What did I do this New Year’s Weekend and New Year’s Day? (December 30-31, 2017 and January 1, 2018)

Okay guys, my bad. I threw out all of my receipts after logging them this weekend that had all of my spending on them for this weekend. : ( I wasn’t thinking everyone! So no spending updates in this Weekend Update. I will remember not to repeat that mistake next weekend.

Come see what I did this weekend anyway!

On Saturday, I went to my most favorite store in the world: Goodwill! And maaaaan, most recently, Goodwill has been turning into aย Spendypants Goodwill! All of the prices have gone up on a lot of the solid goods. For example, in the past, I saw they wanted $3.19 for a bag of wooden clothes pins when you can buy a bag of new wooden clothes pins for a buck at Dollar Tree. Or on my most recent trip, they wanted $8.19 for a springform cake pan that was in a Food Network box when you can buy a new Wilson springform cake pan at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for 10 bucks. I mean, what the heck? You’re a thrift store Goodwill, not a department store! ๐Ÿ˜ก

Well anyway, I did manage to find some good deals while I was there. I bought this cute Kitty tile hot pad for my new essential oils defuser so it won’t tip over on my dresser! Behold the cuteness!

cat tile

This little guy was only $3.19! I looked up tile hot pads on Amazon to see what they were going for new and they were like 15 bucks brand new! And the fancier hot pads were going for 25-30 bucks EACH! Goodwill had some of those too for around 2 bucks, so those hot pads are a definite steal at Goodwill! I then stumbled upon a new candle in one of the bins while I was looking around. I grabbed it and noticed they had candles the same exact size available at Goodwill for around 5 bucks while mine was around 4 bucks, so I looked up the brand of candle I had found in the bin and found out that the brand of candle I had found was going around 20 bucks on Amazon! So I thought, “Good deal!”

So I left Goodwill spending around $7.00. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not a bad haul. And without doing Saturday’s spending summary, 7 bucks was all I spent last Saturday I remember. Btw, LOCMom loved her new candle! It was sugar cookie scented. ๐Ÿ™‚

On Sunday, it was… DUN DUN DUN DUUUUUN!!!!! New Year’s Eve! LOCMom and I went over to LOCNeighborD’s house and watched the ball drop in New York City! LOCNeighborD had bought pizza as well and I ate about two slices. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOCMom and I also got to see LOCNeighborD’s kitty! She is a fluffy tan cat who loves attention. She was so funny last night because she grabbed my bready pizza end and tried to eat it, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ She must have liked the smell of it or something. ๐Ÿ˜› After watching the broadcast of the ball drop, LOCMomย and I went home and stayed up until midnight to ring in the New Year! We didn’t do anything but stayย up late, so we went to bed straight afterward. ๐Ÿ™‚

And that was my New Year’s Eve weekend! nothing too exciting, haha. ๐Ÿ˜›

For New Year’s Day, LOCMom and I went to feed the birds in our town! They are all so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Folks, these birds love food and we try to give them bird seed instead of junky stuff like bread. Believe it or not, bread is bad for wild birds even though they absolutely go gaga over it. ๐Ÿ˜› After that, we then went home. ๐Ÿ™‚

And that wraps up our New Year’s Day activities! Was a fun weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

And an update about my health problem… It seems the medicine the hospital gave me has stopped working effectively and I’m at the same place before starting it. I have a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, so I am hoping that my health problem is gone completely and I am just basically constipated now. I can only hope for good news. : (

I’m hoping all of you, my wonderful readers, had a terrific holiday and New Year and will have a great 2018! ๐Ÿ˜€

How was your weekend?

6 thoughts on “What did I do this New Year’s Weekend and New Year’s Day? (December 30-31, 2017 and January 1, 2018)

  1. I hope your doctor’s appointment goes well. Health problems suck! It is SO COLD here (below zero!) that we’ve been trying not to go out so it was a boring weekend of cleaning, taking down Christmas decorations, cooking and laundry.

    I know what you mean about Goodwill prices. I like to buy yarn (I knit hats for the homeless.) and I used to get it for under a dollar, now even the smallest balls are marked a buck and the nice yarn is $3-5. I can buy it cheaper at the craft stores when it’s on sale! I don’t know what they’re thinking. One store in my area doesn’t even sell anything for under a dollar anymore.


    1. My doctor’s appointment went well! I am OFFICIALLY cleared of any health problems! It turns out I was just constipated after all and I have gone back to eating normally now. ๐Ÿ™‚

      So nice that you knit hats for the homeless! And that’s crazy! Spendypants Goodwill indeed. *sigh* : (


  2. A low key weekend for me.We had our oldest grandaughter for the weekend, put her to work putting the decorations away lol.After she left on Sunday afternoon I cooked a nice supper for hubby and I, then read a book for the eveningโ˜บ was in bed by 8๐Ÿ˜‘ we are so boring haha. Hope your doctor’s appointment goes well and you get some relief โ˜บ


    1. Sounds like a wonderful, not boring day! My days are pretty similar too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And thank you! My doctor told me that I am just constipated after all and to go back to eating normally before my health problem. So that is what I am doing. ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Glad to hear your doctor’s appointment went well, and you are cleared of any health problems. That’s a great way to start 2018.

    I agree, sometimes thrift store prices are crazy high. Most of the time I can still find good deals though. If I can’t, I just don’t buy anything.

    I visited a few stores to check out the after Christmas sales, but in the end all I ended up buying was groceries. Not very exciting….but it saved me money. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wishing you all the best in 2018!


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