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August 8th, 2010 at 01:05 pm

I got my mail for the first time in 3 days. I have a locked box so often leave it for several days. I got the Walmart gift card I ordered from Plastic Jungle, a $10 rebate check from Kraft, 2 trial size bottles of Pantene shampoo and conditioner, 2 sample sizes of Dove shampoo and conditioner and a free pedometer from Nature's Bounty plus some coupons.

Perfect timing on the pedometer since my mom broke hers yesterday. I'll give her this one. The shampoo will go to the food pantry.

I got enough swagbucks to get another $5 gift card from Amazon and have enough to place another book order there. I wait till I have $30 in gift cards and then place an order over $25 to get free shipping on the books.

I was watching a new cooking show on the Cooking channel yesterday called Bill's Food. He was making lunches for his kids to take to school. He made white bean and tuna salad. It looked good so I made it today and really liked it. I added lemon juice to mine, but it's really simple and healthy.

Take a can of white beans and rinse, add a package of tuna, chop up some celery and add olive oil, salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice and mix together. He added parsley to his, but I didn't have any.

School starts this week so it should get quieter around here. I haven't been runniing around so much so I've been much calmer and I've really enjoyed it this last week - except my allergies are going crazy. I usually get them in the spring and fall, but for some reason they started early. I've heard several people complaining about allergies lately.

I finished reading the library book Stormwalker by Allyson James. Paranormal - ok

4 Responses to “this and that”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    In your sidebar, you say you retired early at 47. I must've missed your discussion of that, but could you talk about how you did it?

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Mailbox cornucopia!

  3. retire@50 Says:

    PatientSaver - I talked alot about how I retired in August 2008 posts and March 2010 posts. Here's a link to one of the posts where I talk about it in depth. Hope that helps Smile

    http://retireat50.savingadvice.com/2008/08/13/10-things-that...

  4. Aleta Says:

    I have received some of the same freebies in the mail as you. I also received that pedometer from Nature's Bounty. It is so small and compact and doesn't get in your way when you have it on. I have another one but it's too large.

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