Well, happy Easter in a couple of days anyways! Figured I might as well wish you a joyful one before the festivities start :)
It’ll definitely be a joyful one over in the Money household now that I’ll be able to drink beer again! WOO-HOO!!!! Almost lasted 40 days without alcohol, and unlike other habits I’ve given up over the years, this one just gets harder each day, haha… I probably sound like an alcoholic sharing that, but it’s the dang truth! I miss my nightly beer! It’s good for your heart, you know? ;)
On the other hand, I’ve saved at least $50-$100 taking on this mission so far. $50 just from the beer I drink at home, and another $50 or so from going to my first happy hour not being able to drink anything, haha… THAT was rough. Although I must say it was nice having time slow down for once and actually remembering everything! :) That’s the worst part of bars/parties/clubs/etc – you have so much fun and so many drinks that it all just whizzes by and the night’s over before you know it. Cuz of course happy hour should REALLY be called happy hourS – it’s never just one!
So yeah, I’ll be one happy – and slightly buzzed – camper come Easter. I’m sure my tolerance has gone down being old and all too, making it even more interesting for those around me ;)
What will you all be doing for Easter this weekend? Visiting family or friends or just life as usual? I know not everyone celebrates it, of course, but hopefully you’ll have fun whatever it is you’re getting into this weekend… Here’s a list of stuff we’ll be doing (outside of drinking):
- Easter egg hunt! Been a tradition for at least 30 years now and it doesn’t stop with or without kids ;) (Though now we’re okay in that department since our family is growing by the years)
- Easter basket exchange. Moreso now for the kids and ‘couples’, but my mom still loves giving us little goodies and we still enjoy eating them. And all the siblings put stuff together for a nice one for our mother as well – it’s kinda nice.
- FOOD FOOD FOOD!!! Lots of tasty homemade food courtesy of my parents at their home.
- Lots of quality time together. Doesn’t matter if we’re just watching movies, or playing games, or even taking out the dogs on a walk – it’s nice to just spend some time with family and forget about work/problems/etc for a while.
Lots of traditions still being kept in our household :) And I hope to do the same as little Money and his future brothers/sisters come along too (we’re having at least 7, did I tell you that? Don’t tell the wife!).
Anywho. Happy Easter or whatever else you’ll be celebrating this weekend :) May God bless you and our family and even all that money you’re saving up in those accounts! We’re all super fortunate to be here right now, and it’s always good to stop and be thankful for things when we can… like having awesome blog readers such as yourself ;) Be safe, my friends!
PS: How did you guys do on your Lental giving ups this year?
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Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!