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There it goes again.....

March 26th, 2008 at 10:14 am

That pink streak is back ...

... from the art museum, which is one of the many stops we made yesterday while celebrating my birthday.

Mini Me had fun doing kid-friendly activities from an art pack we borrowed from the museum.

The pack was a "randoseru," which is a Japanese backpack for elementary-age children.

Mini Me loved it so this morning I went trolling on the web for one since her backpack is falling apart (you can actually see daylight if you look through the bottom of it). The best I could find was one on eBay for $119. I don't think soooooo......

Back to ME, ME, ME. ... Before we hit the art museum (where

Text is the pink streaks and Link is http://compulsivedebtor.savingadvice.com/2008/03/25/what-is-that-blur_37024/
the pink streaks were taken as Mini Me hopped around trying to "pop" bubbles projected onto the floor in the contemporary collection), we went on a tour of the U.S. mint. It was a free tour so even though I thought Mini Me wouldn't be that into it, I figured it was a bargain worth checking out. Surprisingly, Mini Me loved it. She was particularly excited to see millions of unpressed coins being fed into presses, which then spit out shiny new pennies. (Sorry, no pictures. They strip you down to nothing before you go into the joint....)

Way before we hit the mint, we went to the local REI store with my dividend check and the $50 from my mother-in-law. I was able to get water shoes for myself and Mini Me with the dividend check, and with the $50 I got two wicked "wicking" shirts to workout in/sweat my way though the jungle beach vacation in.

We followed that up with a stop at Qdoba, where I was treated to a free lunch thanks to a coupon I got as part of their birthday club.

Fast forward to after the mint and museum, and Mini Me and I could be found at a Starbucks downtown snacking on mini scones and my favorite tea (plus a tall strawberries and cream with NO whip) -- all free with the gift cards I got in the mail the other day.

We then stopped in a local kid's clothing store where I bought two baby outfits on sale for a shower that I'm going to Sunday. The cost: $21.

We then continued our stroll down to an excellent seafood restaurant where we met up with my husband, who treated us to dinner and a flaming baked Alaska for dessert. (Cost unknown since he paid for it and I just sat back and ate my way through a mound of crab, lobster, shrimp, oysters and mussels.)

Overall, a very nice day.

8 Responses to “There it goes again.....”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hehe, cute entry. Sounded like fun, especially the seafood.

  2. homebody Says:

    Lovely day....

  3. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like a wonderful enjoyable way to celebrate the lightness of being that is you You YOU!!! Big Grin

  4. KellyB Says:

    Sounds like a WONDERFUL day! Just the right mix of frugal, fun, educational, and aplurging! Good for you and Happy Birthday!

  5. KellyB Says:

    oops, meant splurging

  6. JanH Says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had an awesome day!

  7. miclason Says:

    Happy B-day!

  8. boomeyers Says:

    Wow! What a lovely day! Happy Birthday a day late!

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