Monday, February 1, 2021

Tuesday, Groundhog day


I could really use an early spring, how about you guys? 
I am sure I have told you this before, but as a little girl living in ND I truly believed in this old legend and it would make me quite sad when the prediction was not for an early spring.  It wasn't as bad when we moved to Montana , but I would still get a little blue.  I was a weird
child.
 
I wanted to take a picture of the delicious salads I made with leftover shrimp from Sunday's dinner and guess what?  I ate mine before I took a picture so you get the scrap mess.  Kind of me...why thank you,thank you very much.
 
   

Here is the making of dinner, there is enough ground beef and beans for lunch tomorrow.  I wanted to use up these corn tortillas that were in the fridge.  There are  many odds and ends in the fridge that need to be used up.

I pulled out some frozen chicken and brats from the freezer.  Have no idea how I am going to cook them up or which I will do tomorrow.  I will get creative.

D#2 and I took a long walk and my hips are barking, we did not realize it, but we went 6.5 miles, a little longer than we thought.

After getting up and bathing and attending to clients, I filled my saving envelopes.  Scary, but I have $16.00 in cash right now and I don't want to use any money in the checking account.  This is my start of Aunties money $16.00 wow I need magic.

I have a few piles of sewing to get done and a wedding dress to finish today.  I am praying more piles come into the shop, that I can turn around quickly.  Just saving money on the groceries is not going to do it.  Maybe listing a few more things on the market place?  I must get creative.  

I heard a really good tip today on a vlog.  This woman got on her mortgage carrier web sight every night and added something to the principle.  Most nights it was just a dollar, but it was a dollar she would never have to pay interest on again.  Isn't that clever?  If you have debt that is such a great way to look at the money you are paying toward it. Loved that tip it really struck a note with me.

I am surprised by the vloggers I listen to who admit they have wasted major money on make-up.  That is not something I have ever spent money on.  I mean I would always buy inexpensive makeup.  Never at the beauty counter, always at the drug store. Now most of it comes form (Sluggy) or my girls.  They buy stuff and don't want it so I use it up.  I always felt that no matter how much makeup I used or how much I spent it would not really make that big of a difference.

I know that at my age I need to use a good moisturizer on my face, but daughter took care of that at Christmas. I have enough lotions that I have received as gifts to not have to buy any for at least a year and then I will receive more gifts. Works for me.

DO any of you find yourself wasting money on lotions and potions?  OR have you been guilty in the past?  Just curious, as it seems to be a common problem, just not one I have had.  We have whole stores just devoted to lotions and makeup and very expensive makeup, someone has to keep these things open.  Am I missing something?  My sister in law told me once that I had a cheap face after I chided her for spending so much money on an eye shadow. Do you have a cheap face? Just asking for a friend.

I do know there was something called the lipstick paradox.  That during really lean times in the American economy the sales of lipsticks went way up.  When women could not afford to buy new clothes, shoes and things they would shop and then buy a lipstick.  It was something they could afford. I would shop and then buy a cinnamon roll to heck with the lip stick.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim 




24 comments:

  1. I would buy chocolate....lol. Insomnia again, so my post is in middle of night. I was down to my last bag of dog food, so ordered on Walmart.com, to be delivered to my door, one bag of dog food for my dog, and one bag for my mom’s dog, and the Vienna sausages I put on top of their food for them. I also ordered Dove chocolate because I was low on chocolate for work, and that will not do. I only order chocolate in winter for delivery because it won’t melt. I will cook an egg with grits this morning for breakfast, turkey cheese sandwich, I will take for lunch, eat my standard potato chips, chocolate, dried mangoes, dates, and almonds for snacks at work, and turnip greens with rice for supper, a serving if turnips, sweet potatoes, and regular potatoes, along with a few free pecans, that fell in road last fall after hurricane Zeta. I just realized I eat a lot of nuts. The almonds are expensive, but the pecans are free, just a pain to crack. Also, will drink hot chocolate from that homemade mix, similar to recipe Amy used in The Tightwad Gazette, along with butter cookies. I am big on my desserts. Explains why I am big....lol. Drinks are a little water, like one 8 oz glass, and a lot of Diet Mt. Dew.I am going to try to go back to sleep. We are back to in person court docket call, and there will be at least a 100 people very close to my face tomorrow with no protective barrier other than masks. No one seems to understand six feet distance and it is not enforced.

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    1. So aggravating when you can't sleep. We have people who don't understand it here either. Daughter qualifies for the shot as a PA but there are none available to anyone here.

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  2. I have a cheap face too :)
    I have good skin for my age- I have e good genes, avoid sun damage and Ives used Ponds moisturizer for years. I also have a stockpile of makeup and such from when I did CVS couponing.

    And with mask wearing, I just don’t use makeup much at all anymore

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    1. I am the same way I use a rasterizer and that is it. I have become lazy.

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  3. Oh, makeup, I buy $1 eye pencil from Dollar Tree, and Maybelline mascara from Walmart. I seldom wear lipstick, usually just vaseline if lips are cracked. I use that equate cocoa butter lotion (Walmart brand) on my face and hands, if needed because I like the way it smells. I know it is for hands but I put it on face. I just do not care much how I look.

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    1. I care but you can only do so much. I do have a cheap face.

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    2. Now there's a statement I can embrace, LOL! I wash with white soap and don't use makeup most of the time. If I think to moisturize, it's with the cheapest I can get (right now, a tube of Nivea soft moisturizing cream). I only buy drugstore brands of eyebrow pencil, liquid makeup and lipstick, and don't need it often (years). I am 75 and my dermatologist says I have "beautiful skin," but I think our definitions are different. I only notice the freckles and wrinkles, LOL. I was lucky that I never had acne.

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  4. I have a mixed face. Some products I use I pay a little more for and some I don't. I am one of those really lucky people who have natural eyeshadow, (code word for naturally dark, not so attractive lid creases) so I use none of that. I have virtually no eyelashes and the ones I have are very light. I gave up on them years ago and instead use a thin line of eyeliner to fake an allusion of a lash line. I prefer to use Bobbie Brown gel liner, but since covid I have rarely put on makeup and it kind of dried up (ouch), so I bought L'Oreal instead. I can't see paying for the really good stuff anymore since I wear makeup maybe 6 times a month if I have to go to the grocery store more than twice a month. My "lipstick" is now Carmex. There is no point wearing it when I am out because of the mask, and I never wore it at home anyway.

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    1. i am so jealous, as I have no color in my eyebrows and must put them on everyday and I hate it. But I do have lots of eyelash and the meds I am on make them grow and grow. But I agree I do not wear makeup nearly as often now that covid is here. Why bother?

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  5. Hi Kim!
    Madison is a makeup artist, so I don't need to think about that stuff myself.
    But honestly, some of the things she suggests to me are not the expensive, pretty packaged things! And, avoiding the sun really helps. I was just thinking that this pandemic has really made me rethink my habits. I used to wear makeup every single day. Now, not! I mean, I may use a little mascara and powder, but really, who sees me? And lipstick?? Can't see thar behind a mask! Have a happy day, my friend!

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    1. I know, when this is over we are all going to be so spoiled.

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  6. Hi,
    I recall a phrase credited to Peter Revson, of Revlon fame, who said that he wasn’t selling makeup, he was selling hope. Love that comment ;). And I have occasionally gone into a ditch buying expensive makeup only to realize it didn’t change anything....hope indeed!

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    1. I know you can only do so much with the genes given you. Both my sister in laws are very beautiful and use it to the full extent.

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  7. I have a cheap face. Like Anne, I have dark around my eyes. My eyelashes are very short. I don't know where my lipstick is, so I don't wear it. I don't want to have to wash makeup off the mask, so I just don't wear makeup no matter where I go. I never did buy expensive makeup.

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    1. Good dot you we need to form a cheap face club.

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  8. Wow, that was a good, long walk, Kim. way to go! I took a package of chicken out of the freezer the other day. It was enough for three meals, so I cooked some in the Instant Pot and make a chicken pot pie, I took some more of that to make chicken enchiladas, and I put some in pickle brine for Chick Fil A sandwiches today. I'm not crazy about handing raw chicken, but it is a money saver, so I do what I have to do, I'm like you not wanting any food waste.

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    1. I just don't waste and not that we are without chickens(we will get babies in the spring) I just compost the peelings and I feel guilty about that.

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  9. Cheap face here as well, I tiny bit of concealer and a dab of mascara. Bacon wrapped chicken (premade and frozen) and a veggie for dinner, lunch was another old frozen dinner.

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    1. Cheap face club! Good on you for dinner my friend

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  10. I never wear makeup anymore. I just can't be bothered. I remember Mom putting on her lipstick every day just before Dad got home and drawing on better shaped eyebrows.

    God bless.

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    1. I have to draw on eyebrows and I hate it. Mine are white.

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  11. I, when I do use makeup, use a decent base and am partial to only two mascaras, but the other things, blushers, eye shadows, lips etc. come form trying my Fab, Fit, Fun that I share with my girls. yes-I probably waste money on that, but the three of us get joy 4 times a year and we use the items or use as gifts, so not as big an outlay.

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  12. I live nearish to Fargo and even though I know it’s not a true prediction I’m done in with the cold!!! And wish so for the groundhog to tell me it’ll soon be over.

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  13. Predictions of 30 below this weekend. :(

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