Wowee, what a week. It’s such a blessing to be home all summer with my girl, but such a rude awakening when it is back to work and school. This was our first full week of school and work. By about Wednesday my daughter was longing for a vacation to Washington, DC. I find that when we have the urge to go on a vacation, what it usually means is: “I miss living life without so many obligations.”
We did decide that we could take some money from my checks and put it into a vacation fund that we can watch grow. This might be a good introduction to our budget process for our daughter.
Today we are taking it easy as we are under orders from Laine’s teacher to “recharge our batteries.” This is advice near and dear to my heart. The next best thing to a vacation is being home without a massive to-do list and errands all over the place.
Meanwhile, we had a good week with our budget. I wasn’t enthusiastic about cooking some of the nights this week, but having a meal plan really helps. It is important that I continue to cook most meals at home or my checks will be used up in dining out costs! I continue to monitor Quicken to make sure that my working isn’t causing a rise in grocery spending due to lack of meal planning.
On a humorous note, my most interesting google search that brought someone to my blog this week was ‘getting laid at home’. Pretty sure they didn’t get to the page they were looking for, but maybe they stumbled on a good Jamie Oliver recipe as a result.