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The Coming Week

February 12th, 2017 at 11:13 am

Every Sunday (always before noon, because you can't sell alcohol in our state until noon, so the stores are quieter), I do my grocery shopping and get gas (even if the tank is not empty so I start the week with a full tank). I really don't spend anything during the week. Weekends are my spend time.

So, I need to get up and get going, but I'm lazing around with my laptop.

The meal plan this week is:
S - tortilla espanola with chipotle mayo and salad
M - soccer practice night - risotto with peas and sundried tomatoes
T - game night - crockpot roast chicken, rice, broccoli
W - game - freezer with salad
T - game - fishburgers, chips, roasted brussels sprouts
F - soccer practice night - socca with courgettes and red onion

Our food budget is my best way to save money... most of our other costs are pretty fixed.

Yesterday, F's basketball team got together at her friend K's house to play 3 v 3 and just have fun. F wants to shoot 500 (!!!!) left-handed layups today. She can do that at our hoop at home or we can go to the park if she wants to get out. (The coach has said that F is definitively a left-handed player; there was some confusion, and there has been in every sport she's played).

Tomorrow I have to drive down to Edgewood (1.25 hrs away which for here is FAR)... but it's for a new project, so YAY!

We're going to owe money for our taxes which makes me sort of grumpy. I need to just finish up the taxes, though, so I can stop thinking about it. And I still have to do our Fbar (disclosing our foreign bank account).

This coming week: 3 day school week... so I need to get busy!

3 Responses to “The Coming Week”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You are smart to save money on your food budget. I can understand why you shop and fill up your gas tank on Sundays too. Good planning on your part. Since I am retired, I prefer to shop Thursday early afternoon. It usually isn't as busy and they are stocking things for the weekend. The only time it is crazy is when the first of the month falls on a Thursday.

  2. Buendia Says:

    I love the Thursday idea! When I'm retired, it'll definitely be Thursday! Meal planning really is the key, isn't it?
    PS - ran into two different friends at the store today, so that was a bonus!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    You are so correct, Buendia. Meal planning is the key. Sounds like you had a pleasant time as well since you ran into some friends...had to brighten your day anyway.

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