Happy Weekend! Did you enjoy Mr. Saver’s LED bulb post this week, and did you guess that his educational background is in the computers & engineering field?
We finished out the week with money to put back into savings. Some will be set aside for an Amazon Subscribe and Save order that will hit in a few weeks. For information on saving money using Subscribe and Save, see these earlier posts. The rest of the money is for long-term savings.
The main reasons we spent less this week were simple meals at home and a return to work for me meant little time to get in trouble anywhere else. I have to admit, being back at work after a summer off is a harder adjustment than I remembered. It isn’t so much the process of getting out the door, making lunches, and so on, but more my own expectations about what I can accomplish at home. I have another week of simple meals planned, and I hope I can eventually get back to making more interesting meals. My family, however, would be happy to eat eggs, hot dogs, and pea soup for quite some time!
I did get away to the mall for a bit this week before picking our daughter up from school and treated myself with my birthday money to a really good nonstick pan from Sur la Table. I also was pleased to buy our daughter her Halloween costume – Athena, Goddess of Wisdom. This gal loves to dress up from any historical period. While saving money is quite a thrill for me, I try not to let my spending muscles atrophy too much, especially when I can buy something that will be really enjoyed.
We have about $100.00 in our “Family Fun Money” budget line and are trying to decide as a family whether we want to buy the game “Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries” with it. My daughter said she would like to go to Montana instead, but I’d say our fund is about $3,900 short on money for that. Any Ticket to Ride fans out there? To me, a game is always a good investment.
How was your week?