Our nanny was thankfully able to work Wednesday, Thursday, and (most likely) today, and while she will be out for 1-2 weeks soon, we have a better backup plan in place (the other semi-retired nanny that I previously mentioned is available and we’ve worked with her before).
Josh and I are definitely still staying home this weekend, but we managed to recover our hotel costs, rental car costs (minus $50), and the plane ticket situation was better than I thought: we had spent about $1100, and will get about ~$700 back in vouchers to use within the next year. The $200 fee wasn’t per leg like I thought, it was per ticket — not too terrible. We also had concert tickets (Red Rocks!) and they are up for sale.
We have an early date night set up for Sunday night to have some much needed together time sans kids, and we will be including a mini financial/life planning summit as part of this date, which is long overdue.
I’m feeling much more at peace today.
There have been some great blog posts as of late! Some links for your afternoon coffee break, late night nursing entertainment, or what have you:
The Gap Between More & Enough – The Frugal Girl
The Impact of Financial Lock-In – Simple Dollar
Relationships & Family
Interview with Belinda Luscombe on Marriage – Gretchen Rubin
Give Each Party One Night Off – Laura Vanderkam (I want to do this!)
Superficial (but thoughtful!)
Summer Travel Wardrobe – Caroline Joy (Un-Fancy) – this is the rare find of a sponsored post that I was actually very captivated by
Skincare Routine – Lagliv (who really does have gorgeous skin!)
Blogs / Social Media
Let’s Talk Like We Used To – Raptitude (PS: I like to think that this blog is still one of those old school places where I mostly blurt out whatever I’m thinking, and it seems like maybe it’s not so bad to be a dinosaur in that way!)