M. Gustafson Gervasi, 2013 - UW Arboretum
Two coffees from two favorite coffee shops, both free with loyalty punch cards. A buffet lunch at a favorite Indian restaurant -- the bonus of the kids eating for FREE. Followed by a stroll in the UW Arboretum where we pointed out signs of fall and simply took in the beauty of nature. Dinner was steak and lobster, at home, from the freezer. Dessert was an apple pie my mother made and brought over. I finished the night with a short run, looking ahead to a new decade. Time was the largest gift of my day. No meetings to rush to. No school bell to scurry after. No lines or menus or excessive waste. And that to me is the upside of being frugal.
Thanks for reading, and I'm back to attempting posts at least 5 days a week. And guest posts are always welcome!