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Today was Beautiful

January 6th, 2015 at 08:43 pm

It was 50 degrees out today. That's practically tropical for this time of year. While the sky was pretty overcast, there were patches of blue and the sun peaked through from time to time and other times was backlighting the clouds in a gorgeous fashion. It is nice to have a break from all the dripping.

I didn't make it through my planned ten days without spending money. I bought a jacket today. I was able to get it today only at 50% off both the jacket and the shipping. I've been needing a new coat. I have my parka for the really cold days, but it is too hot to wear if it is over 40 degrees. But 40 is too cold for just a sweatshirt. It is also waterproof, which is a necessity here.

My other lighter weight jacket I use when I take care of the animals, and it is a good coat for this type of weather, but it smells like barn, plus it has gotten a bit ripped up by the rabbit claws. I don't like walking around smelling like barn in public!

It is a really pretty shade of blue and it will go very well with the new purse I got for Christmas. They are both a pretty jewel tone. I love jewel tones. The deep colors look good on me. I'm not one who can wear pastels or browns, oranges, or yellows. But the deep colors of blue, green, red, burgundy, and purple and the brights like teal, lime, turquoise, hot pink, and magenta, I can do very well. So I am happy to find a coat in a good color for me.

The diet is coming along. I have lost 6 pounds so far. I had a bit of bad day a few days ago and ate some fudge my son had made. By some I mean 4 pieces. It is gone now. I made the kids eat it and take it to school. So that made my loss stand still for a couple days. If it is not in the house I won't eat it. I shouldn't have let him make it in the first place. I need to be much more further along before I can resist things like that. I'm not against a treat now and then, but I need to stay away from chocolate.

I am glad that payday will be here on Friday. It has been a long, long time since the last one. But we made it through without having to touch the EF, which is wonderful. I feel very positive about our finances right now. I hope that feeling stays with me for a long time.

7 Responses to “Today was Beautiful”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I'd practically kill for a 50 degree day! Tomorrow's going to have a windchill of -25 to -35 all day, so we're going to have to burn money on cabs to and from daycare. The adults can take being at the bus stop in those temps but not the kids.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I hear you with looking forward to payday, we're about a week off. Things that need to be paid are paid so I'm not stressed, but it will just be nice to be paid as last payday was nearly a month ago. Looking forward to it 😊

  3. CB in the City Says:

    You must be a "winter!" Are you old enough to remember the color fad in the eighties? You were designated a summer, winter, spring or fall, depending on what colors look good on you. I'm a winter, too.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    At LR, finding a good coat on deal is always worth spending money on when you need it! Glad you enjoyed your day.

    CB, I remember my mom learning her color season in the 80s. I should try to figure out my color. I have dark brown hair, but fair skin. I've noticed pastels seem pretty good, would that be right?

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    Geesh. It's 50 degrees warmer at your house!
    Good job on making it through without touching the EF. That must feel really good. I bet you're breathing a sigh of relieve right now.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    CCF, it depends on the kind of pastel. If you look good in "icy" pastels, then you're a winter. If you look good in creamy pastels, you're a spring. (I'm embarrassed at how much I know about this!) Supposedly the hair shade doesn't matter, it's the skin tone. My hair has gone from black to white, but I still look good in icy pastels, red, black, jewel colors and Crayola primary colors! I look terrible in browns, beiges, heathery colors, muted colors, and creamy colors.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We had -1 degrees when I left for work this morning ... it's now 6? degrees I think.

    Sounds like you found a good coat!

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