I got a nice suprise reimbursement from my insurance this week. This is wonderful because it means that I can pay my business expenses this month, and I was able to go out to buy needed gear for my hiking and camping trip next weekend without putting it on credit!
I also got to apply some additional money to the credit card to pay down some of the car expenses from the replacement of my radiator. Yay!
So what did I get? I got a fleecy pullover & jacket, a cool orange, non-cotton t-shirt, 2 pairs of hiking socks (lightweight), a rain jacket, a Nalgene water bottle, a compressible pillow, a pack towel, some shoelaces & gromets (so I can make a string for my hat), and a walking pack with a small pouch and a water bottle holder (it goes on the side of my hip - I am resistant to the fanny-pack).
I also went to my favorite consignment store and bought 2 dresses and a fun nightgown.
I like shopping - in particular I like shopping either in secondhand stores or in the clearance section of stores. Of the things above, not a lot was on sale, but the fleecy jacket I did find secondhand, the fleecy pullover and rainjacket I got for cheap. As I had anticipated that these would be my higher end items, it was a lovely experience.
I'm off to the theater tonight with S, then we do a "practice" hike with full packs tomorrow. I think he wants to make sure I won't die.