Oh happy day...
Last night, while watching a movie, I decided that I was going to start going through this MASSIVE pile that i have downstairs. One thing in that pile (yes, the only part of it that I got to!) was a small box of "stuff" from my mom's house - one of those, "Here - you forgot this stuff" boxes. I found some pictures (and stuck some of them on friends' myspaces!) and some other random stuff. then I found my coin "box" - a plasticy thing that held my change for the past few years. I only really used it when I had random change in my room that needed to go somewhere.
Well, I counted it last night, figuring that I'd use whatever I found on my vacation at the end of the month. Spending money, baby! I counted $29.11!! WOO! and SEVERAL dollars of that were PENNIES! Who says pennies aren't worth anything! :)
Unfortunately, I use all my change these days... pop/vending machines, a quick stop for a diet coke on the road... but I think I need to start cleaning my purse once a week or something - like, every Saturday... if there's anything in there, it goes into a jar. I can use that jar to buy a Christmas decoration! (Speaking of... I almost bought a Christmas present yesterday, AND a baby shower present for a baby shower that won't happen for a long time! oooooh... I should start looking for stuff for that anyway... I'm going to have 3 showers pretty soon... Congrats to Jaime, Sara, and Ashley!)