Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits

I was visiting Freaky Frugalite yesterday and noticed she does a weekly meme called "Friday Fragments" - except that she didn't actually post this week until Monday.  But never mind that... It's just a post of random thoughts, happenings, pictures, etc. - the stuff that didn't make it into another post and might get lost or forgotten if it isn't jotted down, or typed into a blog post.  At least that's what I got out of it, and I'm thinking it's an idea I can use.  Except I'm thinking I'll do it on Tuesdays and call it "Tuesday Tidbits" - because I always seem to have a hard time getting back into blogging after the weekend, and lots of times don't get around to it until Tuesday or later.  Something like this might be just what I need to get me going at the beginning of a new week.

Plus, it's a good place to catch you up on what happened over the weekend - not that I think you're hanging on the edge of your seats waiting to hear about my weekends, but I'd just like to have things somewhere so I can remember.  That's one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place, and so often I don't have time for a 'real' blog post - or I don't make time - at the beginning of the week, and then time gets away from me, and I never post anything.  So a few 'Tidbits' is better than nothing, right?  And I can always write a 'better' blog post later if/when I have time, right?

So, now that I've taken all that time to tell you what I'm doing, here are a few Tidbits from this weekend:
  • I got new jeans - Levis.  The weird thing is that one pair is a size 10 and the other is a size 6, and they both fit really well.  Same brand, different sizes - is it any wonder it's so hard to find the perfect pair of jeans?  We were really at Kohl's so Jeffrey could buy a new watch, but there was clearance, and he had 20% off, and we needed to buy something else so we could earn some Kohl's Cash.
  • We found some laminate flooring at Menards on closeout for 69¢/sq. ft. so we're going to replace the carpet in the kids' bedrooms with it.  Our usual Menards didn't have enough for both rooms, so Cory and I drove to another Menards on Monday to get 8 more boxes.  I used the rebate check we got when we bought all the 'free' stuff at the Crazy Days sale in March.  Was it really free?  Well, not exactly, but we did get to spend the same money twice!  Menards also has the underlayment free after rebate right now, so it's a really good time to get it - and we'll have more money to spend again.  
  • Jeffrey and I had dinner at TGIFridays - because we were close, and because I had a $5 coupon from Discover.  I had a yummy salad, and almost froze while we were in there because the air conditioning was so cold.  I had a long-sleeved shirt in the car, but Jeffrey said I had to leave it in the car - because he's mean like that - and he thinks it's ridiculous to need a long-sleeved shirt in the summer.  And I wouldn't need it, if only these places didn't turn the air conditioning so cold!  Kohl's was freezing, too.  It always feels so good to walk back outside into the heat and sun!  So good!
  • and, I reserve the right to add to this list because I'm having a hard time thinking of anything else right now.  I should probably shoot for posting these earlier on Tuesdays.

1 comment:

  1. When I know a place is extra cold, a long sleeve shirt or sweater goes in with me. If I forget it in the van, your dad is a sweetie to go after it for me.


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