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February 16th, 2019 at 02:16 pm

DS gave me $40 yesterday to get the boys' hair cut. The actual cost with tip was $32.50. I applied the balance to lunch afterwards at one of their favorite places, a mom-and-pop frozen yogurt shop that also serves lunch. The lunch was $18 out of pocket, because, of course, we all got dessert.

Today I need to get to the gym, and I have a mystery shop to do -- free lunch.

I struck a deal with DS that he will stock the house with breakfast food and pay for hot lunches at school. I will provide dinners, which I will make at home, but may use some stuff from their fridge/freezer. I do not plan to ask for reimbursements for anything I happen to buy, because I think I am mostly well-stocked.

I'll get an activities calendar from him today. He leaves some time on Sunday.

I'm feeling a little unsettled about the murder spree in Aurora. Aurora is not particularly close to me, but I know some people who work there at the university, and it hits home. It's just so depressing that this keeps happening over and over and it seems like we can do nothing about it.

5 Responses to “Saturday”

  1. Carol Says:

    I think you made a good plan.( Especially school lunches!) I remember the last time I babysat the grands for an extended time, I felt as if I barely had time for my own shower!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It really is sad all the gun violence. I think the only way to change things is to address mental health more. To make it ok to seek help … and to not make it cost prohibitive.

  3. alliecat79 Says:

    CB, that shooting hit VERY close to home. Just saw an article that one of the casualties was on his first day for an internship and was a student at NIU. No one deserves violence, but not especially given he had no history with the company. Tragedy for sure! Just this year, I had to talk to my son about what to do in an active shooter situation as we had some crazy xenophobic activity at our local high school. When my kid texts me he's scared, I know it's real.

  4. mumof2 Says:

    I know I will probably get slammed for this on here but with all the mass shootings you have in America...a lot of Aust look and say look another it is just another day..its sad to think like this but nothing seems to change over there...We changed our gun laws and yes we still have shootings but not often and its usually family hurting family or bikie/gang shooting/stabbings...

    I'm not saying its a great way for us to think but it seems like a daily occurance over there...poor kids should be learning at school not learning how to avoid shooters etc...what a crap way to live for them...I can't imagine the kids over here living like that...I'm not saying you have to ban guns but there has to be a better way to control them and no semi or automatic weapons should be sold except to military and police...there is no need for them...thats my rant over...

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Mum, I couldn't agree more. Our gun laws are stupid and dangerous. And we are reaping the reward.

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