Merry Christmas everyone. As you can imagine, being a musician at certain times of the year can be quite hectic. I just wanted to wish all of you Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
I had to do an unplanned Christmas Eve dinner and another last minute plan of a dinner on the 26th (on top of performances both of these days)
I got all holiday shopping done under budget, utilizing CVS ECB's, amazing Bon Ton coupons, Bobs coupons, Kohls Cash and other online deals including Ebates and Mypoints.
Even with the unplanned dinners we are UNDER our 500 per month budget as I didn't do much grocery shopping other than produce/bread/dairy most of which was from the farmers market.
I did NO baking other than a strawberry rhubarb pie (using couponed pie crusts and gifted canned fruit)
Today was running to several different family members homes. There was no blowups, which is always a blessing. Some were still disappointed that we weren't with them all day, but we just can't do it. We visited other family early on Christmas Eve before Mass.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday. Let's keep the bargains and deals going!