- I worked Saturday and practiced my regular frugal routine of bringing my own lunch and drinking the free crappy coffee. My back had been bothering me the day before, but that’s a common occurrence so I didn’t give it a second thought. However, my back got worse and worse as the day drew on until I could no longer stand in an upright position. Luckily my patient delivered somewhat early in the shift, so I was still able to continue as her nurse, even if it was in an awkward and stooped position. My charge nurse encouraged me to go home, but I chose to finish out my shift sitting in front of the computer catching up on continuing education. The way I saw it, I could either be in pain at work or in pain at home. At least I’d be paid at work.
- I lay flat in bed yesterday, which is kind of a blur although there are some vague memories of shuffling to the kitchen for Ibuprofen. There was much watching of TV, and I started on the Amazon series Mozart in The Jungle as Netflix wouldn’t load. (Excellent show, I highly recommend it!) How is this frugal? I share an Amazon Prime account with my mother.
- I kind of assumed that restaurant takeout would seep into the weekend as my husband’s days were already full, but instead he prepared frozen pierogis with a salad. This made me happy since we’ll be hosting a Japanese exchange student next week and we’ll definitely be eating out a time or two.
- I’ll be setting up the new full-size bed in my son’s room later this week, but needed to source a set of sheets. I posted on my Buy Nothing Group that I was looking for double sheets and got a reply from someone who’d bought a set and washed them before realizing that her bed was actually a queen. Bummer for her, but hooray for me!
- I signed up for a required three-hour class this Friday. I’ll see if the unit needs an extra nurse afterwards as I did call in sick today. (I get zero sick pay as I’m a per diem employee.) I’ll already be in the building, so I might as well.
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
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