1. I repaired my headphone adapter
I have non-Apple wired earbuds, and they require an adapter to plug into my iPhone.
Part of the adapter was starting to come apart (it’s an obvious stress point when I put my phone into my pocket), and I remembered that I had been sent a sample of something called Sugru.
(I got this sample some years ago and have never used it!)
Sugru is a moldable silicone substance that acts kind of like glue, and it was perfect for this application.
It’s sort of like a clay consistency, so it was easy to press around the damaged portion of my adapter.
Happily, it dries into a flexible silicone rubber coating, so the cable will still be flexible and usable.
This was my first time, so my fix is a little messy. Next time, I think I can turn out something slightly more professional-looking. 😉
2. I bought Zoe a clearance planner
She was wanting a planner to help her manage her schoolwork and her time better, so we stopped in at Staples.
She found one she liked that went from July 2021-December 2022, and since some of the planner was already useless, it was on clearance.
She can just take out the pages she doesn’t need, and she’ll still get quite a few months of use out of the planner.
3. I cancelled Audible
I had originally gotten an Audible membership while Lisey was in high school because she does better at learning via audio. I got her some textbooks and some literature-assignment books that way, and it worked great.
But she has obviously graduated and I noticed we had audiobook credits just piling up.
So, I had Sonia redeem them all, and then I cancelled the Audible membership.
Of note: if you cancel Audible before redeeming any credits, you do lose them. So, be careful!
4. I got a free pizza
I opened up my Safeway app and noticed that I had a whole free frozen pizza offer in there. NICE.
So, when I was near a Safeway the next time, I popped in to grab my freebie.
Safeway is probably going to stop giving me freebies any minute now, but I am happy to ride this train as long as they let me. 😉
5. I am batching errands like a boss
I know I keep putting this on the list, but it’s awfully relevant with gas prices being what they are.
I am being super mindful of making sure I do small errands in conjunction with bigger, necessary ones. And I am also being careful to fill up on gas when I am already going to be near a “cheap” gas station.
Not that any gas is exactly cheap right now. Ha.