Monday, November 23, 2009

Unexpected weekend spending

I did end up buying wineglasses. But as Erika recommended, I popped in to Goodwill to see what they had and found a matching set of six, which cost me just $13. The glasses are either universal or red glasses, I'm not entirely sure, but I prefer red to white so it works. And I'm certainly not averse to serving wine in the "wrong" glass. I could have got an eclectic mix for as little as $8 for six, but I'm happy to have a quality matching set. I also bought two bottles of wine for $20, which weren't drunk as my Saturday party kind of turned into a friend coming over to watch a movie, and we didn't get to the wine. Oh, well, more for me!
I also went to a jewelry party yesterday, where I spent $25 on handmade pearl earrings. I wasn't intending to buy anything but what can I say. I really love them. That's my Christmas present to myself, I think. All of the pieces were exquisite and one of a kind--the designer began making jewelry as a hobby while recovering from a car accident, and she's got a lot of talent. She's on Etsy, but I don't know the name of her store. I'll post when they send it to me.
I'm trying to convince Peanut to let me take him out to eat. I have a coupon that expires next month, and I want to use it up--it's $25 off a $35 meal at a restaurant I really love. He says I should just let it expire, because it's not really saving us any money since we wouldn't have gone out to eat without it. I completely agree with that logic, but I still want lobster ravioli. It might come down to me going there with or without him, which probably wouldn't matter to him but I would like to go there with HIM, not just anyone. Hint, hint, Peanut. :)
I signed up for the $40 gift certificate from, but I haven't received my points or coupon yet, and it's been two weeks. I was planning to use this to get my mom's birthday present, and her birthday's now in less than a week. Hmmm.


  1. I think I've read somewhere that they send out the certificate sometime in the first week of December. But don't quote me on that.
    Hopefully you'll get it in time!

  2. Tell Peanut Sarah said he should let you take him out to dinner!

  3. Call me an enabler, but I would totally go to dinner - no questions asked!


Thanks for commenting!