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Still Uberly Frugal

January 19th, 2017 at 09:22 am

And still cabin-feverish. I had a fun day out for us all planned tomorrow driving west to see the eagles feed on the river. But now DH has a cold and I'm not sure that will happen.

I'm also sad--sad that for the first time in four years I am not bound for London on this third Thursday in January. I've heard from lots of my former students today, and we're all sad together. It doesn't bear thinking about and while it's probably for the best, it doesn't make me feel any better knowing that.

I am not happy either at the dire financial hardship of many of my friends. There's likely to be some serious downsizing at the university, and the bleak situation there coupled with politics, no London, no job for husband is making me blue.

I'm not a weepy person--at least not anymore--but I think I need a few days to myself to get my head back on straight. I just want to be quiet and maybe have some drinks with my BFs. If this continues, I may drive to MN one weekend soon and hang out.

But we remain uberly frugal. Yesterday the car tire needed a new valve, but it was our only spending and was $40. DD got another babysitting gig at church for next Monday, so she'll have some spending money soon. We ate leftovers for lunch and stuffed shells for dinner courtesy of the almost forgotten cottage cheese from the fridge and frozen spinach in the freezer. Maybe I'm a shark--I need to go forward.

9 Responses to “Still Uberly Frugal”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'm sorry you're feeling sad, but I understand. Good save on the stuffed shells!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    ((HUGS)) I worry a lot about people who are down and out in life because I've been there. I decided to root for the Packers in your honor; I hope this cheers you up a bit.

  3. Laura Says:

    Member of the club, too. I'm tired and I have a cold. And friends are having a hard time. And work and two classes are hard. Etc.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    Sorry you're feeling sad. Stuffed shells sounds nice

  5. alice4now Says:

    Hugs for you. January can be tough, on top of all the challenges you are going through. You are going forward, though, by managing your household money carefully and getting creative.

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Maybe next year you'll be able to go to London again? I'm sorry you're feeling down though and hope you get something to cheer you up soon!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks all for the good wishes. And NJDebbie, I think we'll need your support. No London semester for me until DD is done with high school. Our UK summers will depend on DH securing a job.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry you're feeling down MEC. I can relate, for different reasons.

  9. My English Castle Says:

    Better today, Laura. Thanks. I hope things improve for you too.

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