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B's Birthday; New Work Bag

August 9th, 2016 at 04:06 am

Part of the reason why August is so spendy is because it's B's birthday. His birthday was not a special year so we didn't throw a huge party this time, but we still did lots.

He went motorbike riding with family at one of his country friend's houses which is on 20 acres of land. Fuel for the bike was $18 and he spent $15 on a bbq lunch (he also bought breakfast on the way though).

Then on Sunday we went out to lunch with all of his family, which was a nice day. $32 for a cake, $54 for lunch for us two and $35 for drinks. I actually had $80 for drinks in cash but won $45 on the poker machines so that offset the spending!

Then yesterday, Monday was the actual birthday. I bought B a box of chocolates and a nice card. I got his birthday present a few weeks ago so didn't need to get anything else. Last night we went out for dinner on a double date and his friend was joking to the waitress and asked if B got a free drink because it was his birthday and she replied "no he gets a free meal!". We totally didn't see that coming!

The restaurant was a bit pricey so even with B's free meal and 10% discount, it was still $65. It was a lovely night though.


I've had on my wish list a while a new work bag. My work bag is so old the material on a lot of parts is completely worn. So every now and then I check Myer's website to see if they have a sale. They have the best quality bags here, they last for years.

Well yesterday they did! They had 30% of all bags. Normally I go for black or darker colours but there was nothing below $129. They had a nice caramel coloured bag for $109 (not my usual colours I choose, but I just thought it was a great bag). I got to the checkout and when the lady swiped it the price went down to $55 and then I got 30% off!!! Total price: $38.50!!!! I was doing a happy dance.


Thank you everyone for your well wishes, my neck has pretty much healed up now. I haven't had to put any ice gel on today, which is good.

Now I just need to repay the $122 in chiropractor fees, the $38.50 bag and $40 in miscellaneous charges by the end of the month if I want to reach my goal of having nothing owing on my credit card by the end of the next month.

I can do it, I just need to curb the spending! Wish me luck guys. I am practising restraint now.

7 Responses to “B's Birthday; New Work Bag”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So glad you are feeling better! I love when an item rings up for less than expected. Smile

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Yes, especially when it's good quality stuff! I am still doing a happy dance Smile.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I usually go for bags in neutral or dark colors, too, but sometimes you need to do something different! I passed up an olive green bag at a great price once, and I still think about that beautiful bag!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I've found its a great way to change your look that is inexpensive! For example it's scarf weather here and my charcoal scarf didn't really match, so I switched it and used my cream one, it looks great! Maybe if you see another different colour bag when it's time to replace you can get that and mix your look up a bit Smile.

  5. alice4now Says:

    You are inspiring me to change out my bag. I get stuck with the same one, and I actually have some beautiful ones to choose from.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like B had a lovely off year birthday. Smile DH got a free dessert for his birthday.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Alice4now- you should change your accessories around, a change is as good as a holiday Smile.

    FrugalTexan- looks like both the men got a nice surprise!

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