Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday Night Round-Up: Week 30

This photo doesn't have much to do with anything. I just liked it. You see the older children here with stick guns playing war on a mountainside. And then there's Mr. Happy trying his darndest to be a part of the crowd.

Moving onto the topic for today: $151.38

Not including the out-to-eat lunch we did on Saturday in celebration of a good friend's birthday. These things creep up on you. I don't want to include it in my total for the week. And since this is my project, I don't have to if I don't want to.

I'm not whining. It's just that it is a mandatory expense if you're going to help celebrate the awesome life of a good man. It shouldn't be held against the amazing meal planning and budgeting I did for the week.

I liken this celebratory eating-out to school photos. These creep up on you too. Try your darndest to budget and pull in the reigns on extra spending for the month, and next thing you know, little Johnny comes home with a school picture order form. In all sincerity, are you not going to order at least one photo?

The poor child was made to sit in front of a taupe backsplash, bright lights shining in his face, was handed a comb and told to groom himself. I am not going to be the one telling him he did all of that for nothing. I'm going to order the darn thing. It might be the cheapest package available, but I'm ordering one. Not four 4x6s. Not twenty wallets. Not even two 5x7s. Just one. Grandma and Grandpa are going to be mad.

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