I know this is cliché, but time is flying by way too fast.
Is this something that all grown ups say, or is it just parents? I can’t tell if adulthood is making time fly or if my children make me feel this way. Regardless, I feel like time is flying by way too fast.
My littlest sister, Isabel, left for college yesterday and it only made me feel worse about time. I can’t believe this goofball is moving into her freshman dorm today!
I feel like only yesterday she was a tiny little baby. I’m 12 years older than her so I’ll always feel like she is a baby. Having her head off to college makes me feel ancient. Surely she isn’t old enough for college yet. What happened to this little baby? Also, how cool were these velour overalls?
To celebrate Isabel’s big move to The University of Alabama, I took her out to dinner this week to try out some of the new menu items at Duffy’s Sports Grill. I really enjoyed Duffy’s because it’s great food at a reasonable price. We had a blast talking about college. And she tolerated all my food photography. She also taught me the importance of Snapchat and convinced me to give it a go! Find me on Snapchat, I’m eatdrinkandsave.
These lobster tacos were by far our favorites! Isabel told me she’d never even tried lobster before. I, of course, preferred the ahi tuna poke bowl. Yum!
We both really loved the seared tuna appetizer. My goodness, those soba noodles stole the show!
Seared ahi tuna was a great start to my farewell dinner with my little sister, @imcknight. I can’t believe she leaves for college tomorrow! How did she grow up so fast? I loved chatting with her about college while we ate at @duffysmvp. Y’all, their menu and drink selection is amazing. I can’t wait to go back! #tuna #ahituna #duffysmvp #hosted
As much fun as our dinner was, it was also sad because it was a goodbye. I had originally planned to drive up to Tuscaloosa with my family to help her move in, but after really thinking about it, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bring myself to drive almost 12 hours there and back in one weekend. I knew it would exhaust me and then I wouldn’t be in a good mood to deal with my own family. I ended up giving Isabel the gas and hotel money that I would have spent instead.
I usually say that time spent with family is more important than money. However, I think college is different. As much as I know Isabel would love to have me with her today, I know she will appreciate the money once school starts.
Speaking of money, here is what we spent this week:
Zen Asian $65.42 (a thank you lunch to Tom’s brother for watching our kids)
Trader Joe’s $142.18
Naples Soap Company $25.44 (I can’t wait to tell you about the shampoo and conditioner I’m using!)
On top of this, Tom made a larger than usual student loan payment this week of $800. We have about $6,000 left until he is officially finished! The goal is to finish in 2017. It would be amazing to finish before 2017!
I’ve been spending more on groceries since the Food Desert Challenge and I’m still loving it. I’m glad we are spending more on fresh, healthy food and not feeling guilty about it. It’s money well spent.
Food Waste Friday needs to make a comeback!
I took a break for a while because I wasn’t so sure my audience cared, but you know what? I care! So, I’m bringing it back. This week is an easy one because I didn’t waste a single thing! Having family around to pawn off food is great.
How did you do this week? Over budget? Under? Food Waste? Is time flying by too fast for you too?