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February 17th, 2017 at 05:37 pm

I took off work today and splurged on a trip to the salon. I got an all over caramel color with blonde highlights, a new cut, and style. Total cost with tip...$148! Pricey but worth every penny. I did use a $100 gift card I received at Christmas, so out of pocket only $48.

I treated myself because I was feeling really low. I got word at work that I was being transferred from my current campus to a different one. I work for a community college that has 3 main campuses spread out around the county. The campus I am at now is the smallest, and has always been my favorite. I've been at this campus for just over a year and I love it! All of my coworkers and I get along great. We laugh every day and it is really drama free. The campus I am being transferred to is the largest. I worked there before, and I just don't like it. Too much drama, too much bickering between departments and just not a fun vibe. I am being transferred back because 2 people have retired and they have decided not to fill these vacancies. Lucky me.

I was trying today to turn around my thinking on this and find some positives. One is that my commute will be much shorter. It's only about an 8 minute drive compared to my 20 minute drive now. So I will save on gas. The 2 people who retired were a big part of the drama, so hopefully the work environment will be better. And I just remind myself that I am very fortunate to have a job that is secure, pays well, and offers great benefits and paid time off.

In other money news I received a $20 credit to my credit card from a doctor/specialist I saw over the summer. I guess they overcharged me for something. I also had $51 in rewards from my credit card so I will apply that this month. I cashed out swagbucks for a $50 CVS giftcard.

My last utility bill was about $2 higher then the previous month. I am puzzled by this since I have been really diligent about turning off lights, keeping the thermostat down etc. And it's been pretty mild on the east coast.

Looks like my mom will be coming back for a 2 month visit this summer! She will split staying with me and my brother. I really miss her and am so happy she's able to make the trip.

We have started planning a family vacation in September to Myrtle beach. We plan to rent a beach house and split the cost. It's been a while since I have had a vacation so really looking to forward to it.

That's about it...have a great weekend everyone!

2 Responses to “Random Stuff”

  1. snafu Says:

    Great idea to treat yourself to a salon visit for a new style and color in anticipation of a transfer to the larger campus. Hope you find focussing on the benefits like a shorter commute helpful. With individuals retiring, it's easiest to take the high road and refuse to permit anyone to drag you into their career or personal drama. In my experience there is more political carry on, on campus than in political circles federal, state or municipal! Is it funding oddities that underlies all the squabbling? Is it personalities that can't work for the benefit of the 'client?'

    Hope you are still enjoying condo lifestyle. When friends talk about our worse than usual Canadian winter, I realize how stressful it was to worry about pipes freezing, the door stuck by piles of packed snow and a drive-way that must be shovelled to reach the slip slide, ice covered roads.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good you are seeing the positives in the job change.

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