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Boston Trip and other things

November 5th, 2015 at 06:29 am

This weekend, I'm driving up to Boston for a girls' weekend with 4 of my bridesmaids. They'll be trying on dresses and we'll be sampling the Sedona wines I brought back to see if any will work for the wedding. My maid of honor also convinced (though really it took very little prompting) me to try on a few dresses for fun. In order to ensure there is zero temptation (I genuinely love my $200 pre-owned dress), I'm leaving all credit cards at home. The dogs will be coming with me since DF is away this weekend. We'll leave DC at home, but I may reach out to my brother and see if he can check in on her because she loves people and gets lonely.

My friends are amazing. One is hosting all 4 of us plus the dogs for the weekend. I asked her if we could potentially chip in for groceries and just eat all of our meals in in order to save money. She not only responded positively, but proceeded to send me a detailed meal plan for the two days. Cheap meals, check!

After that, things will slow down (thank goodness!). We're still thinking through Thanksgiving plans, but we may actually try to bring both of our families together so that we don't have to worry about driving between his parents' place and my mom's to see both families.

Christmas will be really scaled back this year. Each of the animals will get one thing. I'm not sure about the pups, but DC is getting a laser machine. Any recommendations for one? DD2 also loves the laser, so we rarely play with the pointer anymore because she's too big and gets in the way (although it is really cute to see a 60 lb. german shepherd pouncing on a tiny dot...). We figure with the machine, we can shut DC in the bedroom and run it and she can play without interruption. I'm limiting our gifts to 5 items, and it will mostly be things we need around the house that we just haven't taken the time to replace.

4 Responses to “Boston Trip and other things”

  1. pjmama Says:

    How fun Smile I bought a pre-owned wedding dress for $160, and just loved it. Also loved the price tag. I think buying used is something brides tend to overthink - but it saves so much money! Hope you enjoy your trip!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    A machine that runs a laser pointer for a cat? Wow! I've just learned something new. I dont' get our pets gifts. We buy toys when and if they need them, but not for holidays. Last toy we bought was just $1.59 and one of the cats spent 15 minutes playing with it this morning. Have a great trip!

  3. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    PJMama, I got mine at a Brides for Breast Cancer event less than a month after getting engaged. I certainly didn't expect to find the one so soon, but when I tried it one, I immediately knew I wanted it. The price tag didn't hurt either Smile
    CCF, my boss has one for her cats. DC really loves the laser, but we can't play with her without the pups getting upset or in the way. This seems like a good solution because then she won't need us to interact with her in order to play. I have a whole bag of cat toys that someone freecycled to us, but again, it's difficult to let her play with them because DD2 will chew anything and they're small enough for her to swallow. Since our animals are our only children these days, they do get gifts. DD1 has a stocking (DD2 and DC will also get one), and he knows it's his and sits in front of it. So cute!!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think I've heard of laser machines for cats. Kari (my cat) absolutely loves playing chase the laser. Smile

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