sunday night we decided to head to the beach. with 90 degree days the norm, and a week full of them to come, it was great to watch the fog roll in over the ocean – along with the cold breeze. we stopped for some food and an ice cream cone (even though we could see our breath in the air!) and caught the sunset. it was a great night, making our long weekend even better.
i have also made the decision to start a 2-month flagrant spending freeze in preparation for our holiday travel plans. although i would say we live simply, i don’t often hesitate at a new pair of shoes, or a new sweater, or a new piece of art, when perhaps i should. SO, in an effort to set aside a little more money for southwestern fun, i will go 4 paychecks spending only on essentials: food (to be eaten at home) and bills. i think that we can do it, although i will allow myself to do holiday shopping/crafting if the opportunity arises. we’ll see how it goes!