Later this summer I am meeting up with a dear college friend, the sister I never had. We are headed to St. Paul for three days and two nights. She is flying in from DC, I'll drive up from Madison. Since she is paying for air fare, I am covering the lodging. While brainstorming ideas for my trip I posted a query on Facebook and everyone wrote back about frugal ideas. To which I clarified, I am taking time off from hands on parenting as well as from frugality. Enjoyment is more important than saving money, if just for this one weekend. Now please don't stop reading, it is not as though I've booked a suite at the Ritz (do they have a Ritz in St. Paul?). I am too frugal to simply go nuts, but am wise enough to know that saving some money is not as important as saving my sanity.
And that is the upside of being frugal. If you spend 362 days of the year being frugal, you can take a few off. Get what you want. Indulge. Make life a tad bit easier. And that is one of the reasons why I love living frugally.
Oh, and if you have suggestions for St. Paul this summer, please leave a comment!
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