Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Being Prepared

Christmas cards, are they outdated? I still like getting Christmas cards although I get fewer and fewer each year. I'm sure the fact that I rarely send out Christmas cards has a lot to do with it.

I usually think about buying cards before Christmas and then choke on the prices. This year I decided to buy some on clearance. The sign said 75% off but when I got to the check-out it rang up only 50%. I told they guy that I thought they were 75% off and he gave me the other 25% without question. Now the key is to put them some place so that I remember them next year. Otherwise I just wasted $2.50.

They had some good deals at the grocery store. Milk for 99 cents per half gallon. A gallon costs $2.50. I bought 2 half gallons of course. Chicken, bagels, yogurt and ice cream on sale too. I am set for the week.

Tomorrow there will only be 3 of us in the office and no bosses. I think I'll bring my dog to work. At least that will make the day more fun. I bought a door knob at the Habitat Store for the hall door. Only $3. No work on Friday so I am hoping that I have all of the supplies necessary to finish my wall without unplanned trips to town for more supplies. Once the wall is done I can work on adding the bathroom. Just one step closer to my goal of getting out of the RV before summer.


Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Good luck on your door project. Nice long weekend to work on it.

I scored some Elvis Christmas cards on clearance when I was home. Very tacky!

Daizy said...

Tacky but practical since I am sure you are going to send them out. I know you wouldn't buy more stuff for your house just to collect it!

Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

I only send cards to people i wont see and who dont have email. I do buy wrapping paper in th epost christmas sales though and i make sure it doesnt look too Christmassy and can be used for all the birthdays in between. Now is the time to invest!

Daizy said...

That is a good investment Lizzie. Usually I end up buying paper when I get to my holiday destination. I haven't touched my collection of wrapping paper in 5 years. Maybe I should donate it?