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Celebrating Early

April 11th, 2014 at 06:08 am

Our 18th wedding anniversary is tomorrow. But my husband has to work for the Army. Boo. And this sure isn't the first time the Army has been in the way of celebrating on our day. I convinced him to take the today off so we could spend time together! I think we might use a $25 Olive Garden gift card we received last summer to have lunch out together, if he is up for that.

I'm not sure I will get any decluttering done, but if I do I will report it sometime tomorrow. My post about yesterday's decluttering is up on Your Organized Friend. I introduced my donate bin on the blog, too.

Our gift cards from Southwest Rapids Rewards are arriving today. I was notified to expect the package by the shipper. I made our final payment including the $69 annual fee. Once I have the cards and the payment clears I will ask for cancellation by secure message online and at the same time inquire about a refund of the annual fee. I expect they will cancel and grant the refund, which will take a few days to be applied. Once it shows the return of the refund, I can request a check to be cut. That is how it has worked in the past, so I don't expect this time to be different.

Do you celebrate events early, late, or just skip if you cannot celebrate on the actual date? Do you have a donate bin in your home?

5 Responses to “Celebrating Early”

  1. wife of the deacon Says:


    Happy (early) anniversary! 18 years is nothing to sneeze at. Hope you enjoy your time together at Olive Garden.

    Our celebrations don't always fall on the day of, but special things should always be commemorated.

    I like the idea of a donate bin!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Enjoy Olive Garden!

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    Happy Anniversary (tomorrow)!

    We always acknowledge the real date, but we celebrate whenever we have time (or money).

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy anniversary!

  5. snafu Says:

    Happy Anniversary, hope DH is in the mood for Olive Garden. Like you we rarely celebrate events on the specific day, we're usually celebrating after the fact. One year between family, visitors and a work event, I managed to stretch birthday celebrations for close to a month lol.

    I bought a giant IKEA blue bag when featured on their Wednesday sale $ 1. to use for donations. It's convenient on the floor of DH's closet. We follow the 'new item in, old item out' protocol and really like the outcome. Items that no longer fit or flatter get donated as pre-worn clothes don't sell well here. We've stopped berating ourselves if we make a ...'what was I thinking' mistake. DH is our clotheshorse, very persnickety about his apparel but often reluctant to return an item - won't let me take it back.

    It bothered me that most people wear only 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. I found that by organizing the closets with upper rod for shirts/blouses and lower bar for slacks/skirts even teenage DSs were expanding top picks.

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