NOW, onto my N.S.S. (No Spend September) update. Well, it's day 2 and I've already come up with a dozen ideas of fun stuff for me and Sweet Pickle to do...all of which COST MONEY! Drat. In all honesty, it's all going smooth so far, but like I said, it's only day 2. Here are just a couple examples of how I've avoided spending money in just two days:
- This morning, instead of heading to the zoo (it's a gorgeous day), we came home and played with a sticker book, painted our nails (both fingers and toes) and played the Wii together. We'll be watching a movie during quiet time and heading to the park for the afternoon as well! I make it seem like I've got a spending problem when it comes to entertaining my daughter-I don't. We stay home most days that I'm off. We do a lot of reading, watching movies, pajama days (we do this A LOT in the winter), have company over, play outside, ride bikes, water play, sidewalk chalk AND a lot of cleaning, she's pretty darn good at folding towels...the list is endless!
- I was invited to go out to eat with some old friends from high school (can't wait you guys!!!), so I was honest in saying that I'd be eating before hand, but would love to come and visit while they ate...yes, I'm going to be like an annoying toddler asking for bites, but I'm sure they'll all oblige. Kidding girls.
- I am re-scheduling my September haircut for sometime in October. My hair will be a mess by then, but again, I'm up for the challenge. Since I'm one of those women that do their hair every day and NEVER puts it in a ponytail...hehehe.
- Yesterday for the holiday off, we did some car cleaning, played outside, rode bikes, put together puzzles and flew a kite. About the kite thing, we all walked to the park, got the kite in the air and I said "let's see how high we can get it!". After it was about 18 miles in the sky, they decided they wanted a snack and went home leaving me to reel it in. Took me 21 minutes because it was so windy. But my point is, we found other fun things to do at home. As a matter of fact, we stayed home the entire weekend with the exception of dinner with family. We made our own fun, and got a lot accomplished!
Hope you all had a safe and happy weekend!!! Until next week!!!
*Side note: I'll be going to Sweet Pickles room right after publishing this to tidy up her pretties.*
**Do you taste that? It's the taste of that sweet iced chai...thank goodness I have a carton or two stored!!**