Today was a another Wednesday of leftovers – which looks to be a trend! I didn’t get home until 7 since I went to a union meeting, so the G-man was on his own with him and LP for dinner. After LP took a nap on the G-man (super cute!) they picked up our CSA box and then headed home for leftover lentils. As LP says, “yum, yum!”
Today we ate:
- TJ’s “cheerios” with strawberries for mom and smoothies for LP and his dad.
- Leftover Curry Rice and strawberries and grapes for mom and leftover soup for dad and LP
- Leftover lentil salad for dad and LP and a late dinner of TJ’s black bean enchiladas for mom (after a union meeting and rough traffic getting home)
During the month of June we have a bigger budget than we will in July. This is partially because I am still working, and there are costs that come with that (transportation, classroom materials, meeting co-workers for weekly Friday breakfast, etc.) So, rather than be completely limited by our “Year of Family” budget, we are simply trying to be more aware of our spending this month, and trying to cut down on “extras.”
Today we spent the following:
- $4.02 on miscellaneous items at the drug store.
- $12.00 on donations for gifts for co-workers who are leaving
- $30.00 on our CSA box. CSA stand for Community Supported Agriculture, and many local farms across the nation have this program. Simply put, we pre-paid around $700 in order to receive a box of fresh, local produce every week (from June to November) from a local farm. We get our CSA share from Enterprise Farms, which is one of the bigger farms in our area. We like their shares because there is a lot of variety, and their produce is great! Although we have prepaid for our CSA share, I put it in our budget on a monthly basis to remind us that we have spent that money on groceries already.
I haven’t been working out the way I would like (see my post last Wednesday) but I have been trying to walk more, especially with the lovely weather this week! On Saturday LP and I walked to and from Medford Square and I carried him part of the way – so that counts for weight-bearing exercises! Yesterday I made a point to walk to my midwife appointment from Harvard Square (about a mile) and also to walk the 1/2 mile from a different bus route to my house. I also have been trying to take the stairs at the train station (instead of the escalators) and I use the stairs at work often since I don’t have an elevator key. While this is not my ideal I do feel good about getting a “mini-workout” in when I can. And now that I’m done with actual teaching (we are entering finals time) I’m excited to have some time to workout again – either in the morning or at night!