1. I fixed my burnt-out headlight bulb
Remember how I got pulled over for having a dead headlight bulb?
(I had no idea it was out!)
I received a 10-day repair order, and I figured that this was probably a job I could handle myself (with the assistance of YouTube, OF COURSE.)
I went to Advance Auto Parts and bought a two-pack of the appropriate bulbs. I believe these bulbs are the original pair from when I got my van, so I figure that if one is burnt out, the other one is on its last leg as well. It’s not like I use one light bulb more than the other. 😉
I watched a couple of YouTube videos, put some gloves on, and got the job done.
I preemptively replaced the second bulb because I was not enthused about the idea of possibly getting pulled over again.
So, now I just gotta pop into the police station and have them sign my repair order to certify that my headlight is indeed in working order again.
2. I wore an even worse pair of mismatched socks
You know how if one sock sprouts a hole, I save the other one and “match” it with another solo sock?
The pair I showed you the other week wasn’t too bad; the socks were the same brand and mostly white.
But this pair is way worse. Zoe said, “Nice socks, Mom!” when she saw me. Heh.
Luckily, they’re a pretty similar cut and you can’t really see them once I have my Vans on. 🙂
3. I drank some free tea
Every week, we get a little bundle of sale ads in the mailbox. Normally, there’s not much of value there, but I happened to notice that this time, it included a little Twinings tea advertisement that came with two tea bags.
(That reminds me: Twinings is a type of tea bag you could use for making the tea bag Christmas wreaths A. Marie shared with us.)
4. I saved my frying oil for greasing my grill
I like to brush my grill grates with oil before I cook, but I always prefer to use old oil for that purpose, and I keep a container in the freezer for that purpose.
I fried some chicken recently, and I’d already used the oil twice. Sooo, I poured it into my grease-for- the-grill container, and now I’m all set for next time I grill.
5. I bought an inexpensive pair of dress pants
I have something scheduled where I need to dress up, and…the last pair of dress pants I have is from somewhere around 2012 or earlier.
I tried them on, but I was definitely skinnier in 2012 than I am now because I could barely button these pants, even standing up. God forbid I sit down in them!
I don’t get dressed up very often, so my current pants are basically just jeans, leggings, and scrub pants.
I tried a thrift store first, but came up dry. Then I went to T.J. Maxx and found a pair for $14.99. Sweet.
I will wear them with a top I already have and shoes I already have.
Bonus: I did not buy a wasp nest
For some strange reason, someone is selling a wasp nest for $200 on Facebook Marketplace. I don’t even know what to think about this, although if he can get $200 for it, then more power to him.
I’m just not sure why in the world someone would buy it!