I cannot figure out how the days fly by so quickly! I look at the calendar and see very few appointments, and yet the week still seems to roar by in a flurry of school, writing, laundry, errands…. and before I know it, it’s the weekend again.
I skipped Frugal Friday last week– I just had to get my e-book done. It ended up being 85 pages– no wonder it took me so long. You have til Monday to grab it at the sale price of $3.49. Then, if you’re game to share about it on facebook and shoot me an email, I’ll send you a bonus pack with 5 more pages about high school transcripts. Altogether that’s 90 pages of homeschooling info for $3.49. A frugal bargain, right?
On the not frugal side last week, and also part of the reason I hardly blogged– we took a super quick 3 day trip to the beach. Only 3 of the kids could come with us, so we got by with one hotel room that we got on Priceline.com (breakfast included). We packed food too, only ate out once a day, and gas prices are good right now. We had so much fun.
It felt odd to be traveling with only three kids, but the three that could come love the beach as much as we do, so we had a blast. And sunshine….oh, the sunshine. It was 66 degrees in Newport, which is crazy-unusual. We felt so blessed. The beach is definitely my happy place. And by the pictures, you can probably tell the girls feel the same way.
So, on to THIS week!
NOT SO FRUGAL: I went and got my hair done. I added a little red this time, which I think turned out fun. Spendy, but I usually get away with doing it only 3-4 times a year, so I guess it could be worse.
FRUGAL: Found a cute J.Jill poncho/sweater at a thrift store.
NOT SO FRUGAL: It was $14, practically highway robbery in thrift store terms. But it was so cute! And comfy! Like a sweatshirt, but the teensiest bit more pulled together. And it would have been a lot spendier at J. Jill, right? (I’ve never been there, so I actually have no idea.)
FRUGAL: I found a couple birthday gifts on deep, deep clearance at Fred Meyer’s. My gift stash is practically non-existent since Christmas, so it’s nice to be building it up again.
FRUGAL: Took the girls to the library, which delighted them. Sometimes I don’t get around to it.
NOT SO FRUGAL: Got a notice after returning the books that someone damaged a book. Bah. The ups and downs of being a library patron.
So how did your week go? Successes? Fails? I want to hear it all.
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