Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up

Hubby has a week of holidays from work this week, and we have been oh so very busy with life. Monday was Family Day here in Ontario, and we spent it staying in, and playing with our kids before Gail Club meeting. It was a very good day.

Tuesday was spent getting some things done prior to us going out of town on Wednesday. I had some business to attend to, and for the most part everything went off without a hitch.

Wednesday we left town. I'll confess that we went to a casino for our 'mini-holiday'. But before you verbally kick my butt, please know that we are far from being addicted gamblers, and after this specific trip, we definitely know how to get our entertainment on a budget. We got a free overnight stay in a room with a king sized bed. We also managed to get to spend only $60 for 3 meals because of comps. Our spending went over our budgeted amount of $250 by about $100, but it was definitely worth it. We spent time together doing things we enjoy doing, and that was what is most important to us.

Thursday, we headed back toward home, and spent very little money that day. Hubby cleaned out the car because there was something very smelly in there. I spent a fair amount of time on the phone with business calls. It was a lovely drive back to our city during which we did a good-ish amount of talking about stuff.

Friday was back to reality. I am looking after a business for a colleague, and was taking care of some tasks for him. It was a busy day with phone calls, meetings, and some driving. The good news is that I will have earned some extra money this week to make up for the overspending on Wednesday.

Hubby's bank completely screwed up with a transfer that was supposed to take money from his TD account and put it into my CIBC account. Instead, they took the said amount out of my account and deposited it into his. Not quite what we asked for. Which doesn't surprise me, as I am really not fond of TD because of their shenanigans.

Tonight Hubby and I are going out to play Bingo, something we both enjoy, but have not yet done in the years we have been together. DD1 is coming over to watch her little brother so we can go. It will cost us some money, but nothing extravagant, and we will have a chance to win some back. I know it isn't likely, but we'll only be spending about what we would spend if we went out for dinner and a movie.

Tomorrow, we are planning on laying low, getting lots of rest and general cleaning up around the house. Why do holiday weeks tend to go faster than regular work weeks?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think it's some law of physics or something - holidays zip by because you're doing something different. But sounds like a great week of togetherness:)