If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I did absolutely nothing of interest this week besides receiving seven measly dollars in return for a bagful of old CDs and books that I brought in to sell at Half Priced Books. When I first went up to the counter to receive my bid, I thought the employee said $37, which I was going to be rather surprised and gleeful about. Alas, though, when I looked at the receipt, that $7 couldn’t be mistaken for anything else–as it gazed up at me with what I swear was a smirk.
I must admit, I wasn’t expecting much from this load given most of the books dated from the early 2000’s–and given that the majority of the world doesn’t even listen to CDs anymore. I mean, even the ever so popular iPod is out of date these days with the emergence of music streaming. Even still, I was optimistically hoping for at least an even $10. Oh, woe is me! Though, I suppose, life will go on…
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have spent the majority of this week searching and applying for jobs in the D.C. area.
I am saving my money in order to move to Washington D.C. and, as a result, have really been limiting my expenditures of late (this, I might add, was very difficult to adhere to while waiting for my bid at Half Priced Books).
Given this new found need and desire to save money, I haven’t been going much of anywhere or doing much of anything of late.
The first time I actually left the house in three days was to go to Half Priced Books.
I’ve also been reading a lot, washing a lot of dishes (I find the act rather relaxing), and binge watching Friends.
If we were having coffee, I’d be in pretty good humor about this currently extremely mundane life of mine because I’m well aware that good things take time and sometimes, good things require saving money (you know, good things like moving to one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. with no current income).
I’m determined that I can and will make this move successfully…and to do so, I need to be a little bit more conscious about where I’m putting my money for the time being.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am making a visit to see my grandparents this weekend with my mom and brother, which I’m very excited about (mostly because my grandma is like my BFF and I haven’t seen her since before I left for Thailand almost eight months ago now). So, stay tuned for a more exciting coffee share next week, as I’m sure I’ll have plenty to report from this upcoming journey.
If we were having coffee, I’d be done now–and I’d wonder if you have anything to share.
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster