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Money, weight and sleepovers!

February 1st, 2009 at 02:49 am

I am sitting here next to my GS (4) watching a cartoon with him and the hub. We are having a sleep over. Popcorn, carmel apples and waffles are on his agenda of fun things to do.

Tomorrow, the hub and I are going to a superbowl party. The host and hostess are insistent that we just bring 'ourselves' but I am not comfortable showing up empty handed...but this is our first time to their house and there is going to be about 20 people there...many we do not know. What do I take??

I picked up the free bbq dinner last night that I won in a drawing. It was supposed to be a dinner for two...but we fed DD1, her hub, me and GD (3) and there were even left overs...and it was very yummy. Then, I worked on their budget with them for this next week.

Then, I headed over to DD2s house to start a budget with her and her SO. They are in much better financial it is more of a spending/savings plan for them.

Ive lost another two pounds...and things are definately fitting looser. We had a mini goal to lose 10 lbs each before a trip we are taking next weekend...and I have achieved that goal. The hub says he has too, so we are both on our way to our goals for Puerto Vallarta!!

Well, time to get back to the cartoon. Nothing like a hip-happening Saturday

5 Responses to “Money, weight and sleepovers!”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    lol - those hip happening nights at home are the best anyway Big Grin
    if you don't want to show up empty handed but you don't want to spend a lot, may i suggest one or two really yummy dips from the deli section (cost me around AU$4 or AU$2 on special) and a box of water crackers? they always go down well and you'll spend around $4-$7.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I agree with Whitestripe. Maybe a Spinach Dip with some kind of crackers - perhaps Ritz?

    Congrats on the weight loss!

  3. baselle Says:

    Take a relatively exotic beer, or a beer with a name or label that makes you laugh.

    It fits with the theme of the party, you've brought something, and if you really weren't supposed to bring something, you can cover/apologize by saying that yesterday you were at the grocery and were either curious what it tasted like (exotic) or it made you laugh so you couldn't resist (funny label).

  4. Ima saver Says:

    good going on the weight loss!!

  5. pearlieq Says:

    I understand not wanting to arrive empty-handed. Even if they don't want me to make a food contribution, I have to bring something. This is when you bring a hostess gift to thank them for inviting you.

    Good hostess gifts:

    --flowers or small plants
    --beer, wine, or spirits
    --muffins or quick bread for their breakfast the next day
    --fancy coffee or tea

    Hope you have a good time!

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