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    What Fun & Frugal Thing Did You Do Today?

    Today for fun I:
    • Took my dog for a walk
    • Listened to an audiobook* while driving around on errands
    • Watched an episode of Castle Rock on DVD*
    *library loans

    #2
    Well, I worked 9-5. Not terribly fun, though I guess it's frugal since it didn't cost me anything. I even earned money.

    When I got home, I made a pizza for dinner. Store-bought crust but toppings all freshly chopped and sliced.
    After dinner, DW and I watched an episode of a show we're watching together on Netflix.
    I packed an item I sold on ebay today. DW will take it to the post office tomorrow.
    I'm about to pack another item I'm selling that hasn't ended yet but does have a bid so I'll get it ready to go.
    Steve

    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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      #3
      Took a walk around my friend's neighborhood last evening.
      he had us over for dinner, and we decided to take a walk afterwards to burn some calories.

      Brian

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        #4
        I've been getting back into riding my bicycle. Did a little loop on a trail just near our house a couple of times. Simple pleasures. Aaaand I'm worn out. Can only do it every couple of days until I get used to being back on the saddle.

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          #5
          Took a hike around the lake that is near our cabin over the weekend.
          The trail is easy with only slight hills and about a mile long.
          But is was a nice walk, and the dog enjoyed it.

          Brian

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            #6
            Had the grandkids here for three days, just keeping them entertained. Majority of the time was spent out in the lawn and driveway playing with the sprinkler and garden hose, taking ATV rides, riding bikes, swimming at my brothers pool down the road, messing around in the garden, shot the BB gun, etc. Stayed home and enjoyed things around here.

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              #7
              Tuesday is “date night” for us as our daughter works late. We talked about going out to dinner as a pizza place we like had a special deal for their rewards program. No matter what we spent it would have earned us a free pizza for next time.

              We ended up making a pizza at home and watching a movie on Disney+.

              No free pizza earned but we also spent about $5 instead of $20+ and had some quality down time.

              Steve

              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                #8
                DW and I took a trip to BJs today. We do that about once a month. We spent a bit of extra time today checking prices on some things we haven't previously bought there. We found a couple of items for which they have better prices than where we usually get them, so we stocked up. One cleaning supply item and one food item. On the food item alone, we saved $7.20. I'm not sure how much we saved on the cleaning item but it was definitely a good amount. We checked before we bought it.
                Steve

                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                  #9
                  Woke up before the alarm, turned it off, and read in bed for an hour before getting up.


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                    #10
                    Cleaned the house whole day... I hate this ****

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                      #11
                      There's a nice 200+acre park that's only a 5 minute drive away. The weather's perfect today so DH & I took the dog there for a nice long walk. (Cost: a bit of gas)
                      This evening I'm going to watch episode 1 of "Ordinary Joe" on the DVR. (Cost: a bit of electricity)
                      I also went grocery shopping today, which isn't necessarily fun, but I enjoyed listening to a bit of my current audiobook (library loan) on my way there and back. (Cost: a bit of wear on the battery of my smartphone)

                      All 3 fit the "fun & frugal" description, I think.

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                        #12
                        Picked up chestnuts in a city park. Strolled around one of the ponds. Saw a great egret. Smiled about the ducks who come waddling if you stretch an arm in front of you because that signals someone is throwing bread crumbs. Saw a kid catch a fish. Saw an older couple who is there every day leave without fish. Saw someone attach a long antenna (?) to a chainlink fence on the park's edge. Mobile ham?
                        "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

                        "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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                          #13
                          Is it fun that I consigned a ton of stuff and donated about 4 bags of clothes and goods and recycled a broken monitor? I seriously felt so much better getting rid of 35 items consigned and hope to make money
                          LivingAlmostLarge Blog

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post
                            Is it fun that I consigned a ton of stuff and donated about 4 bags of clothes and goods and recycled a broken monitor? I seriously felt so much better getting rid of 35 items consigned and hope to make money
                            Why not?!? One person's chore is another person's fun activity! Way to go LAL.

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                              #15
                              18 Mile bike ride around the countryside.

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