26thFebruary

It’s FRIDAY!

And I don’t have to work tomorrow!  The extra pay from working Saturday school is nice but it sure does cut into the weekend.  Everytime I do it, it seems to consume all of Saturday and the next thing I know it’s Sunday evening and I’m getting everything ready for work the next day.

I need to work on the school newsletter this weekend.  That will probably consume a lot of Saturday but there’s a big difference between working at school and working at the kitchen table in my pajamas with a cup of coffee to keep me focused.

Seems like we don’t have any money these days.  We have enough for the things we need but it seems like I’m constantly hearing a lot more “We can’t afford it.” from DH.  I don’t like that.  Of course, we’ve taken on a lot of extra expenses with DS’s situation and the twins are at an expensive age but I’m still surprised when I want to do something and DH brings it to my attention that money is too tight.  He’s managed the money for years and he has a much better handle on expenses than I do but I’m determined to get a grip on it.  I told him I want to sit down this weekend and look at making a budget.  Don’t know how that’s going to work but I’m going to take a stab at it.

Went out to dinner with Pam and Jana last night.  I went to the wrong place and sat there for ten or fifteen minutes before I called Pam.  Seems that Zen Garden opened Zen Tea House a couple of doors down.  I walked in and said, “Wow!  This place is a lot smaller than it used to be.” 

The hostess said, “We divided it and lease out the other half to retail.” 

Okay…I told her I was meeting a couple of friends for dinner and she brought me a menu.  At least fifty kinds of tea and very little food.  A handful of sandwiches, soups and salads.  Again, I said, “You’ve really trimmed the menu.  It’s not at all like it used to be.” 

She said, “We change it all the time.  Would you like some tea while you wait for your friends?”  I looked over the tea choices and couldn’t figure out how much a pot of tea would cost since all the teas were priced by the ounce.  I said, “Can I just get a pot of green tea?  Nothing special, just regular green tea?”  She said, “Would you like Jasmine?”  I know that one…inexpensive and fairly common. 

She went over to the counter and measured out a spoonful of tea into a filter paper, twisted the paper and tied it off and dropped it into a teeny little tea pot.  I sipped on my tea until I called Pam and then told the hostess I was in the wrong place.  She said she thought I might be but Zen Garden restaurant was just two doors down.  Well, Hell!  If you thought I was in the wrong place, why didn’t you mention it?  Anyway, she rang up my tea…$8.49 with tax and I paid her and asked he to give me the rest of it in a cup.  At that price, I’m taking it with me.

It was good to see the girls.  Pam has lost 49 pounds since her surgery and is lovin every minute of it.  I hadn’t seen Jana in ages and it was great to spend time with both of them.  We never seem to find the time to get together like we used to.

I’ve got to get ready for work.  It’s Friday and that means jeans.  Have a good one, Chickies!

3 Comments

Joy says 27th February @ 6:46

I am so glad that you had a good time. You needed some girl time.
WOW! That is really expensive tea!
I know what you mean about “the” expensive age for boys. My eldest two are 20 and 17 and boy oh boy just the food bill alone kills us! LOL
Have a nice weekend.

brseay says 27th February @ 9:46

At $8.49 you should have been able to take the whole teapot with you!

Enjoy the weekend :)

canadianchunky says 27th February @ 14:11

Wow! Must have been REALLY good tea! I agree, they should throw in a pot with that!

Shari


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