Usually when Mr. Ripples is off for the weekend, we do a lot. Not this weekend. I haven't left the house since I went to the grocery store after dinner Friday evening. I took long naps with Little Ripples both days and stayed up late watching Walking Dead with Mr. Ripples each night. I read 2 books and rode about 3 hours on my stationary bike.
On Saturday we skipped bowling league because everyone was still asleep and its such a rare occurrence for the girls to sleep in I figured I wasn't about to wake them up. Big Ripples had a play date with a friend Saturday afternoon. I got out the art supply box and let them go to town painting. It's a rare occurrence since it usually ends up in a big mess.
Mr. Ripples took Little Ripples to Chuck E. Cheese to get her out of the house some on Saturday. I donated $5 of my personal money for Little Ripples to play games. And then on Sunday, he took Big Ripples to a movie using 2 free passes he had.
I did some Christmas Shopping online. Kmart's website is annoying. I had a coupon code that I got in the mail and a few I found online and I couldn't get any to work. But seeing as I spent about 2 hours shopping on their site, I purchased everything anyways. I'll get free shipping and most of the things I bought were on sale anyways, plus I used ebates. I realized the movie I purchased for Mr. Ripples, I already bought a few weeks ago at Best Buy. I'll have to try to cancel it or return it when it gets here. It's a pre-order so I won't be receiving either one for a few weeks yet.
I'm done shopping for Mr. Ripple's and Big Ripples. I actually came in under budget for both, $5 for Big Ripples and $40 under budget for Mr. Ripples. Now the challenge is not to buy anything else for them so I can stay under budget. I just have to get Little Ripples to decide what she wants from Santa and then I'll be done with her as well. I have almost $60 left set aside for her gift so I figure I'll be under budget there too.
Our computer has been acting up so I'll need to do some clean up and run a virus check. And I plan on working on our 2014 budget some tonight before more Walking Dead.
I hope everybody had a great weekend!