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The UberFrugal Begins

January 1st, 2017 at 08:11 pm

We had a lovely NYE. Rather than sacrificing our rather modest tradition of pizza, a movie, and a jigsaw puzzle by the fireplace, we went ahead with it. We saw the Dev Patel movie, Lion, which I recommend although the more cynical among us may find it sentimental. In my current mood, I thought it was very good.

I did some bargain grocery shopping on double coupon day yesterday, and the freezer is well stocked. Lots of pasta bargains, the usual chicken breast markdowns for the dieters and some freebies.

In an unusual situation at our church, they had no volunteers for the nursery this morning, and they sent out a call for paid help. DD was interested, so she made some spending money, and I tagged along. They tried to pay me as well, but that's silly, and I refused. Through both services we had one very charming little boy who played with toy cars on the playroom rug. We came home and made pumpkin pancakes which were delicious, I must say. We've now used up the non-carryover part of our flex spending, we gave some time to church, and (!) I sold my ice skates for $12. I hate to admit it, but I think my 50+ years of skating are done. My fear of falling has overcome all the joy I used to get out of skating. I'm happy to have them out of the basement and happy to have the $12. Now to find some more crud to declutter--especially if it brings in some cash.

3 Responses to “The UberFrugal Begins”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I totally understand the fear of falling. I used to love to roller skate. I wasn't wonderful, but could skate around the rink without killing myself. When I first began teaching we planned a trip to take the sixth graders skating. I fell on my arm. I swore it was broken. Fortunately, it was not, but it certainly cured me of the desire to skate again.

    Sounds like you did quite well on NYE plans and had a delightful time to boot.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I remember when I let go of my skates. It was hard to admit I would not ever skate again. But falling is serious business when you get older. Just ask my broken ankle! (Which occurred from walking down stairs, not skating, but still....)

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've never been much of a skater - major lack of coordination.

    When I was in college, I would sometimes work at a local Sunday church in their children's department. It was fun and nice to get a few extra dollars those weeks (I was a substitute.)

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