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Not a no spend day but really nice, anyway

April 1st, 2015 at 03:39 pm

Mom and I went to the nursing home this morning and spent a couple of hours with Pop. Brutal is the only word that describes it. His rapid decline and her emotional upset over it are sometimes just too much to witness. We left exhausted, came back to my apartment, and had lunch and a little rest.

We then went to the post office because I needed to mail some things to my youngest son who is in west Texas. I'd forgotten about that until he sent me a text this morning reminding me. Ooops! When we left the post office, we headed to one of the area consignment shops. Mom needed jeans and since I've worn to thread bare condition most of my clothes I decided to look a bit. I found four shirts that fit nicely and look good but bought only three of them.

Then off to Walgreen's where Mom bought chocolate covered marshmallow eggs for herself. Ha, she loves her chocolate! I bought a few "last chance" frozen dinners. I don't eat much processed food but for the price of .99 they were difficult to pass up. With a salad and some green beans or spinach, they'll nicely round out a quick meal after a long shift at work.

We didn't get around to buying a weed eater but maybe tomorrow.

So although today wasn't a no spend day as I'd planned, I spent well and had a nice time with my mother.

Post office - $12.65
Consignment shop - $14.03
Walgreen's - $10.18

Total spending for the day - $36.86

4 Responses to “Not a no spend day but really nice, anyway”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad to hear it was a nice day Smile

  2. Rentalic Says:

    Nice post and you had pleasant time spending with your mom and thanks for sharing it.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm sorry about what you're going through with your stepfather. I'm glad you and your mom are there for him, even if he isn't able to realize it.

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    CB, thanks. It's really hard. Wednesday they told us his life expectancy is 6 months or less. I'm not sure that's accurate but it's sobering. Frown

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