Monday Check-in

How did you do?

Monday Check-in

And how were your weekends?

Monday Check-in

And how were your weekends?

Monday Check-In

Good morning! I’m exhausted from so much sun and happiness. How are you? Was the holiday worth it, or are you kind of annoyed at the amount that flowers and chocolate set you back?

I spent more on groceries than anticipated, around $60, and also more on restaurant food, including Friday night dinner ($45 for two of us) and kale-portobello-caramelized-onion pizza tonight ($17, same). For Mother’s Day, we ended up walking several miles, buying delicious breakfast sandwiches / brunch accoutrements ($24 for three of us, plus a whopping $2 for a Diet Coke for me) and visiting two parks and one backyard. Later babygirl and I dropped in on two bars, but we didn’t spend any money.

It’s weird doing a check in as a member of a family unit! How many of these expenses are mine? To be determined. Anyway, I estimated that I’d spend about $150, and I wasn’t too far off. How did you do? And wasn’t that sunshine glorious?

Pictured: The Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet my mom sent me after I made it Tim Burton-esque. 

Monday Check-in

Good morning! I hope you all had an amazing long weekend. Let’s check in.

My pals and I packed into two cars and navigated our way through a storm on our way into the woods. We stopped at an Outback Steakhouse where we consoled ourselves with steaks, drinks, and a Bloomin’ Onion ($60). We arrived to our cabin in the woods to discover that the power had gone out due to downed power lines thanks to the storm, but made the best of it with flashlights, candles and glasses of dark and stormies. When we woke up the next day, the power was back on, and we left to have brunch in a little town ($32) before going hiking, followed by tennis and a trip to the grocery store and butcher’s shop for items to grill grilling. We ate, we danced, we played games, and went to bed late. In the morning we made coffee and bacon, egg and cheese on English muffins, and then went out to a lake to get some sun, play some volleyball and go for a swim. We grilled the last of our groceries, cleaned our cabin and headed back to the city. I spent Sunday recovering. My share of groceries, gas, and booze was $78. My estimate was $200, and I ended up spending $170.

And how were your weekends?

Monday Check-in

Good morning! What a nice weekend this was—let’s check-in.

I packed up a duffel bag headed to a friend’s to house/cat-sit for a week. Since there was a grill, I picked up some steaks, veggies and other snacks and had some friends over for dinner ($85.87), which was really nice. We grilled pineapple and peaches to eat with vanilla ice cream for dessert, listened to Motown, and sat outside. On Sunday, I spent some time doing work, talked to my father for a while on the phone, and picked up a few groceries ($21.89). My estimate was $100 and I spent 107.76.

And how were your weekends?

Photo: Mike McCune

Monday Check-in

And how were your weekends?

Monday Check-in

And how were your weekends?