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Goodbye Summer!

August 12th, 2015 at 01:01 pm

Today is the last day of my summer vacation as school begins for staff tomorrow and the students return on Monday.

What a summer this has been. I can't say I've saved a ton, but what we spent was anticipated. We planned on taking two small trips and everything was paid for.

I did wind up buying more canning jars than I anticipated, but that is a mixed blessing, no? It will be nice having the food this winter and not buying as many groceries.

As an educator, it is always exciting to begin a new year, but it is also sad to think my vacation time is over. Yes, I know, that's the beauty of vacation...enjoying the time off, but returning to work.

One thing I'm not looking forward to is packing lunches again. I don't mind fixing lunches at home, I just dread packing lunches to take to work. I don't know why, it isn't difficult. I guess it is just knowing I have a limited amount of time to eat and I don't want to have to little or too much, and there are some days the pickings are slim...that's when I resort to crackers and peanut butter from the pantry. Oh, well. My eating from stuff at home saves us money so we can do all those fun things during the summer.

6 Responses to “Goodbye Summer!”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    My friend who teaches high school keeps a small dorm size fridge in his classroom with staples for lunches through the week. He only has about 28 minutes for his lunch due to scheduling so it is handy for him. Would something like that be allowed at your school?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Kiki, that is a good idea, but we are not allowed to have fridges or microwaves in our rooms since we have old wiring.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Packing my lunch is probably my least favorite thing to do too, which is why I generally leave it til nearly the last minute most mornings ... Smile Also probably why I generally eat almost exactly the same thing every day so I don't have to think too much about it. 1 cup frozen veggies, an apple or an orange, and a sandwich of some sort. Nice and easy.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    I don't mind packing lunches because I know since I control it, I'm eating healthily. I love to bring a small container of hummus and cut up veggie sticks. I even like to make healthy yet very simple beverages for my thermos, like water flavored with lime juice, fresh mint leaves and Stevia, or hibiscus iced tea with lemon.

  5. starfishy Says:

    this summer flew by. Frown good luck with the new school year! Smile

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    While you are saying goodbye to summer today I was saying goodbye to winter Smile

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