the "TRIP JAR"....so a little bit ago I said that Terry and I had decided not to go on a vacation this year...and I also said that we were fine with it and it was no big deal.........well that is still sort of true, but man oh man this is one LONG, SNOWY, FREEZING COLD winter...!!!
We still feel very strongly about not going on principle. It would clearly be "bad form" to go away when you have had to make some pretty major cutbacks at your business.....quite frankly I don't think it would sound too great talking about how you were going to soak up the sun, while sipping a margarita along the beautiful coast line of St Maarten to your employee's who have had to suffer with layoffs..paycuts..etc......hmmpphh...this post is getting really depressing....woops back to the point here...so no, it wouldn't be very good to do that to our employee's!!!
Although ........I do think that a little mini break in the spring is in order, I do still think it is important we get away from it all for a few days..........so I need some ideas...this is what we have come up with so far....Chicago, Napa Valley...New York, New York....Niagara on the Lake....Terry has been talking a lot about this Mallorca place...haha a little island off of the Eastern Spanish Coast...keep dreaming baby!!! lol.......the Mallorca thing is a tentative plan for next year..........hopefully this won't be the case, but if our lives have not changed drastically(meaning if we are not parents yet) by next winter, we are going to take a 2 week adventure to Southern Europe....see I told you I needed to have a plan...some sort of plan B so that is it...a wonderful European adventure....:)
So as you can see we have a few places we would like to visit.....hence the TRIP FUND JAR....starting in the New Year we decided that we would start making our own coffee every morning, instead of buying it everyday.....Terry did the math and it worked out to quite a bit of "cash ol la" each week...I now have the coffee maker down pat so the stuff isn't tasting too bad....haha....it was a bit sketchy there for a the first few weeks......"inconsistent" as Terry would say....(Mr big spender who always got his coffee from Starbucks)!!!
So every day we throw in the amount of money we would have spent on our coffee, into the "TRIP JAR".......and hopefully by the time we are ready to take off we will have a little bit saved up...
I would LOVE to hear some of your ideas for a mini getaway for the spring...we would have 4 or five days...we could fly, take the train, drive anything.....so come on, don't be shy....I need your help here ladies...