Although life has resumed at it's pre-vacation break neck speed we always try and walk Buddy and on our walk the other day we saw that the baby ducks had hatched while we were gone at the pond on our regular route. So bloody cute - there were about 20 of them from various Mother ducks there zipping about like crazy on the water.
Budget $575 per month (includes all cleaners, OTCs and non food items-2 adults)
April - $18.69 left from March + $575 = $593.69
Ended the month at $570.82. Under budget!
May - $22.87 left from April + $575 = $597.87
Ended the month at $574.36. Under budget again!
You would think I would have been a lot lower in May being away but due to having to restock up the fridge and freezer I was just under budget. Oh well, time to tighten the belt as July and August we have 3 sets of visitors between American cousins and kids coming to visit.
I've been busy not just with work but have managed to book our August fishing trip - last year we had so much fun we decided to make it an annual event. All monies from bottle returns, rolled change, rebates and reselling items has gone into this fund. It costs $550 for the 3 of us (Mom, Hubby and I) to go fishing for 5 hours - not including licenses or guide tip. I handed over $100 deposit yesterday and almost have the rest saved up, only about $50 to go.
We are so busy that I ordered a 2019 wall calendar for the company and we have chosen dates for our winter holiday - mid January we will be travelling to Ixtapa Mexico for 8 nights. This is one of those lie on the beach and wander around holidays, mostly R&R which we need. Europe vacations are fun but never relaxing as we always try and see too much. Although I've been to Mexico 15 times I've never been to this area so something new to see. Mostly we want to walk on the beach, eat Mexican food and get a tan. Yes, we do that sometimes :)
This holiday will be an extra inexpensive one as we are using points to get there - $350 in air taxes only and I've booked a 4 star hotel for less than $100 CAD a night on a book early special. Yes, we could make it even cheaper in an apartment but since it is just the two of us I do not wish to cook this trip. We refuse to go all inclusive so will pay as we go, food and everything is so much better that way.
Other than that life is good. My friend just hand delivered two pieces of scrumpcious home made German rhubarb raspberry crumb cake - it doesn't get much better than that!