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Birthday Musings and Benefits

January 5th, 2020 at 07:58 pm

Today is my birthday. I"m 59. I'm sitting here thinking I had no idea what my life would turn out to be and how incredibly blessed I am.

DH is going to treat me to a supper tonight at a restaurant we rarely frequent. I'm looking forward to it. Yesterday we went shopping. Clothes shopping is not something I enjoy, but did find a few things that fit that I liked. That was my birthday.

I don't go into detail about our investments and such, but growing up, we didn't have much. My folks worked hard, but most of the jobs didn't pay squat. When I started out, I worked two or three jobs to make ends meet until I could resort to one. My dad constantly drilled into me, get an education and if someone offers to teach you something, learn it gladly. All these things paid off for me. I look at some of the people I went to high school with and they had better opportunities and many didn't take advantage of them. I don't want that to sound like a snob, because I don't mean for it to be that way. Just that some had parents who would have paid for them to go to college and they didn't, and now complain they don't make enough money or that life is unfair. Anyway, we are comfortable. I can basically buy whatever I want and as I grow older, there isn't really a whole lot I honestly want because I have so much now.

One of my friends gave me water color pencils and a book to journal and color in as I read the Psalms daily. Neither of these things I would have purchased for myself, but I'm sitting here thinking, what a thoughtful gift and I'm going to enjoy using these items.

Amber was talking about her credit cash back and I recently had $150 credit cash back on my credit card. I was waiting to get it up to a decent amount and then applied it to the bill. I'm getting ready to use some Ibotta credit at Kohls to buy some new sheets to replace some that have worn out. I was thinking about how old these sheets were and I know one set has to be at least 10 years old. I think we got our money's worth out of them. The other set I'm not sure and I've mended them a couple of times, but the stuff keeps ripping out. I'm using one of the sheets as a cover for DH's chair when he comes in all dirty and sweaty from working in the yard so he can sit and rest before going back out. There' something exciting about cashing in these items that are found money. Like CB I pay off our credit cards each month so we don't owe any interest. I prefer making money instead of giving it to credit card companies.

Having read LivingAlmostLarge's entry about Saving Advice folks being friends as we share our ups and downs, how exactly correct that is. I feel like I have shared many things with so many of you. What a blessing.

Well, I've probably written more than I should, so I think you'll find me coloring!

14 Responses to “Birthday Musings and Benefits”

  1. GratefulSaver Says:

    Happy birthday! I surely appreciate you always posting a kind comment on my blog.

  2. Joanne Says:

    Happy Birthday... Hope that you have a really good day.

  3. latestart Says:

    Happy Birthday.

  4. Jenn Says:

    Happy birthday!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your coloring book, new clothes and sheets...oh and your dinner with your husband.

  6. Wink Says:

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful evening!

  7. Carol Says:

    Happy, happy birthday to you!🎂🎉🎉😊

  8. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

  9. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Happy birthday I hope it was good!

  10. My English Castle Says:

    Happy Birthday, Rob!

  11. Lucky Robin Says:

    Happy Birthday. I'm late, but haven't been on much while sick, so sorry to have missed saying it on the day, dear.

  12. rob62521 Says:

    Thank you, everyone for the birthday wishes! I appreciate them.

    Hope you are feeling better, Lucky Robin.

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy belated birthday!

  14. Dido Says:

    Happy belated!! Hope you enjoyed the birthday dinner!

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