The Almighty Power of Coin-Girl

by Katy on December 26, 2009 · 4 comments

Here I sit, the day after Christmas waiting for the great relief of a job well done. And mostly, it’s there. I have been hosting my sister’s family of four, provided Compact friendly gifts for all, cooked and baked for holiday meals and have just finished buying the gifts for my in-law’s holiday gift exchange. I rented a free kid’s movie for the babysitting I will do tonight, (a boxing day party that British friends always throw. I am watching my niece and nephew so my almost-done-with-architecture-school brother-in-law and sister can attend. This party is riddled with architects.) and even snuck in a brisk walk on this bright and frigid afternoon.

I work the next couple days and have even offered to host my 14-year-old son’s friend for two days while his mom and dad help out an elderly parent.

But the best part is that I found three pennies on the ground in three separate places while out buying the really last minute presents for my in-laws.

That, more than anything else, gives me a semblance of feeling that I have some control over my life.

Coin-Girl is all powerful, and none should underestimate her mighty powers.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

Illustration by Jessica Wolk-Stanley

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Katy December 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I stopped at another store and found another penny. So I’m actually up to 4 cents now.

Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate


Kristen@TheFrugalGirl December 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Go you! I always think of you when I pick up coins. lol


magdalena December 27, 2009 at 5:54 am

I’ve started doing it myself, as long as I can do it wihtout getting knocked down by other shoppers.


Lisa December 27, 2009 at 9:59 am

I find coins on a regular basis too. It’s a gift, I think. Another thing I tend to find a lot of…without looking for them…is four leafed clovers! WOOHOO! Just look down and there they are!


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