Husband was traveling for 4 days so I was in charge of the kids and all meals. Though I will not win any James Beard Awards, other than 1 lunch out for burritos, and a Sunday dinner at the in-laws I did manage to provide 3 meals a day plus pack their lunches for school. I basically made a big breakfast (homemade pancakes, bacon, strawberries, homestyle potatoes, oatmeal) to fill them up, some kind of sandwich and fruit for lunch, and doing the semi-homeade deal for dinner (ramen noodle with vegetables, quesadillas, yes a frozen pizza one night) plus snacks like carrots, popcorn, yogurt with honey, etc. With planning it would have been better, but even so it wasn't terrible.
Husband back. As of Friday, I am sending in the last payment for the couch fund, so the couch+ ottoman will be officially paid off
! I know, I should wait until the last minute in September to glean that extra $2 in interest from our savings account, but at this point, rather have it crossed off!
Tomorrow will spend some money on belated anniversary/b-day night out.
Next weekend will be challenging, because we will be going to Charleston for 2 nights. We are staying in a hotel room, so other than left overs, will not really be eating cheaply. There is a plethora of restaurants, and both my father (who we will be visiting) my husband and I love to try new places. I'm thinking of maybe one nice place and the rest more reasonable places, so we'll see.