I’m enjoying a spot of quiet this afternoon with a cool breeze coming in the window, iced coffee at hand, and a view of the neighborhood boys trying out the Slip and Slide despite the 65 degree temperatures. It’s time for a big exhale as DD’s school year is finished and I have just one more day of work on Monday.
Not a lot of shopping this week, so the primary way we saved was staying home. One major expense was a speedy purchase of a swimsuit for my daughter. This weekend will be in the 80s-90s and the village pool is open. She wanted something specific (swim shorts), and it had to be functional for a church youth retreat at Lake Superior this summer. We went straight to Athleta, which I knew would not be cheap. Prior to going I jumped on their website and got a 20% off coupon by signing up for emails. I used money from her clothing budget to pay for it.
Mr. Saver knew we could eventually need a new wireless router and he had one waiting in his Amazon wishlist. He checks his list every day for price drops, and usually catches a good price that way. The router was a deal of the day and he nabbed it.
Our village has an open house this weekend — the pool is free, the village construction crews bring out the big tractors and diggers for kids to check out, and there are various sports team mascots to meet and greet. I made several dishes for the weekend so we would have meals to enjoy all weekend — tuna salad, chili, rhubarb crisp, sliced berries. Usually when I am working I don’t have the stamina to do this on a Friday, but I am glad I did so I can enjoy the weekend fun too.
We are busy getting our home into summer vacation mode! Had DD unpack her backpack and go through all of her school folders. It’s lovely to not have a backpack, folders, and clarinet sitting next to my front door!
I took some time to wash all of the ballet leos and tights and boxed them up until September. It is so helpful to have them all corralled into one place.
I took our back door “water hog” mat outside to spray it off from winter salt and mud. Washed the floor under it. I did the same at the front door.
I picked flowers at my friend’s home where I am house sitting (it’s OK with her!)
I am enjoying the e-book The Homemade Housewife by fellow blogger Kate Singh . I particularly like the way she relates her personal journey of living well on a single income. Check out her blog and see if her writing resonates with you, too.
At the Community Open House DD got to climb a real tree with the help of professional arborists and their various pulleys and ropes. The arborist standing way up in the tree said “welcome to my office!”
I’ve been on many a walk with DH and bike ride with DD this week.
How was your week?