Saturday, January 17, 2015
I have been reading a lot lately - just finished The Falls by Ian Rankin. He is a great author and the good news is I have only read a couple of his books so have many more to enjoy. Scottish mysteries if you have any inclination. I managed to read 24 books in 2014 which was my goal - 2 a month. I had to read a bunch in December to pull it off but due to the holidays I did manage to achieve the goal with about 3 days to spare.
I have tried thrifting this month but have found absolutely nada. Maybe I am too picky or just not in the mood but usually thrifting brings me joy. I have been successful at grocery bargain hunting this month so that is a plus. Yesterday I bought $45 worth of meat marked down to $20 at my very expensive grocery store that regularly puts out stickered meat on the last day to purchase. I buy 90% of my meat there - not much else as it would break the bank. Yesterday we enjoyed a crock pot roast with mashed potatoes, gravy and corn. It rarely is on the menu as I refuse to pay $20 for a small roast. This one was $10 and still a bit of a splurge as I usually try and keep meat to a maximum $5 per mean. The rest were chicken pieces which went into the freezer.
I also managed to score a bunch of cheap perfume as my normally expensive (for me) perfume that goes for $45-$60 for a 1.7 oz bottle was found at my grocery store in discounted Christmas packaging. I bought 3-1 oz bottles plus 3 hand lotions for $3.04 each for a grand total of $9.12 for all of it. They only had 3 and I bought it all. I should now be set for the year for perfume.
My plans for this week are to start researching a local trip to Tofino. You generally have to book months in advance if going in high season so we have to decide when we are travelling. Possibly a 3 day weekend this Spring. It is an extremely expensive place about a 4 hour drive from here so I would like to find a reasonably priced unit with kitchenette so we can self cater which we normally like to do anyway. I am also going to contact our Bichon dog breeder as two batches of puppies should be born this month (any day now) and one with our name on it so hopefully I will be able to share some good news shortly. We have been waiting since November. Once they are born it will be a full 2 months before we can bring it home but something cool to look forward to.
Have a great weekend everyone!