Welcome to Money Monday, where I share my highs and lows from a week of money management.
Wise Money Management
This week I saved money by making an oral rehydration solution rather than running to the store for gatorade.
I was sick as a dog (a very sick dog) on Thursday.
I’m sooooo thankful that even though my husband is an important asset at his company, he’s able to easily take time off for our family. Considering that I couldn’t even lift my head off the pillow, it’s a good thing that he was able to stay home with our five sweet kiddos.
Towards the evening, when I hadn’t been able to keep anything down all day (TMI Janeen!! TMI!!) I suggested that he whip up some ORS.
We’ve been using this recipe ever since we ditched the standard American diet a few years ago. ‘Cause making your own cure-alls and substitutes is totally a part of jumping off the processed-and-packed-full-of-corn-syrup-and-artificial-colors bandwagon.
We use the recipe listed at the Rehydration Project, with the exception of adding a tablespoon or two of lemon juice for flavor, and using this amazing, change-your-life sea salt in lieu of the regular variety.
This oral rehydration solution is totally yum. Even if you’re not feeling ill, it’s worth a taste.
Though I can’t put my finger on any specific episodes of mismanagement, it’s probably worth confessing that we took three of our kids to IHOP this weekend and let them stuff their cute little faces with a full adult sampler meal (even though they’re 7 & 9).
We could have easily convinced them to share a meal and not walk out of the restaurant looking like they were gonna puke, but they were having such a fun time getting special attention from my husband and I. Plus, they had picked the restaurant themselves and have about as much body fat as an overcooked sirloin.
I think the real guilt was not so much in overspending, but in an early lesson in the painful price of gluttony.
How did you manage money wisely this week?