Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Frugal Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend -- taking the form of quality time with family (my in-laws) visiting from Florida and gearing up for the 2014-15 school year.  Early in the day we took a delightful little drive to a relatives lake cabin, grilled and soaked up the lapping waves and lake breeze.  Nothing fancy, but priceless.

This evening I made a quick dash to the higher end grocery store.  Time is a precious commodity here, and I knew I could accomplish most of the week's shopping in 30 minutes.  In, out, free newspaper because I spent over a certain amount.  Groceries tucked away, a list of meals for the weeks hangs on the fridge, the discarded newspaper slated for the compost bin, and a useful coupon tacked to the bulletin board.

Enjoy the final day of this long holiday weekend.  We are sticking close to home, Tuesday brings a new phase of life.  One child at the Madison public schools another in the 4k program and a private child care center. Lots of driving to and from, with a legal practice squished in between.  Planning ahead will help minimize chaotic spending if we are stretched too thin.

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