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Quiet Day

October 9th, 2022 at 11:32 pm

MH took DL(17) to a concert last night. 

MH and I are going back and forth on Napa plans.  Was planning to do a big dinner there.  But when talking about it Friday, MH told me he was making gnocchi for dinner and butternut squash soup for dinner this weekend.  & he already made some salsa.  I told him at some point that nevermind, didn't see the point of eating out.  Next month is going to be crazy expensive (including this month's charges) and we are eating *very well* at home.  Napa is generally over-rated and over-priced.

That's pretty much where we were at, but then yesterday we discussed we should just eat there, otherwise we need to eat dinner at 4:00.  I suppose we can flip a coin later.  I am starting to think we should just pack a picnic.  This might be the middle ground that we need.

We are being just as wishy washy about the Oregon trip.  But MH was just told by someone else that the Oregon film festival was one of the best they have been to.  Ugh!  (I find this doubtful, given the logistics.)  We are talking maybe $300 for gas and hotels.  I think we will probably just go/drive.  

Oh yeah, but my coworker will be there at the same time for a wedding and told me it was the time for peak foliage/fall colors.  So I guess there's that.  Lord knows we won't have time to stop anywhere.  But we can enjoy the view along the way.

Not even going to bother to try with the electric car.  Maybe we should.  Apparently the EA chargers are all still free.  That would be quite a score, getting a free 1,100 miles.  We don't want our first big electric road trip to be on such a time crunch.  I am sure it's doable, we just don't want to bother with it. 

Edit to add:  We went to Napa and ended up eating out ($$$$).  The food was very good.  We went to a film festival; watched a documentary.  Oh yeah, MH had bought tickets but then they ended up being free.  So that was a nice surprise.  (The film maker gave us 2 tickets and MH was able to request a refund).

I had noticed that MH did a mid-week $100 grocery run.  I asked if he was going shopping today.  He said he had bought through the next week.  I suppose that we will talk to MM(19) today and get an idea about how much he is spending.  He should have 3 weeks of grocery spending behind him.  Will need to figure out how to reimburse him.  & will get an idea how much he is spending.  

I am taking a communications class at work.  I am sure it's the kind of thing that sounds terrible re: the corporate world.  But it's a very chill thing in my 5-person office.  100% optional, and can do on company time.  My boss is an excellent teacher/trainer and so that is also a lot of it.   I expect this is the only class that will interest me; he wants to start doing one or two a year.  But I don't know, will see how it goes.  I could totally see him doing a personal finance class for employees.  I don't know what else he has in mind.  

After a couple of very long weeks, I should have a breather today.  Phew!  

Butternut squash is in the crockpot and it smells divine.  

1 Responses to “Quiet Day”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    How much was the $$$ napa meal? Was it more than it had been before? Did they raise prices? I'm curious if the higher end places to eat haven't gone up as much as cheaper ones is my suspicion.

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