Observations: 2nd week getting unpoor

Shoes may be my arch nemesis. Heh, get it … arch.

Anywho … Stephen Bonanno Sandals turned 50 and in honor of this occasion  they had all of their sandals 50% off. I have never known this to happen. They put them on sale twice a year, but never 50% off. So, I had to justify that spending $60 now would provide good ROI since these sandals last forever. I ordered a black pair, so definitely something that I will wear over and over.

I had also allowed myself to buy a new pair of running shoes and that happened on Monday, Luckily, I scored 15% off thanks to my Hubby and his running class. Love my Brooks and I definitely needed a pair since my old ones had 400+ miles on them.

Lunches … 5/5: 4/4 packing and I worked from home on Friday, so I also ate at home.

Savings … I managed to put money into savings and also into M&L’s college funds.

HSA … this is the first time I have used my company’s health saving’s account … it is wonderful! Two prescription refills and it feels free! 

Dependent Savings Account … we are trying hard to not touch this money that we put aside. I know this is going to be a struggle, but it will be amazing if we can have $5,000 saved by the end of the year and get a break on our taxes. We shall see. The operative word is TRY.

Target … I did have a slip up. All necessities, but a cinnamon/clove candle did fall into my basket. I call it winter blues defense. There is something about lighting a yummy smelling candle and feeling cozy. Maddy and Libby love to light it for dinner. We are so elegant when we eat our pizza on plastic plates sans utensils, but with candlelight. Sigh.

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So, snow.

So this is our forecast:

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And guess what we’re out of?

You got it … milk. If you are from the South, you probably just nodded your head and then said a curse word at the idea of trudging to Harris Teeter with all the other crazies out there. Plus, the shelves will be bare and you are stuck with a pint of buttermilk or a random brand of questionable soy milk.

Ou(honestly) bigger problem is that there is no coffee creamer in the house. I try to eat healthy, but there is something about the Vanilla-ey goodness of Coffee Mate that gets me every time. 

I commute about 30-40 minutes and luckily, we can choose to work for home when the weather is questionable. Our company rarely if ever will close, so I am already counting on working from the comfort of home, likely in my PJ’s, making bbq chicken in the crockpot, and hopefully playing in the snow with M&L.

I need to confess … two pair of snow pants were purchased since we don’t have any, but in my defense … they were on sale and M&L do need them. Plus, they are a size 4/5, so I am hoping they last until next year. So, I think that $20 is a necessity.