This morning I looked over all of the Christmas cards we received this year to see what I could cut from the fronts to make tags for gifts for next year. I was able to find the few above. Having done this every year prevents me from having to buy tags for presents.I never get enough but combining the ones I do get with store bought ones purchased years ago really helps.
I also had a couple of thank you notes to write for Christmas gifts. So I used a couple of these cards that I printed on the computer last Christmas. I keep a box of invitation envelopes with my printed cards so that I am always prepared with the envelopes to mail them. One will get mailed and the other will be hand delivered so that I save on the cost of the stamp.
The wind is so bad here today it is blowing the snow against our windows. Thank God that we put in the energy saving shades and have energy saving windows. They are all down and hopefully helping with the heat. It's like being in Siberia here today. There is no way I am going out in this today for any reason. Of course it is garbage day so the garbage cans keep falling over. DH has had to rescue the cans more than once this morning. Fortunately they just came and he could bring the empties inside. They still have to come back for the recyclables but that can seems to be staying put.
Breakfast this morning was oatmeal(me) and Cheerios ( DH), orange juice and coffee. Lunch was leftover pizza from dinner last night. Dinner tonight will be the bean soup pictured above and some fresh pineapple chunks. The soup turned out really tasty. After lunch, DH and I watched a movie on Netflix. It is that kind of cold, blustery day to just take it easy and drink hot cider.
Then I did some planning with my DIL for some of the meals that we will eat in their timeshare at Disney. She made a grocery list and I added some things to it. Since I am the only one who drinks coffee, I pulled an assortment of coffee, creamer, teas and ciders from my stash( lots of samples included) and added some paper towels to pack. I am very good at making coffee filters from paper toweling. I have a reusable coffee filter here at home so I don't want to have to buy a package of coffee filters for a few cups. I also plan on packing the Quaker Oatmeal to share. We have reservations at a 5 star restaurant the first night. Plus we plan on going to a restaurant where they have had what they( my son and DIL) say is the best breakfast ever one morning. Other than that we hope to eat most meals at the timeshare. That will cut down on the cost of this very expensive vacation. It won't be long now before we go.
We haven't done much else today. Please feel free to leave a comment and share what you did today to save some money.