- I finally went to Zabars today, but only bought a few well priced food items to give as Christmas gifts.
- My sister, mother and I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art today, and paid a total of $5 to admit the three of us. In case you think I was crossing the line into miserly, the museum has a $2.7 billion endowment, plus they lease the building from the city for free in exchange for giving free admission to each and every visitor. (They’ve been greatly criticized for making people think that they need to spend $25 on admission.) I used to live in New York City, and no city dweller would be caught dead paying the tourist price. This also is true for The Cloisters, The Museum of Natural History, The Queens Museum, The Brooklyn Art Museum and a few others.
- I didn’t even step into the museum gift shop.
- I almost bought a new winter coat in preparation for this December-in-New-York trip as my Oregon fleece would not have been warm enough for a normal East coast winter. (Well . . . new to me, as it would have been thrifted.) Instead, I decided to simply layer up, which has yet to be necessary as the weather here has been unseasonably warm. I’m so happy I didn’t buy an extra coat!
- I was exhausted by the time we were on our way back to my sister’s house, but I held off from buying a coffee as I knew I could have a cup of tea as soon as we got back. And I did — two cups!
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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