I’ll be honest, I’ve been slacking with labeling and filing my Sunday Coupon Inserts. I think this seems to happen every few months and then I get caught up. Today though I had some help, Morgan a very sweet local gal came by to help me whip my *still in boxes* office into shape. If she doesn’t know how to use coupons, she will soon! (Hi Morgan!) Do you ever fall behind on your coupon organization? Do you ever just want to quit using coupons altogether? I think that’s totally normal and exactly what our stockpile is for, so we CAN take those breaks.
Speaking of breaks, Awana. It’s our saving grace right now. Having just moved to Bend and not knowing a single person, nights out with Mr. Frugal is pretty much a thing of the past. That was until Awana at least! All 4 of our children are old enough to attend, they’re absolutely loving it and it means TWO WHOLE HOURS kid-free each Monday night for us. This my friends has been an incredible blessing to us.
So I know you’re wondering what we did tonight during our 2 hour break. Well the first 30 minutes was spent running back to our house for their forgotten Awana Bucks. You see I cleaned out their bags tonight and decided it would be wise to leave those at home so they weren’t lost. Of course tonight is the night when they could spend them to buy toys for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, so back home we went. My poor Haley was almost in tears when we arrived back at Awana. She didn’t know we were coming back with the Awana Bucks and her time at the store had already started, she thought she was going to miss out on shopping for the children we had been talking about all evening.
Then Mr. Frugal and I dart over to Starbucks (my second office) to catch up on emails and find the really good deal on this American Girl Book Set. We spent some time gathering our thoughts over a warm cup of coffee for me and hot chocolate for Mr. Frugal – he despises coffee. It’s true, crazy huh? Then from there we went up the road to Goodwill in search of laptop bag for him. You see I’ve been carting BOTH of our laptops in my bag, and well it’s a pretty purple bag and he’s not to keen on carrying it himself. Then I saw it. I had to have it. The lovely coupon rack pictured above, it’s perfectly sized and easy to use and hopefully Morgan will approve.
When we arrived back at Awana to pick up the kids, my son Tyler (5 years) began to tell me about all the items he purchased with his bucks. Then he went into a rant about the lack of deals at the Awana store and how everything seemed to be overpriced. I’m trying hard at this point not to laugh. Then he said “I spent all of my bucks even though I think I could have gotten better deals at Target, but they don’t take Awana bucks.” Aw, gotta love the little frugal kids.
So that’s a peak for you into our day today (and my uber hot date night with Mr. Frugal!). I won’t go into details about our unexpected guest this morning and our crazy mad dash to get the house in order. I won’t tell you that our kids almost missed out on a full day of school because mommy needed help washing windows and shaking rugs. Ah the life of a homeschooling work at home family is never dull.