In other news, today was a no spend day, NO SPEND day number 3 for the year. Tomorrow is another planned no spend so let's hope it doesn't pan out the way yesterday did. I really like the coat though. And I love having a brand new coat for him in the closet that only cost $12. Clearance is just such a wonderful thing (with a heavy dose of restraint). I'm going to look through the budget, but I'm considering buying a second coat just to donate somewhere. I mean, a brand new coat for a little kid who actually needs one for only $12, yeah.
Changing subjects, it's SOOOOOOOOO cold right now! Hm, I guess that's not much of a subject change actually. All of last winter was like this (with LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of snow) so having a really mild November and December sorts of makes up for it a little but gee, I can't seem to get warm, my joints all hurt quite badly (and I'm not that old) and my poor eleven year old mini-schnauzer is really feeling the bitterness too. He's been limping every time he stands up the past few days. Hooray for the polar vortex!
Average daily spending for 2016: $19.55
Oh yeah, I meant to share this the other day because I think it's super cute. I picked up this Christmas reindeer craft for 11 cents in last year's Christmas clearance. Several days ago little Abe and I sat down to work on it. I helped him with the stitching along the edges but he glued all the other pieces on himself and put them where he liked.
The picture on the package showed a very jolly reindeer with perky little ears. Little Abe purposefully made his frowning. I said something to him like, "honey that reindeer looks awful sad. Don't you want to turn the mouth to smiling?" He laughed and said he wanted it just so. It's still so cute. I'd say that was a very well spent 11 cents.
For the record, our dog did knock over our Christmas tree this year. And I think it's safe to say that the blue snowflake thing hanging for the reindeer's antler is an ornament. Little Abe witnessed the falling of our tree and the breaking of several ornaments. I'm just going to speculate that this reindeer must have also knocked down a Christmas tree, hence the ornament hanging from his antler, and that just isn't a fun thing for anyone to experience so the frown is fitting. Haha!