Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fun in the Sun....and Snow

Sunday, family day here in our frugal home.  A husband home from work, the other six days he is usually working on circuits and the like.  The AM was given over to our son, building a prized Lego set he bought with his own money.  My husband looked on, offering help here and there, but it was largely Rooster's project.  While they built, my daughter and I headed out for errands.  Two holiday returns and a stop at the local grocery to prepare for a week of breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

All four gathered around the table for a meal made from leftovers; Mac and Cheese for the kids, turkey, veggie and noodle soup for the parents, and fresh pumpkin bread for all.  Once the dishes were cleaned and a load of laundry started, we headed to our back yard.  Compost was added to the frozen heap, bird feed added to the feeder and our sled located.  Relishing the heat wave, I think it might have been close to 20 degrees, we decided to walk up to Garner Park and give the hill a whirl.

Sledding -- one fantastic and frugal way to spend time together as a family.  We live a block and a half away from a piece of winder wonderland, and look forward to many more Sunday afternoons spent speeding down a hill, giggles flying to the wind.  There were some tears and fit eruptions, signalling the time to return home.  But all in all, it was a glorious and low cost day.  How was yours?

 Tracks in the snow....view from the top of the hill.

Another of Madison's stunning public parks.  An ideal winter's day.

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