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April 3rd, 2014 at 07:58 am

Enjoying Spring Break with the kids. Bought the Brookfield Zoo membership ($125, of which $100 was my monthly gift from my gran) and spent $4.60 on theatre candy at CVS afterward. (We walked a lot longer than planned and my children didn't complain at all about being hungry).

Tuesday we went to the library and took out movies and Xbox games. Fun and frugal.

Wednesday we went to the Arboretum and walked 3 miles. Free as we were guests on my parents' membership, then they treated to Happy Hour shakes from Steak n Shake. Then my stepdad went through a whole arsenal of free camping gear we inherited from one of my husband's fraternal organization brothers. Yielded some interesting finds, though most of it is going to the Boy Scout Troop.

Today we're off to the second run movie theatre to see Sherman and Mr. Peabody. Budgeted. Weather is rainy so that works out well.

Tomorrow my mom is funding a trip to the top of the Willis Tower. We'll take the train, eat at Subway, see my brother's office.

And then there is school, which I am loving. My brain is no longer flat-lined. I am definitely being challenged with lacking some concepts familiar to third year M.Div. students. Coming from a Catholic perspective doesn't seem to matter at all. And this afternoon my professor is a very prominent Chicago pastor. Both of these are classes on Ethics, which I find fascinating, and how the lack of them can lead to spiritual abuse.

5 Responses to “Life”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Really sounds like you are having fun on a shoestring! I got some free passes to Brookfield Zoo, so I'm taking my grandkids when the weather warms up!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    Laura, which Xbox do your kids have? Just wondering because I may have some games laying around collecting dust.

  3. Miz Pat Says:

    Check on that membership you received - you can probably claim some of it on your taxes. I buy one every year for our local zoo, which is a great place to visit and just walk, and I only found out I could take it as a deduction this year.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    What an excellent time!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a good break so far. Smile

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