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Balancing Act

November 30th, 2015 at 11:27 am

I've been trying to balance minimal household chores, cooking, and family time with the mountain of grading that is staring at me. Despite some frustrations, it's going pretty well.

We spent some time over the holiday discussing whether we could afford French camp for DD again this year. Those numbers and our weakening water heater has brought on another round of belt tightening. Oh, and there's the plane tickets to the UK for my father-in law's 90th. I've reset the frugal daily spending, making an impromptu dinner at home after Saturday's post-holiday driving, parked in the free zone enabling a long walk to class today, and brought my own coffee. If I can make that work for the next few weeks, we'll call the water heater fund started. Maybe Swagbucks can kick in $100.

It's all about the balance.

5 Responses to “Balancing Act”

  1. laura Says:


    waving *hello* to you from the swinging pendulum. I crave balances, and unfortunately I feel like its always one extreme or the other.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I predict it may be temporary, laura. But I'm ever hopeful.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry to hear about the water heater! Balance is always the goal and something I work on as well. Smile

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    The fact that both of you deem important that your daughter speaks another language makes my heart really happy!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Here's pushing SBs your way ... Smile
    If you haven't done a Spotify trial - there is a deal 300 SBs for a 3 month trial at $.99. Makes about $2.

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