Frugal Five Things

  1. I went to watch a friend’s play for which we bought tickets to back in April. I was a bit hesitant to go to the after-lunch because it’s usually a bit pricey. But I was able to split a meal with a friend and the portion sizes turned out perfect. Glad I did not miss out on a day of socializing because I really needed it.
  2. I bought some computer peripherals to make my work life more convenient at home and considered it a tax right off (aka, OK to buy but not in budget). Got smart and returned them. Now I am back in budget.
  3. I ordered my transit pass from work. They pay 50% of the cost. So I will owe $50/month pretax. The pass will allow me to go all over the place if I want. I don’t know if I will ditch the car after I pull it out of the water, share the car or to just simply reduce my maintenance cost but I have options now.
  4. Donated blood because supplies are always at a critical demand. In exchange for donating was a delicious lunch offered that I was not expecting.
  5. Started reading The Last of Her Kind by Sinrid Nunez to fulfill my downtime. I haven’t decided if I like it yet. Making time to read has been nice as it helps to slow my thinking down after a charged week.

Thanks for reading! How has your frugal week been going? If you know a book I should read, leave it in the comments below and I will add it to my list.

8 thoughts on “Frugal Five Things

  • Most of the time we have some excellent choices at work, too. Makes a long meeting a bit more bearable. Thanks for stopping by Angela!


  • These days I really prefer having friends over, or going to someone's place, over a restaurant. In addition to saving, there are no questions about splitting the bill, we can hang out longer and it's usually easier to have a conversation! Great post!


  • I used to be REALLY into surfing (more of watching it than actually doing it) so I used to enjoy going to a bunch of Southern California surf competitions. And I think treating a friend to coffee or lunch is sometimes worth it because maintaining good healthy friendships is just so key to one's happiness in life.


  • I really wish I could go down to the competition during the week to watch the Women's surfing. And then I would really like to watch the surfing on North Shore when the waves are giant. Which I think is in November when the waves are big. I think you are right about about maintaining healthy friendships. I am glad he made me get out of house and come meet up with him.


  • I just finished reading a memoire called “Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter”, which was fabulous. It partly spoke to me as a queer woman, but it is such an interesting and easy read that I think almost anyone would enjoy it.


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