Thursday, June 26, 2014

Birthday Stress and Birthday Freebies

Birthdays are usually a time of major stress for me. It's been that way for years. At this age however (I'm 33 today), more people are feeling the same way.

Time is slipping away. I need to get more things done - like getting this website up and running, so as to help people!


With my recent foray into couponing and saving, I'm thinking more about freebies and maximizing the dollar. Inspired by the episode of "Extreme Couponing" featuring Tai and Tarin Perry, I'm planning to pick up some freebies today.

Tai Perry and Tarin Perry

However: I got a very late start. I was up unusually late/early, though I didn't go to Denny's (not yet, anyway).

At least this year I didn't wait until the very end of the day to look into these things, like I did during the past couple of years!

Last year on this day, current events made the anxiety level even higher than usual.

I did go to an event with my father that day, and I was very glad to be at the Revival on 5th Street that evening.

The Tent Revival is taking place this summer again. It lasts for 12 DAYS. I'm planning to be there this evening:

I was wondering where to go on this day, before and after that event. I think I'm going to pick up Nico Smith right now (she participated awesomely in this Tent Revival last year, and again last night!), and head to Denny's, and then the Revival on 5th Street!

I'm not sure where else I'll go today.

Check out:

Stopping at CVS and Firehouse Subs seems good, and Applebee's late tonight.

I'm feeling much better now, than I was a bit ago. This blog post has relieved some of the angst - and the plans I just made have done so, as well!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Birthday Celebration - Couponing style?

It is my birthday tomorrow. Inspired by my recent foray into couponing and saving money, and by an episode from the first season of TLC's show, I'm now thinking of picking up freebies tomorrow. Or maybe even tonight - a trip to Denny's after midnight?

I was hoping to have an earlier-bedtime sleep pattern this week, for the upcoming ICRC Convention on Saturday. But that may not be necessary; I'm trying to figure this out now - and I may want to get a Marco's Pizza order in, before 11 PM CDT (so I can use a related Family Video coupon this month :-), so I'd better stop typing this.