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Recap of the week and weekend doings

April 22nd, 2017 at 04:42 pm

The last couple of weeks have been busy! Between an extremely heavy workload, baseball games and practices, guitar lessons and just normal household stuff, it was crazy! I was able to take off work on Friday, it was heaven! I did laundry, cleaned and took a nap! And today was a lot of the same. I haven’t had two consecutive days of no outside home commitments in forever. It’s been wonderful. I’m completely caught up on household and laundry. It certainly won’t last, but it’s fun to have these few moments of bliss! Work this coming week should be a little more low-key than it’s been recently, so I’m looking forward to that.

Budget wise, we are doing well. I was able to pay the down payment for the boys’ summer camp of $410 out of the grocery/household budget. It will be close, but we will do it. The remaining summer camp costs are about $3,000, which I will save for or cash flow. We were able to pay the $410 by not eating out much and not purchasing items that can really wait. There were only a couple of take outs or lunches out this month, but no dinners out at all. When we go out to dinner, it’s a minimum $100 for the four of us because the boys eat off the regular menu…they eat a lot! So with a couple of drinks or beers, plus tip, it’s usually $100+, which is ridiculous. It just takes a great deal of planning in advance, as you all know, to avoid eating out. The challenge is getting home from a baseball game at 8:30 pm, or later, and having dinner. We’ve managed, but it takes work. Also, DH made many dinners this month that produced leftovers, with my prodding, so that really helped.

As far as working out or walking, that did not happen. My Spring allergies have been brutal, but with the additional rest, I do feel better. Baby steps. I think I can swing a Tuesday workout.

We have a baseball game tomorrow with a 10:00 am arrival, 11 am game, which usually lasts at least two hours. I bring plenty of drinks, snacks and lunch if necessary. I refuse to eat out! We will make dinner at home and plan meals for the week.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

5 Responses to “Recap of the week and weekend doings”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Eating out is expensive! I personally avoid paying for any drinks for myself. The girls often pick water, but my husband does like beer while at a restaurant. We usually skip appetizers and desserts, too. And we tend to skip less expensive restaurants in most cases.

  2. snafu Says:

    Terrific job managing both time constraints and spending to include DP for summer camp. Hope you can carve out 'me' time as it's easy to burn out when you need to enjoy summer

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on planning and saving. You are right, eating out is expensive. So many folks we know eat out every day and then mew they have no money....guess they either are oblivious to the fact or don't want to change their habits.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    I sympathize; all of March and the first half of April were the busiest period I can ever remember!

    Are the guitar lessons a new thing or have you been doing that for a while? I keep thinking I should start learning an instrument. I should do it while I'm (relatively) young and my brain and hands still nimble! Wink

  5. Bluebird Says:

    Ceejay, I should have clarified, my boys both take guitar lessons! I need to drive them there 😀 They've been taking lessons for 4+ years and have become quite good. My brain couldn't handle that. I learned to knit a few years ago, but I'm just a beginner. Some of those stitches are complicated!

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