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Low spend week

October 1st, 2013 at 04:31 pm

I'm two days in to the low spend week. All is going as planned. Yesterday was a No Spend Day. Today, we paid DS2's preschool tuition bill, and spent about $110 on groceries. Tomorrow and Thursday should be NSDs too. Friday, I have to bring a treat to school, and because a kid in DS2's class is severely and deathly allergic to everything, we have to go to a special bakery and buy special items that cost an arm and a leg. Ugh. Oh well. If it keeps a kid alive another day, the cost is worth it right?

We donated a three big boxes to Goodwill today, so the clearing out goals are being met. Hopefully we can clear more out this week.

Tomorrow, the plan is to take the kids to play with their friends at the park, and to work in the garden until dinnertime.

I picked what will probably be close to the last round of tomatoes. Not enough to can, so I'll process and freeze them. I also picked a basket of hot peppers, which I will can raw in hot vinegar.

The season is winding down, but then not really. I still have a ton of fall cleaning up and prep work that will aid in getting next season off to a good start!

The work never ends.

The kids and I decorated for Halloween today. They love it. They even waited by the door to yell Boo at DH when he came home.

3 Responses to “Low spend week”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice beginning to your low spend week! May it continue to go as planned.

  2. EarlyRetirementJoy Says:

    Can you make the treats instead, and simply buy one similar-type treat for the child with allergies? I can't imagine his/her parents, or the school, would expect every parent to buy all their treats at a specialty bakery the entire term.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    No, I can't. The room is under strict lock down. The kid apparently can die from just contact with milk, eggs, nuts or peanuts. If my kid had milk for breakfast, touched a toy with milk on his hand, then this kid touched the toy, he could die. So yeah, they do expect the parents to buy something special. It's kind of a pain, but the alternative is this kid never gets to just go to preschool and be normal. We even have to wash hands and faces before going into the room.

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