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It Sparkles! It Shines!

December 26th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Yes, indeedy, it sparkles and shines, and cools and freezes. Since the fridge was starting to look bare, I took the time to pull everything out and clean everything. It wasn't bad, but it made me feel like I had accomplished something. While I was doing this, sent DH to Aldi for our weekly run so when he got home, I had things organized and it looked tidy.

I used some of our left over ham and made ham and beans. I had left over cornbread so it made a nice supper.

Since I'm still recovering from whatever it was (or is) I didn't leave the house. I really had no desire to fight the crowds for the returning or the sales. I took down a bunch of the decorations, did some breathing treatments, and rested in between. I have some books and magazines that are due tomorrow at the library, so I wanted to finish those so I can return them. It would have been a no spend day if we hadn't had the Aldi run, but that's OK. It was a planned expenditure.

Had an interesting phone call yesterday from a relative. Seems they wanted to bake an apple pie, but had no apples and wanted to know if the local grocery was open. Really? On Christmas Day? All I can say is everything is done last minute and then mews when things don't work out. We are sort of put on the spot because they claim to have little savings, lots of bills, and we have so much. I will agree, we are blessed. But I am a planner. I plan meals. I plan shopping. I plan savings for Christmas. So, I know this makes me sound like Scrooge, but I have trouble feeling a lot of sorrow for their predicament.

Hope you had a good day after Christmas and Boxing Day for those of you who celebrate it.

6 Responses to “It Sparkles! It Shines!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Rest and relaxation is so much more curative than hunting for a parking slot, coping with crowds, lineups and stress. Had a giggle about relative wanting to find a grocery store open to serve them and their desire for home baked apple pie. My late, much loved brother could not make a plan and carry it out so we all accepted him as was, never required him to be on time or fulfill obligations. Is it ok to suggest offering a sympathetic ear and laughter as a solution? There is no point in offering anything else as some people just can't carry through. In the big scheme apple pie isn't really important.

    Please don't let their remarks have any power of any kind. I hope you always feel proud that you manage your income and expenses well. It takes effort and thoroughness, not buy on impulse and think about tomorrow, tomorrow. No point in saying anything as they just don't get it. If they hint or outright ask for money, I hope you have a stock answer like... 'cash flow is too tight...or 'our budget doesn't stretch that far...' etc.

  2. LittleMissSplendid Says:

    If not having apples to bake a pie was their only concern on Christmas Day then I say leave them to their circumstances. It sounds like they have far more important things to fret over, but are in denial or something. You shouldn't let them get to you. They aren't your responsibility so enjoy the fruits of your planning ahead =)

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks for the validation!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you did the best thing for yourself - staying in and resting and relaxing. I hope you feel better soon!

  5. Bright Says:

    Got to love a little R&R! Hope you feel 100% soon! Thanks for the reminder to clean my fridge!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Oh shoot! I thought you got a diamond!

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