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NSD....Right up Until 5:00 p.m.

July 12th, 2017 at 12:26 am

So...it was a great NSD....right up until 5:30 p.m. I was in my home office wrapping up a few reports when I heard a car pull in. It was child #1. Junior in college, very hard working young lady and never asks for anything! She is a great example of "what good looks like" and mom and I couldn't be more proud of her!

Well, after a shower she popped into my office and slumped down in my recliner. She looked very tired as she is working full time as a life guard and part time as a swimming teacher. After asking what she was up to, she asked if we could just go somewhere and do something. Now, what type of Dad would I be if I didn't take her up on the opportunity to spend time (and money) together??!?!?

Let's See.....5:00 a.m. to 5:06 p.m. - Total Spend $0.00

5:30 p.m. to 7:39 p.m. - Total Spend: $93.45

$26.34 - Dinner at Applebees
$2.35 - Two donuts from Dunkin Donuts
$33.59 - Full Tank of Gas
$31.17 - The Goodwill Store

The way I look at it is for $59.86, I had some dinner and a little desert with my daughter, picked up about four movies and six books for me, two for her and a box of Hot Tamales...remember those...like the old fire balls but chewy!

It's really hard to control my disappointment in frivolous spending (and all the red boxes on my daily spend excel spreadsheet) but as I keep telling myself, I can't turn away from some of the little luxuries in life all the time.

3 Responses to “NSD....Right up Until 5:00 p.m.”

  1. Carol Says:

    Spending time and having dinner with daughter is important. Donuts ...maybe not so much.( but that's me...)

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I think you made the right choices. All in all, not an expensive date.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It sounds like a lovely way to reward your daughter for being good and working hard Smile.

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