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 Restaurant.com 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 1-800-Flowers.com, 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.
 
 

3 comments:

  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!

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

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

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