Tomorrow I fly out with both kids to visit my sister and her husband in Chicago. They live right around the corner from Woodfield Mall; a multi-level shopping mecca. It's almost absurd to think that $81.00 will go very far with the amount of shopping to be done there. But that's what I have, and I'll enjoy every dollar of it. Shopping with my sister is an event not to be missed, whether it's $20.00 or $200.00, it's the sister time that matters.
|Ready to fly with her new suitcase.|
Yesterday, I did spring for a 5-piece chicken strip at Burger King, though. Carrick and Corey went to Flagstaff to see How to Train Your Dragon 2. I used the time of having one child in the house to do a thorough pre-trip cleaning. I didn't want to make food and dirty up the kitchen, so I took Lily with me for a quick lunch. It was worth the $6.00 to keep the kitchen clean and have someone just hand me food. All that movin' and groovin' with the house worked up my appetite.
Believe it or not, I really enjoyed cleaning the house. The thought of coming home after travelling to a clean house is its own reward. I'll gladly pay $6.00 for that.
Chicken strips at Burger King- $6.00
Balance this pay cycle- $77.00