I got all my shopping/errands done and I'm feeling a tad better.
CVS OOP: $35.56
RC Savings: $12.97
ECBs Rec'd: $5.00
RC Savings: $33.66
Total OOP: $128.13
I'm thinking towards the holidays, Christmas particularly. I ordered a few more gifts for the kids today. Christmas will be small this year, but they will love the gifts they will receive and I know they will get a lot of use.
With finances being tight, I plan to do a lot of Christmas baking for my family and to give as gifts and I am tickled pink that all of the baking goods are now on sale. I am stocking up a little each week. We (the kids are going to be helping) are going to be making banana bread, decorated sugar cookies, fudge, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal/raisin/chocolate chip cookies. I also want to make my homemade hot chocolate mix to give as well.
So this year, instead of bemoaning the fact that the economy stinks, I am choosing to be thankful for all we do have. I'm thankful that I am forced to think outside the box and be creative in my gift-giving and in spreading holiday cheer. I am thankful I can create a fun, festive holiday season for my family without breaking the bank.
I am choosing joy, peace, love, and magic this holiday season.
Won't you join me?