That’s right. Remember our little Christmas deal in an effort to save Benjamins? Well, we got working on those “gifts” of quality time to each other and actually had ourselves a pretty peachy time.
First on the agenda, Christmas cookie baking and bonding over empty calories. You remember. We enjoyed our blizzardy weekend of recluse by baking goodies and consuming said goodies.
And, because we are over achievers, we baked a different kind the next day. I pulled out my Santa hat just for the occasion.
If I must say (and I must), those were some fine tasting cookies.
Cost: $baking supplies. But Mint.com thinks I was buying groceries to make actual meals instead. Ha, what a patsy!
Although new to the sport, our perfect form was undeniable.
Lastly, if you remember, Hubs and I were supposed to…
Run a 5k together. These might be hard to come by since the Hubs teaches class on Saturday mornings, when most of the races are scheduled. But, I’ll keep a lookout. The alternative is to take a run downtown and hit up breakfast afterward.
We picked a snowy Sunday morning for our Old Married Folk Running Date. Hubs was woefully under dressed, but I, the winter running veteran, was prepared. I had my trusty snowflake knee highs on and was ready to take on any adventure.
We ran along the beautiful frozen river and let the snowflakes dance and melt on our cheeks.
But little did we realize, underneath that crystalline blanket of beauty lay a frozen sheet of menacing ice just looking for innocents to take down. And down we did go, reminiscent of a Torvill and Dean ice dance.
We dusted ourselves off and decided that breakfast seemed like a better idea.
The hot coffee and sweet rolls were waiting for us…
And even better? We had a giftcard from my sweet Grandma, making this little excursion $FREE.
To sum it all up: $Baking supplies hidden from Mint.com amongst real groceries + $15 ski rental + 2 falls + $free breakfast + $butt bruises = $15 and injuries that will plague us into our 60s. How about that! A pretty good deal, I’d say!