Saturday, July 23, 2011

No Spending Weekend!!

We have no plans this weekend!  I can not tell you how happy I am about this!  This is a very rare occurance since my husband in addtion to working a regular job, with odd hours, is also a bass player in a band.  Many times when he is not playing in his own band on a Saturday night, he is running sound for another band.  Often times I go with him to do both of these things.  If the adults do not have plans, then it is very unusal that one of the kids doesn't have plans where they want a ride to and from whatever it is they want to do. This weekend, we have neither!

 Kid # 3 has expressed an wanting to go see the new Harry Potter movie.  I would really love to go see it also but for all 6 of us to go it is very expensive and I am choosing to wait to spend that money.  In a few weeks, we are all going to the Art Institute in Chicago and will be spending the night in the city.  Since we have a large family this will require us to have two hotel rooms and then there will be the expense of eating dinner on one night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second night.  Plus the fees to get into the Art Institute.  This will not be a cheap mini trip.  But it will be the last one before school starts.

 Anyway because of this trip I have decided to put off seeing Harry Potter and have a "no spend weekend" this weekend.  We have several projects we would like to get done around the house.  I also have several things left to do on my weekly-to-do-list. I would also really like to work more on my Home Management Binder.  I may take the kids to the library so they can get some movies to watch since it is still very hot here.  Perhaps I will also fill Kid # 5 little pool and we can all play in it with her or even the sprinkler.  I do have to make a run to Walmart but that is a planned expense out of my grocery budget so it will not be any extra money spent.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. The movies can be so expensive, especially if you have to buy 6 tickets! The movie theatres around here charge about $10.00 a ticket. Forget about snacks, they are just too expensive! (We always sneak in our own!)

    If your kids can wait a bit, I'm sure it will be out on DVD before school starts! :)!

  2. Hope you guys have a great weekend! Especially with as hot as it is, nothing sounds better than a nice relaxing weekend indoors where it's cool.