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January 6th, 2017 at 10:06 am

Man, it's cold. Granted I grew up in Minnesota and -20 was a fairly common occurrence, but it feels cold here, and it's only -15 with the wind chill. I have several layers on and my warmest socks, but I do let the heat drop to 58 from 8 to 2 then it rises until bedtime.

I've spent much of the morning helping DH polish his resume and am now about to write him a cover letter. We have bean soup (LOTS of bean soup) and wild rice salad for lunch. The pantry clearance continues unabated.

I also signed my university contract and returned it. Yet on today's list is the insurance reimbursements, more work on my syllabi, and lots of work on my conference talk. I did manage to get out of Costco with just the milk and required smoke detectors since ours have both gone pop. But I splurged on a cup of $2 coffee with my Costco shopping buddy. I'm still under $30 in total spending since Sunday--even with the smoke detectors at $24.99. Grocery shopping is scheduled for tomorrow, and my target is $25 at the primary store (enough to activate the double coupons) and another $5-10 on the shop with the better produce. I might be able to delay that until next week.

Stay warm, folks!

6 Responses to “Brrr”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck on your mini grocery run! Let us know what you end up with!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck! Maybe your shop will give me some meal ideas for later on in the month.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    You're telling me! Very much looking forward to double digit temps starting again Sunday afternoon, hopefully. It'll feel good compared with the past few days, even if we don't get above freezing for a while.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hope you can stay warm! Good luck for DH's job applications.

  5. snafu Says:

    Sending best wishes to DH's for a successful job hunt. It's ridiculously cold here and too many trucks lack snow tires. They scare me as they slip, slide and careen down icy roads. City crews can't keep up with snow removal and there isn't enough time to set plough notices so those that park on the main streets cause tight lane chaos.
    Kudos for departing Costco with only intended items. I've written a list of potential meals, determined to use items nearing expiry.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We have our temp set at 62. Between lots of layers, plus lots of cats, I manage to stay pretty warm. Smile

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