Thursday, October 28, 2010

Small Successes

I made it to a softball game this season for our exchange student. Of course, she didn't actually play in the game (she's on the JV team, and it was the Varsity game at the state championships...but that meant we had to drive 3 hours one way to see it!) and they ended up losing in the first round, but I guess the good news is that they ended up losing to the new state champions. I also got a chance to catch up with a college friend for a few hours before heading home.

Our CCD program's All Saints Festival was last night, and we got it all ready and all cleaned up, and it ran smoothly. We ended up having St. Cecilia's musical chairs (which I was in charge of...who knew that my 3rd and 4th grade class would enjoy musical chairs so much?), Fishing with St. Peter (which I can't find the link for, but basically, the kids threw a fishing pole over a blue sheet and a piece of candy and a holy card were clipped on), St. Therese's Little Flower Toss, and St. Anthony's Lost and Found. We also had a Saints Parade for those who dressed up, and had popcorn and clear koolaid (SO cool! Totally clear, but tasted like cherry koolaid, and no pink stains on all the tables!) for snacks, and prizes for those who dressed up and played all four games.

Hubby and I discussed budget stuff for the first time since we moved into this house (the transition to farming and the redecorating of this house have not been good on the budget), and we decided to move away from a cash budget (which I have been kinda sorta doing this year) to using the debit card for everything, so that we can keep track of where money is being spent. It's a little harder budgeting with a debit card (it is easier to go over the amount than with cash), but doing the cash thing with no real budget wasn't really helping now it is just a matter of getting all spending under control, and sticking to the amounts we have planned out.

More small successes at Faith and Family LIVE!


Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Your festival sounds like FUN! Who knew there was clear Kool-Aid!

JJ's Mom said...

Discussing budget is always a success! We, too, use the debit card so we know where our money is going - but boy! it can be tough!