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Enjoying Day Off

February 15th, 2016 at 07:27 am

I'm glad I took Saturday "off" - ended up sleeping a good portion of it (partially because my Internet went on the fritz, so sleep sounded good.) Smile

I did go to Walmart Saturday night and picked up $40 in groceries and a gift for Mr FT. I have about $15 left in groceries for the month, but that should be fine as long as I stick to just the bare basics. Smile No Trader Joe's for me this month though.

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Sunday was a long and busy day. I started out by getting to S's house at 10 a.m. to help make the food for the Valentine's Ladies Tea. Another lady showed up to help also thankfully. Between the three of us, we were able to get out the door by 1:15 p.m. One of the things I did was make egg salad sandwiches, cut the crusts off, then cut in 1/3rds. Enough for 60 people.

Then we raced over to the place where the Tea was being held. Raced around getting things set up and adding a few last minute appetizers.

The tea itself took about two hours. Afterwards I helped clean up (and got to take home leftovers!)

I got home about 5 p.m.

About 6:10 Mr FT showed up with this:

He had a box of breadsticks thrown in for free because they'd forgotten to print our ticket, and so our order was late.

After we finished eating, we worked on the home loan application. Big Grin Submitted about 9 p.m. Yikes!!!

Mr FT left about midnight.

Long day. Soo glad for today being off.

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I've got a spaghetti squash, butternut squash and 7 sweet potatoes in the oven right now. Later I'm going to cook up a big pot of quinoa and veggies (broccoli and carrots.) Using up stuff in my fridge before it goes bad - plus lots of pre prepared lunches/dinners for the next few weeks.

I'm going to be making my new invitations today. Hope to get them out in the mail tomorrow.

Later today I am meeting with the potential photographer.

Oh, almost forgot! I found someone to do the video for $35!! DVD and highlights!
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Cashed out PerkTV for a $25 Amazon Gift Card (should be here Wednesday.)

I will probably need to get some more gas today.

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Mr FT and I are continuing budget negotiations. Figuring out just how we're going to merge our finances and make a budget work for two different styles (more regimented and more go with the flow.) We're figuring it out. Smile

Cars and "toys" are going to be our own responsibility. (Toys = boat, large screen tv for Mr FT; home gym equipment for me.) Cable is in discussion ... (I have no use for it, but Mr FT misses it a lot (football) and doesn't buy that I won't ever watch something with it.)

6 Responses to “Enjoying Day Off”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Sounds like a pretty busy "day off"!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Man, that pizza looks good!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck getting those budget negotiations figured out! They will change over time I expect. Smile

  4. snafu Says:

    That sounds like a lot of work for a 'day off.'
    Cable: What long term details affect FT's current contract? Is there likely a better, more targeted, less expensive service provider? Is he willing to track daily usage? Is the cost for entertainment per day excessive? If it's mostly the sports package, would it be less costly and more fun to watch games at a pub/tavern with lots of people to likewise cheer [plus cost for beer]?

  5. My English Castle Says:

    love the pizza! You're so busy with all your fun plans!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    mjrube - Yep Smile It sure has been so far.

    MM - It was good! Smile
    CCF - Thanks Smile You're probably right.

    Snafu - Mr FT isn't under contract for cable. He's been without it pretty much since I moved out here and kind of convinced him to give it up. He mainly is missing getting to see the local university's football games and the Superbowl, so a basic cable package would be enough for him. He wouldn't go to a pub/bar to watch a game or to drink (doesn't drink.)

    MEC - Thanks Smile

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