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    Early: I am so sorry about your cousin. I think spending money to visit DH's aunt is a very wise use of resources.

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    My son found a gas station that is 4 cents a gallon cheaper than what I have been paying.

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    Had a refrigerator clean-out yesterday and ended up making a really good ratatouille. Never made it before, but it was a hit and there are enough leftovers for lunch.
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    thank you, rosarugosa. I am rather shaken by how much I miss her, but I have a ton of happy memories. We did a lot of stuff together, most of it very frugal. The KISS concerts, not so much, lol.
    Anyway, I am struggling to find ways to save money now that DH and I have passed the "do it yourself" stage of life for major projects. We had to call a plumber for a blocked pipe that we would have tackled in our more youthful lives. We did have a coupon, but still it was expensive. Why does nothing break during the week??? So I am back to saving pennies in the hopes they will turn into dollars, lol. My dryer is used sparingly. Our barista-made coffee drinks are fewer and farther between, and if I can't get it at the dollar store or Aldi's, I'm probably not going to buy it. I found a pair of pants in a stack of stuff - I need to hem them for this winter. My sister and my DD found me some wonderful items at a yard sale last week for a buck each, and they will also help spruce up my work wardrobe, plus there was a very glittery jacket that was perfect for my best friend's youngest daughter's wedding last weekend. It had the added advantage of making sure I could always be found, as it left a trail of tiny bits of glitter wafting in my wake....

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    Of course you miss her. I lost my best friend 21 years ago. I have lost other friends too. It’s one thing for parents to die since it’s the natural order. But losing friends or younger people is very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by early morning View Post
    I am rather shaken by how much I miss her, but I have a ton of happy memories.

    My condolences on your loss. Happy memories are treasures!

    Used one of my last vacation days for the year yesterday, filled with appointments and errands, but I did stop at an old favorite thrift store. Found a pair of pants, a binder, three folders and a Tri-onimos game all for a grand total of less than $7. Washed and wore the pants out with friends last night.
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    I love to sew and quilt so Making Christmas gifts out of fabric I have. I was gifted several big bins of outstanding quilt store quality fabric and I have been making pillowcases for Ryan’s smiles, to go to cancer kids in the hospital. . Really cute pillows, placemats and mug rugs for my presents. I needed buttons for eyes for snowmen and Santa but did not want to buy any, they are expensive. I went to my favorite thrift store and bought two men’s long sleeve shirts that had 13 black buttons each for $4. An added bonus, there is enough fabric in the shirts to use either for backings or bindings. One will especially be great for the bindings. The forms are from pillows I picked up at a neighbors garage sale who was “redecorating” which she gave me for $1 each. I’ll have great gifts for my one sister I exchange with, my kids family presents. plus DH’s family who insist on gift giving. My total out of pocket will be around $25. It will save hundreds of dollars. The pillows will be given with a holiday cover and a plain cover so they can be more useful. They will be very hard to give away as I love all of them but I guess that is the true spirit of giving if you really like it.

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    Flowers, that is FAB!

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    Good job, Flowers!

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    I made my own costume for less than $10 in supplies. Like last year, I am keeping what it is anonymous.

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