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December 29th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Yeesh--a busy 10 days since last I checked in. Christmas was super busy--driving to Minneapolis, a hotel stay, two days of family, brunch with friends, another day spent mostly driving home. We had one quiet day home now both DD and DH are down with my brother's Christmas cold. Since then I've been make juice drinks, soup, and trying to avoid getting sick myself. I ran out to the library for books and movies, for groceries, and to pay the property taxes. I finished my grading and have spent lots of time sorting, clearing, and doing laundry. Here are my lessons from the holiday. Make dinners ahead and freeze them. Next fall will be a make one/ freeze one marathon. Buy as much as possible in one go. I honestly bought 80 percent of my gifts--very happily--at Marshall's. Third lesson--my DH's anxiety issues make it difficult for us to stay in a single hotel room. When he can't sleep, we are all miserable. I think I'd like to spend next Christmas in London with the Brit family. We'll get an airbnb and relax. Christmas has become a hassle for us, and I want it to be peaceful and wonderful.

In other family news my sweetest nephew is moving from Minneapolis to a huge fancy job outside of Oakland. We'll miss them--but what a cool job with so many opportunities for both him and his wife.

Hoping everyone recovers quickly. I need to take some stock of what's in the house to prepare for our Uber-frugal month I'm looking forward to it!

4 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. laura Says:

    Enjoy your vacation-time off! Hopefully you don't have to start too much sooner than M! And that the family is feeling better soon! Here's to trying to maintain your health!
    Happy New Year!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome back! I feel like I haven't posted in forever either, but I'm starting to compile my year-end numbers so will have a bunch of updates soon. Also some family drama to vent about, but she's still here so I feel like I need to wait and get the full picture of the visit! Big Grin

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sorry your DH and DD caught a cold - my DH has too. Hope neither of us get it!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope everyone is on the mend and feeling better!

    Good plan on those freezer meals!

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