Monday, August 19, 2013

2013 August Happiness Challenge -- Day 19

Prince George of Cambridge. It's been a month and I'm still enchanted by William, Kate and little George. Will's first post-baby interview was aired today and he told us that everyone is doing well, even Lupo the Royal Dog. Now I'm going to curl up with my Life commemorative book about the arrival of the new heir.

Self fulfilling prophecy?

This morning, at the very last moment, I decided to stay home from work today. I was a little gassy and uncomfortable and wasn't feeling secure about the commute. I figured I probably could go in, but it didn't feel worth the risk.

Well now, after laying around all day, I still feel a little punk. Did I somehow bring this upon myself?

Getting ready for Goodwill

Twice a year -- spring and fall -- Carson's has a Goodwill Sale. I bring in clothes I no longer want, they give me a coupon for 25% off just about anything in the store.* They haven't announced the date of this year's sale yet, but it's usually in September and I want to be ready. So I pulled some sweaters and t-shirts that I know I'm never going to wear and set them aside. I know I'll need a new raincoat soon, and this will help me afford a nicer one. (And let's not forget that Goodwill is a fine charity that donates a full 92¢ of every dollar they raise to help those less fortunate.)

This weekend I'll take some of the nicer pieces over to the resale shop up the street. I've made $20 there already! Yeah, I know it's not that much. But to me it's not so much how much money I bring in as what the act represents -- I'm being more responsible about my finances.

*15% off cosmetics.