Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Fragments - Saving Money

Mommy's Idea

Time for Friday Fragments hosted by Mrs. 4444. There are a lot of us out in blog world writing random stuff so you should check out the others.

**I've been patiently obsessively looking at cruise prices every day just waiting for a reduction so I can call the travel agent to get money back from our already booked cruise. Monday the price went down $35/person so I called to get that money back. It doesn't seem like a bunch but hey if they are lowering the price I need to take advantage of it. Wednesday the cruise line ran a big "Leap Day" promotion and the price went down a whole lot more. I called the travel agent and after 30 minutes of back and forth between them and then they called the cruise line I was the proud owner of $200 more and also $50 of on-board credit. I did have to pay more deposit money which was non-refundable but I figured that was fine since we are definitely going on this thing. So my diligence paid off and I saved money/made money. I'm still watching until our final payment is due at the end of the month because if it goes down again, I'm calling.

**Every morning on my way to work the radio station I listen to has their stupid criminal file. There are some real winners out there. Today was a 15 year old who got arrested for theft because a woman found him in the backyard stealing a tomato plant. Come to find out he thought he was stealing a marijuana plant. Can't ticket for stupidity but you can send a message to the youth.

**I hear that the cherry blossoms are probably going to bloom early in Washington DC. I'll be there in a couple of weeks so maybe I'll get to see them. In all my years of going there, I've only been there at the right time once. They were so beautiful I can see why people rave about it. Flying into the airport, you could look out the window and see all this pink around the water. Very impressive.

**When I grocery shopped last weekend they had some chocolate covered pretzels that had a rebate form so you could try them for free. Yummy. Especially for free.

**I guess its time to pack up all my snowmen for the year. That creates a problem because now I need to decorate.

**We ate out of the freezer this week so we get to cook this weekend! I'm looking forward to that. The freezer looks a little bare. Only a couple of leftover containers in there now.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. The weather won't be quite as warm here as it was during the week (it was 77 degrees and people were wearing shorts) but it still should be lovely. Maybe we'll get the windows washed outside.


  1. Glad to hear you are being a diligent consumer. This is what is needed to keep corps. honest.

  2. Our local newspaper has the police reports and there are some crazy ones in the there too. My FIL always wants to take the paper back to Iowa to show his friends when he visits because of the police reports.

  3. Wonder what happens if you smoke a tomato plant leaf?

  4. Keetha's comment made my day! Don't smoke tomato grass! I knew a guy who smoked marijuana behind a local jail in our small town a long time ago. He was smoking near the intake vents for the circulation system. It didn't take long for the police to smell him out! Dumb criminals, eh?

  5. We were just talking about the Cherry Festival at church this week. Since we didn't have a winter here in DC, everything is blooming super early. You will definitely not want to wait to come see them.

    My cousin always says "You can't fix stupid", I agree.

    Woohoo for a cruise! I have always wanted to go, but hubby does not like boats. And then that cruise shipped crashed over near Italy and we back slid a bit more on a trip like that. Hubby is wanting to wait "till they retrain all the foolish captains" I may never go :-(