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Not very frugal

January 24th, 2018 at 01:20 pm

Today was not a frugal day. Wednesday afternoons are usually when DH and I volunteer. He reads at a second grade class and I work with a fifth grade class. But, the fifth grade class had something special come up and the second grader teacher was out with the flu and DH did not want to deal with the kids and a sub. So we decided to make it something fun for ourselves. We drove to a small town near here and ate at a place that is run by two sisters. On Wednesdays the special is lasagna and it is the best all around. It isn't horribly expensive -- salad, lasagna, bread...$6.95 before tax. Of course we had to have some ice cream that they make on premises...$2 for a nice size scoop. But, wow, what a great meal and a nice treat because we normally can't do this.

We returned back to our home and split up. He goes and walks at the mall. I had some errands to run. This is my birthday month and a place where I get makeup had a free make over and then 15% off of anything I bought. I am new to the makeup game. My mom never used it so I never had anyone to show me. And when I tried other stuff, my allergies would kick in. So, this stuff is pricier, but it doesn't make me react. I don't wear it every day, but I like to learn new things. So, I went, had the makeover and bought a few things to supplement what I already had.

I then went to the library to return some books and magazines. I just can't beat the library for finding good things to read and enjoy. I finished a book last night called "The Christmas Joy Ride" by Melody Carlson. It was a feel good book and predictable, but still enjoyable. My new plan this year for reading is if I find an author, to read as many of his or her books so I don't have to question myself whether I have read them or not. I know it looks odd that I walk out with a pile of the same author or same couple of authors, but in the past, I have struggled with remembering whether I have read some of these books. My other goal is to read one nonfiction each month since I tend to gravitate to fiction.

Since we had a large, heavy lunch, supper is going to be a light one. But, oh, what an enjoyable lunch it was!

5 Responses to “Not very frugal”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm the same about makeup; my mom never wore it and my sisters were so much older than me, so they were never around and I've never gotten into the habit, though I used it off and on in high school and college (feeling like I didn't really know what I was doing).

    So on my 40th bday (2014), I went and got a makeup lesson at Aveda and bought some makeup. I still haven't gotten into the habit of wearing it every day (I don't mind applying it, but taking it off at night is a pain), but I do put it on when I'm going somewhere special. I might get a refresher lesson and some new supplies maybe this year and try to make more of an effort. I suppose I could put it on when I get to work if I can't make time before the school bus comes!

  2. Wink Says:

    I've been wanting to try a make up make over. Now that I am, ahem...."older" I'd like to try some new products. Your lunch sounded yummy! Sometimes you just need to treat yourselves.

  3. Househopeful Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day! $6.95 for that meal is a definite steal!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I like Melody Carlson - good, clean entertainment. Smile
    When I find an author I like, I will read as many books by them that I can find (via library). It just makes more sense that way I think. Smile

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