Slow Down Saturday

Santa Fe Cactus

Santa Fe Cactus, 2013

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.

7 thoughts on “Slow Down Saturday

  1. Eva @ Girl Counting Pennies

    Happy Saturday! I was taking it easy today too, catching up on my reading of PF blogs and eating non-stop, hehe! I haven’t been very enthusiastic about cooking this week either (must be something in the air) and ended up buying lunch from the grocery store two times last week. It’s time to get serious again next week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😛

  2. Liz @ Economies of Kale

    I like the idea of recharging your batteries 🙂 I was away this weekend at a blogging conference and it was so relaxing being away from home and not having a huge list of things to feel guilty about not doing at home. I need to work on letting go at home and relaxing 🙂

    That search is too funny – I had someone recently come to my blog by searching for “Can I hang myself on my wardrobe”, which is a bit of a worry!

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      Oh my goodness, that is really sad!
      I look forward to hearing more about your blogging conference.
      I know what you mean about letting go at home. I find that hard too. Tonight I plan to have all chores related to Monday school/work done by 7:30pm so I can just relax before we start back into the busy-ness.


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