I am very organized with all of this......have always been. I don't trust my brain to remember - all goes down in writing.
I had a lesson to give this afternoon - 8th grade french horn. She is wonderful and fun to work with after spending so much time on the budget.
Then off we went to Pensacola. That is about a 25 minute drive to the University Mall. After dinner at Cheddar's, I had a coupon for JCP. Spend $10.00 - get $10.00 off of price. Free! By putting this towards a Christmas gift I only had to spend $4.00 for the gift. Can't tell you the gift - must wait until Christmas.
Then we went to the other mall - Cordova Mall and I had a coupon for a store - spend $15.00 and get $15.00 off the price. I bought a Christmas gift for my Mom. So between the two I saved $25.00.
Then to Hobby Lobby. Not to buy but to look. I bought some Mod Podge and with my Cricket and some wood blocks that Dad will cut out for me, I plan on making some Christmas blocks that say popular Christmas sayings such as Ho-Ho-Ho or Merry Christmas. So many possibilities. That will be so fun to do and Mom can help me do that.
I am SO SMART. I bought this gift at Bealls over a month ago and had it wrapped for free. They have free gift wrapping all year long. BUT.......Do you think I can remember who the gift is for or what is in the box? NO! I guess I need to sneak a peak.
Working on my budget, I have my calendar next to me. I jot down birthdays, when Kacey gets her flea and tick meds, my medical appointments - you know, all that stuff. I love this Agenda book by Lilly Pulitzer. It is fun, colorful, and big pages on which to write. But it is pricey.
I have already bought next year's book but it is a bit smaller and less expensive.
And for the questions of the week:
- Why do hot dog buns not match the number of hot dogs? (I know, there will never be an answer to this question.)
- Why if your tax payment is late there is a penalty but if they are late getting them to you there is not even an apology?
- Why do drivers not take special care when traveling on 98 in Gulf Breeze when they know it is a dangerous road.
- And where, oh where, do all the pens go??? I bought a new pack again - 4 pens in a pack - and I am down to one. My parents have the same problem with their pens. I heard Dad say yesterday, "Why can I never find a pen when I need one?" I truly am very perplexed.
Maybe Santa will bring me pens in my stocking this year for Christmas.
Take care and have a great week-end.