Frugal or spendy? Your DSG buddies want to know!
Spendy spendy. The spendiest weekend since I started keeping track. I went on a trip for work, and so had a bit of fun once the working part was over. I gave such a good talk! People told me I was brilliant. I was pretty tired, though, by the time Q&A came around.
It was a good weekend spending and progress wise.
The second room is completed except for a mirror that has to be put up and an adjustment to my son's bed. I spent around $100 on paint(for the next room) and odds and ends. The next room is paint ready. Expenses planned.
You guys did good, about average for us.
Thursday we went out for dinks and dinner in the college town DH works in (I used to work there and we could never go out after work because we had to run home and let dogs out, with me not working, I can let dogs out before I leave, then go meet DH after work!)
How do you have a frugal weekend?
"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus
Norma, your shoulder sounds like it requires medical attention. Have you gotten a diagnosis? Are you going to have to do physical therapy?
I've been recovering from shoulder injuries myself for three, four months now, so I get how it constrains your activities.
Spent a lot trying to be thrifty!
I have been paying $6 - $7 for a bar of hand-crafted soap at the farmers market.
For Norma --
If you have done this sort of rehabilitation before, then the advice I'm about to offer is probably old news. The orthopedic doctor probably won't spend a whole lot of time with you unless he/she thinks you need surgery. If you get referred to a physical therapist, you'll probably want to explain that you live an active live, ride horses, do work on the farm, etc. That requires more than someone who just needs to recover from a car accident to get back to the sedentary lifestyle of an office worker.
It would be best to find a therapist who regularly works with athletes, since someone like that are usually better. This would be crucial for me, since I like to exercise. I've stopped seeing orthopedic doctors and physical therapists because they didn't treat me needs to be physically active seriously.
You may be able to find a way to minimize your visits to the therapist. Explain your insurance situation. See whether the therapist can give you a program that you can do for a while on your own at home. It would be worth it to buy the little dumbbells you may need. So rather than going ten times, you may be able to get away with three or four.
I had a relaxing, frugal weekend.
We spent $36 on groceries (including for some items we contributed to a family pot luck), and $17 on tequila and hot sauce that H's brought back from his business trip in Mexico.
We slept a lot (to catch up) and hot tubbed, and took long walks, and yesterday took a long, leisurely bike ride.
Now back to real life - lol
PB - so sorry about the aching teeth.
You read my mind!