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b-day celebration

January 8th, 2006 at 07:26 pm

walked with mom for 55 min

My 45th birthday is in 2 days so my parents took our whole family to Outback for lunch to celebrate. My sister wasn't there because she's in Las Vegas on a business trip. My parents gave me $100 and my nieces gave me some rubbermaid stainfree food storage containers, a bottle of Lady Stetson perfume. a vanilla scented candle and $10 in Wendy's gift certificates. I brought half my steak home to have tomorrow night.

I now have 5 bottles of Lady Stetson perfume. I told my sister last year that I wasn't using it as fast as they were giving it to me but I got 2 more bottles this year one for xmas and one for my b-day. Maybe I can return one to Longs or Walgreens. I don't know how long perfume is good for. I like the perfume but I only use it once or twice a week when I go to work or go in town so it doesn't get used very quickly.

I ran some errands before meeting everyone for lunch.

King Soopers - $3.14 - 1 dollar for newspaper
Walgreens - $14.87 - will get a $10 rebate, also got 2 14.5 oz cans of salmon for $1 each, excellent price.
Albertsons - $3.22 - bought another newspaper because the coupons were very good today. Also bought 3 bags of Brach's spearmint hard candy that was 75% off after xmas.
Barnes and Noble - $4.63 - had a coupon for 20% off one book, plus 10% off with my membership card and paid for with xmas gift card.
Safeway - $9.19 - 12 giant rolls of Quilted Northern TP for $5 and had two 75 cent off coupons so got 24 rolls total, very good price

Total spent this month = $124.67

Had leftover pasta with tomatoes and grilled some shrimp from my freezer for dinner. Yum!

I finished reading the library book Stop Working, Start Living by Dianne Nahirney. Personal Finance. Excellent book. I highly recommend this book. Thanks robex for recommending it. This is one I would like to own so I'm going to look around tomorrow to buy a copy. This book re-inspired me to strive for early retirement She has a lot of the same philosophies towards money and work that I have.

4 Responses to “b-day celebration”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Happy birthday and here's wishing you many, many, more!Smile

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Looks like a great book. This link will give distributor information and people can hopefully order it from them without paying $50 for the book on Amazon.
    http://www.ecwpress.com/orders/stopwork.htm#USA

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Happy Birthday! I am so glad that you liked the book...I have no doubt that you'll reach early retirement sooner than you thought. One of the points that really hit home with me was the difference between what the so-called 'experts' say you need to retire with and the actual amount she has managed to retire with. HUGE difference and it gives me lots of hope for our early retirement.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    some people put the perfume in zip lock bags in the fridge to prevent evaporation.

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