Johnny’s been out of town for work, so Sally, the cat, and I have been holding down the fort in the OFB household. For various reasons, we’re all counting down the hours until his return. I’m ready to have a husband and to co-parent again, Sally’s ready to have the fun parent back, and our cat’s ready to be reunited with her number one cuddle partner.
In the meantime, it’s mid-August, and summer is on its way out. Vacation-wise, the summer hasn’t exactly shaped up the way we’d planned. We swore we’d take a nice, long, beachy vacation somewhere, but that didn’t happen. Instead, we’ve taken short trips to NY and DC, and we’ve had weekend getaways in Arches National Park and Vegas. So although the long vacation has eluded us, we can’t complain too much. Johnny’s busy with work, but we’re hoping things will slow down a bit in the fall and allow for some sand and sun somewhere.
We’ve written some more light-hearted articles over at DailyFinance recently, which I wanted to share:
- Dave Ramsey Totally Ruined This Guy’s Life
- 4 Things Honey Boo Boo’s Mama Could Teach You About Money
- What We Learned From Being Mystery Shoppers
We also did a really fun radio interview a couple weeks ago, which I shared on Facebook but not on here. The guy who interviewed us kept things very entertaining. If you care to listen, it starts at about 11 minutes in:
Here’s a scary confession. I’m already out of grocery money for the month of August! As of yesterday, I spent the last bit of it at Costco. I couldn’t resist the salmon and now I’m kind of regretting it! We have a decent stock of food, but probably not two week’s worth. Hopefully Sally and Johnny won’t mind a few meals of eggs and toast! It feels really great to be tracking every cent, though, even if it means we have to eat one too many pb&j’s for lunch (and possibly dinner). So food-wise, the rest of the month should be… interesting.
So that’s what’s up with us as of late. Johnny and I are trying to hustle some extra side income this month, and if we make it past a certain point, we can spend the rest on clothes. So far, our plan is failing, but we still have 12 more days to go so there is hope! And hopefully your August has been more eventful than our own. With those of you with kids starting back school, how do you handle all the back-to-school shopping madness?