18 April 2008

spring spring spring

Now that it's spring, things are getting busy. It was spring break this week, and gorgeous weather too (right now it's 80 degrees. Eighty degrees! In April!) so we have been spending a lot of time outdoors, going to the playground, riding bikes, taking walks, having playdates.

I've also decided to start running again. Periodically I decide that I'm going to be a runner, and I enthusiastically go running a few times and then lose interest and watch the dust accumulate on my running shoes. This time I've actually kept it up for almost a week, which I think is a new record. I'll let you know if I'm still at it once James is back in school and I have less of that needing-to-get-out-of-the-house-by-myself motivation.

We're going on a mini-vacation this weekend -- renting a house in the Finger Lakes with some friends. You see, a month or two ago Greg and I decided, after years of not really paying attention to our finances, to track our spending and work out a budget. We discovered that we have less money than we thought, and we are totally poor, so obviously the first thing to do with that newfound knowledge was to buy the most expensive video game on the planet. The next step in our financial plan is to go on a vacation which, while cheaper than most vacations, what with being off-season and splitting much of the cost with other people, is still more than we should be spending right now.

In totally unrelated news, we've recently decided to make our kids pay for college themselves. To teach them about responsibility. Build character. That sort of thing.

(Kidding. Maybe.)

So I'm spending much of today running around like a chicken with her head cut off, trying to get everything ready so that once we get to the lake, we can just relax, and play. Hope everyone else has a good weekend!


andreajacy said...

Paying for college yourself DOES build character!

*at least thats what I tell myself when I think about how in debt I am :(

But seriously, it does.

kim said...

I'm not sure how anyone would be able to afford college by the time our kids go - if it's over $40K a year now for a private school, it will certainly be in the six figures in another 15 years. We have a little money in the bank for Molly that will probably buy her a couple textbooks when she's a freshman. Fortunately, your kids are very smart and will probably be showered with scholarships. Hope your weekend is great!

Jessica said...

I don't believe I ever mentioned how funny/fun this post is!