Weekly Frugal (and Life) Update

Long time no see. Or rather, long time no write.

Busy, busy at work but you will not hear me complaining (well, at least not tonight). The spring has finally come and even though the evenings are still on a chilly side, the days are sunny and gorgeous. We are actually waking up to birds singing, which in my book, does not get any better than that.

April has been great so far, basically on all fronts. I had my 6 month MRI check up and all looks good and stable (I have acoustic neuroma if you are wondering what I am referring to). Nothing too scary but definitely not pleasant to have. I am very happy to have received the good news of no progress and no check ups needed until November. Praise the Lord.

I am also on track to max out my 401k by end of April. Since I am not loving my job and hoping to get a new one sometime soon, maxing out 401k for the year has been my biggest priority so far. Once I switch to a new job, I know there is usually 6-12 month waiting period before being able to contribute again.

More books to read for absolutely free. Love my local library.

I’ve been trying to bring more variety to our cooking and break the cycle of the 4 dishes we usually stick too. Pasta, beef chili, quinoa risotto and some sort of soup is all we have been having. T.’s cousin convinced us to try Hello Fresh which she has been using for the last few months. She loves it, so we are giving it a try too. I got $40 off the first box (It costs $60 per box for 3 dinners for 2 people) and will see how we go. It is a weekly delivery service but you can skip any week or cancel any time.

This is what we are cooking this week. Even though the service we chose is for 2 people, the portions are rather generous so easily could serve 3. So far I made the shrimp dish and it was delicious. Even if I choose not to continue the service after a few weeks, at least I will get some more ideas on what to cook.

$4.40 for Loreal True Match make up and lipstick 🙂 That purchase also gave me $5 extra bucks which I used to buy a hair brush. Yes, I am still a coupon queen.

I had a fantastic sale on eBay! A friend of ours was moving and gave us a designer blanket (basically never used, but which I still listed as pre-owned as it did not have any tags). I kept posting it for sale for more than a year and it finally sold yesterday. oh joy 🙂

Other than that, days go by quickly and I am running on a routine schedule. My boss has been coming to the office more than usual lately so work is consuming my life for several hours a day, but I am trying to squeeze in some fun activities here and there. We did some biking the other day and today we played tennis. Cool. I am happy with that.

I am wishing everyone a beautiful Easter weekend. xo

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