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Anyone Doing the Uber-Frugal This Year?

December 29th, 2019 at 07:32 pm

Thinking a lot about the new decade. There will be a lot of changes for us, especially with DD off to college and increased job stability for DH.

But first, Christmas. We spent three nights in Minneapolis and celebrated Christmas with my brother and his family. It was not as fun as last Christmas in London, but it was good to see everyone. Several complications caused by DD's working until 8 on the 23rd, then us driving five hours after that. The hotel room was a little more cramped than our similar one at Thanksgiving.

The worst thing was the problem with our 13-year dog. She's been having dental problems, and they've worsened. She wouldn't eat at all on Christmas Eve and couldn't drink either. This meant a fun midnight trip to the emergency vet in St Paul, but she got some relief. Between that and the follow-up visit to the regular vet on Thursday, it looks like an expensive stretch for dog teeth. She'll get a cleaning and possible extraction within a week or so. We're all tired now, but looking forward to cleaning up and doing some planning.

Determined to have some fun with the family until DD goes back to school, so we're off to see Little Women this afternoon.

6 Responses to “Anyone Doing the Uber-Frugal This Year?”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the emergency vet run. Glad she got some relief.

    Not doing the Uber-frugal, but am trying to find some ways to cut costs.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm not sure that I'm doing the Uber Frugal month...I read my entries from last January, and noticed I did take several weeks to make the intention to use up food. My husband was travel quite a bit then, and I think that is about to happen again, so that will be the closest thing to my UF month.

    So sorry to hear about your dog!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, definitely. I've started already. Any way I can cut, I will cut.

  4. Laura Says:

    I am hoping to participate effectively in Uber-Frugal this year! I will be spending in order to get the house sale-worthy. I also have a few items that need to be picked up (mostly undergarments for the boys and myself, but I have some Kohl's cash to put towards that). And I'm cash-flowing travel to California.

    I will mostly try to concentrate on better meal planning and shopping the sales.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Hooray for us! I'm looking forward to that spare month fueled by spare change only!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry about your dogs dental issues. Vet bills are never fun.

    It's funny how holiday celebrations change as children grow and people move or get married.

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