Saving money on a Writing Retreat: Day one

Oct 17, 2012

On the first full day at 9:30 we went in search of coffee. After 45 minutes and lots of dead birds we found the starbucks. I spent my first five dollars in Hyannis. We then went to the trader joe’s. I spent ten more dollars. It was then that we entered the mystical void that is the Christmas tree store. It was like a dollar general only better. Much, much better. I thought I could make it out of the store without spending anymore money when I saw them. They taunted me with their magical glowing magic. I walked out of the store with six dollar glow sticks.

I don’t have an optimistic veiw of my money this month.

-Sophie (Writing Retreat 2012 student)


  1. Comment by Mindy Haworth

    Mindy Haworth Oct 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Love you! Try to avoid the sparkly things that want to separate you from your money <3

  2. Comment by Nina

    Nina Oct 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Haha! Smofie… resist the urge… or, ask John to send more money :) Love you!!

  3. Comment by Howard Jacobson

    Howard Jacobson Oct 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Lots of dead birds? Could you elaborate?

  4. Comment by judy palmer

    judy palmer Oct 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Sophie, loved your description of your first day…what did you buy in Hyannis Port? Did you go to the candle shop? How exciting for you to have this great experience…looks like you are on your way to becoming a budding writer! Love, Grandma Judy p.s. oops, I just realized that the first $5 was at starbucks!

    • Comment by Sophie

      Sophie Oct 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Mostly, food. I haven’t bought anything but food and some glow sticks XD

  5. Comment by howiff

    howiff Oct 19, 2012 at 3:58 am

    oi dingus, there are several people here who seem to think yo daddy has several of the readys hanging around in case you run out. Nothing could be further from the truth. While it is wonderful to see that you are having a marvellous time in kennedyville, crepes souzette, gourmet coffee, and nick nacks do not float my boat as per the cash reserves. You need to create something more creative and fictional in order to unpurse my purse strings. Donations to your favoritive masachusetts presidential candidate. Low interest loans to budding entrepeneurs with collateral. Trips to visit the Call me Ishmael Home for Retired Harpoonists. These excuses will much more likely elicit feelings of symapthy and bonhommie and cash. Work it girl.

  6. Comment by Sophie

    Sophie Oct 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Love you too daddy

    • Comment by Sophie

      Sophie Oct 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

      Also, mom said my own money would be sent from my savings and sent to my checking

    • Comment by Mindy Haworth

      Mindy Haworth Oct 20, 2012 at 4:43 am

      You know dad is just trying to be clever :-)
      I got your back <3

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