeze at garage sales, and have not found a bra at a thrift store, and have 2 $5 certificates from Surveys.) I need to finish any last minute planning on the internet and print out a good little personalized mini-guide.

I looked at my budget to see what is affected by my trip. I think I need to take out $45 from my Grocery budget, and put it towards vacation. Before you think of it as cheating, think of this: I wonít be buying grocery for 2 weeks, and if I only spend $45 this month it will falsely lower my average grocery bill, which is currently an average of $92. See what I mean? So Iíll take half my food money and use it towards food. Otherwise, no other expense should really go up or down, except gas (to drive 6 hours to airport) and I will post that in my Travel Totals.

Shopping ahead for gifts works well. A birthday snuck up on me, but since I had been tucking away items I had two gifts for her; her favorite lotion (unused, from college gals who sold tons of bath goodies) and a NASCAR Jeff Gordon poncho-not my thing, but definitely her thing. When I end my Challenge in February, one thing I really want to continue to do is be vigilant about looking for gifts year round. I think of my circle of family, friends, and co-workers when Iím at garage sales or any store, and as I see something, I grab it, for the next event, birthday or Christmas of ďthinking of youĒ or whatever. I can not only get items at a lower cost, but I can get items very suited to the person, as I have months to get the perfect item, not weeks or one trip to the mall.

2 Responses to “I Love a Productive Headache Free Day”

  1. homebody Says:

    LR, must be something in the air, I have a migraine today/tonight. If you are into driving North, Christ the King Catholic Church is having a huge sale, I mean huge! It's on McKinleyville Avenue and Hiller Road. Have a wondrful trip! The sale did start today, but it opens tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. I believe, ads in both of today's newspapers..

  2. JanH Says:

    your journey is like reading a fun novel. you write like my son does. he always writes like he talks. makes it a cool conversation. your biggest contribution i think is Attitude. so many feel deprived instead of realizing it is their attitude that's wrong. you've taught me alot. thanks

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