Like so many others have said, it amazes me how fast the years have gone and now that I'm getting older, it really has hit me how fast the time has flown. We can't go back, though there are times I might want to have done a "do over" but unfortunately we don't get that opportunity. So forward march on to how many days I may have left (and I'm not morbid, its just a reality).
I have to say one of the advantages of turning 60 is being eligible for some senior discounts. Some start as early as 55, some at 60, some at 62 and others at 65 depending on where we are at like movie theaters, museums, etc. I used to tease hubby when I was still in my 50s and he was in his early 60s when we would go to the movies and he would be a "senior" and I was still an "adult." I loved buying the tickets. I would order one senior and one adult and then of course I would have to say the senior was for him. However, when we went to the movies shortly after my birthday, to my delight I now qualified for the same senior discount. Heck, a dollar saved is a dollar earned, right?
The best senior discount I have found so far is at Goodwill. I wasn't much of a Goodwill shopper until recently. Nothing wrong with shopping there, but I just hadn't taken the time to do so. However, with the wee one (who really isn't so wee anymore, must think of a new nickname for him), I've been trying to buy books for him. The heavy board type books for children his age are downright expensive at places like Target and Wal-Mart ranging upwards from $6.99 to $8.99 if not more. Wanting a variety for him both at his home and when he is over with us, I didn't want to spend a small fortune especially because I wanted to keep adding to what he had. I'm a proponent of you can never have too many books. Our Goodwill offers children's books usually for $1.49. However on Tuesdays (and luckily I'm off on Tuesdays) they offer a 25% discount on all merchandise for seniors 55 years and older. You betcha I collect that discount when I'm checking out. I usually hit Goodwill about once a month and get on average about 10-12 books at a time so it is reasonable what I spend then I divide the books between the two houses. I should do a post on some of his favorite books.
I thought about getting a jar and putting in the money we have saved over the time with senior discounts, etc., or at least keep a running total of it somehow. It could be interesting to see over a period of time how much is saved.
Thanks for the welcome backs. Sorry for the initial problem with commenting. When I wasn't blogging, I made my blog private and changed the settings for comments so I wouldn't get spammed. I forgot to change the settings back after I made the blog private again and started blogging again. Everything hopefully is up and working now (fingers crossed).