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December 15th, 2011 at 08:22 pm

Been away for about a week - except for Christmas spending, not much happening. I got the most difficult gift (to MIL) shipped this afternoon, so phwhew. Had to wait on sending it until today, when I got paid. Felt the frugal burn - I had $20 in checking the night before.

Sister is being sent her fish - she probably got it tonight. The fish is a bit pricey, but if you are going to spend for the next day shipping, might just as well make it pay. She got salmon, lox, crab, trout, and a bit of ling cod. Got a letter from sister and my missing ORCA card. Hah! I knew she had it. (and she was the one who told me not to lose stuff during the trip) I bought another card so now I have two spares. If sister and her partner come out, I'm ready.

The credit card bill will hurt this month, but I don't expect any charges next month, so it will balance out. Cashed in my credit card rewards points $127 or so.

Had an interesting Christmas story from this afternoon. I was in Safeway, perusing the Christmas cards when a guy asked whether there were some funny ones. I pointed out one that was funny and rude. Turns out that the guy was giving the card to a guy in prison - the card I showed him was perfectly rude. Smile

2 Responses to “back again”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    How do you keep the fish fresh/good? Do you include dry ice with it or something?

    Glad your sis found your card!

  2. baselle Says:

    I let the fishmonger ship it - but yes, dry ice is involved. Along with FedEx. It means that sister is not going to be surprised - I have to know that she isn't traveling so she's there when its delivered.

    In this, I'm a bit like the tourists. My fishmonger is Jack's Fish Spot in the market. They DO NOT fling Smile, and they just sell north Pacific fish, freshly caught.

    I remember one year that DH and I decided to send them Harry and David fruit just to change things up...they told me that there's fruit. They wanted the fish.

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