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Living Deliberately Project – Week 25

um, he knows what he is doing.

This week in the LDP…

I filled a growler of Maple IPA and got a bottle of Victory Brown from 14th Star Brewery$10 total.

Basically that is it. Though in my defense the Maple IPA is a limited run, and was gone the day after I stopped in. Had to jump on that while I could. (Plus, it is 7% ABV so a bit of a kick.)

We are now left with $29 for the last week of the month.

Well, since we are being honest we also needed to purchased a new duvet cover for our bed. Having a dog has made keeping nice things virtually impossible, and the old one simply had to go. Since we are moving the next few weeks we decided to go ahead and wash and donate the other one, and then replace it. Hopefully we can get a long life out of the new one.

Yesterday marked the summer solstice, and the weather seems to be as fitting as ever—heat, rising humidity, gorgeous skies. Katie has been waiting for the heat to come; though I am still on the fence, since 50-70 degrees is my perfect range. But then where would the true 4 seasons be? There is something to be said for really experiencing each of them, from the cold and snow to the heat and humidity. It rounds out the year.

Hope each of you can enjoy whatever season you are in right now to its fullest.

Living Deliberately Project – Week 15

This week in the LDP saw us spending a butt load of money on necessities…but not really wanting to. We put Jon’s car into the shop to get an oil change and an inspection, and wound up having to drop almost $500 (new back struts, among other things). There was also a new work shirt, which, next to the car was a drop in the bucket.

This week, non-necessities totaled $24: dinner at Subway last Sunday (no food to bring for dinner); a lunch date out at Panera Bread; and a growler from 14th Star Brewing (can you believe there is a brewery a few blocks away from our house?!).

Now, I might not have filled the growler because the brewery is only open on the days I usually work…but I happened to have an unusual work week. So a growler of Valor Ale it was…mmmmm

This leaves us with $55 for the rest of the month.

The coming week will bring a rather large expense in the form of our CSA payment. I will wait to talk more about that later; suffice it to say that while the cost is a bit steep it is totally worth it to get fresh vegetables (and fruits) every single week. We sorely miss it and cannot wait to have it back again. We will be using a different CSA, and we will talk more about them in the coming weeks and months. Hopefully a trip to the farm can be organized as well.

Well, that is it.

Enjoy your week.

Spring is coming…

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