We got home from my husband’s knee surgery adventure on Tuesday evening, and other than several walks with the dog, we haven’t left the house since we got back. Working from home makes the whole knee recovery process so much easier. Especially with both of us working from home, since I’m able to take care of things that my husband can’t do on crutches.
The last couple days have just involved work, housework, cooking, taking care of the baby, and physical therapy (which we do at home for the rest of the week – he’ll be going to a therapist near our home once a week starting next week). Entertainment has mostly revolved around a good library book, going for walks with the dog, and hanging out with our son. All free, and all rewarding. So we’ve had a couple of no-spending days, and there will probably be many more over the next few weeks.
Yesterday I noticed that we had accumulated 10,000 points on our credit card, and I cashed them in for a $100 credit to our statement. I always take the cash reward instead of gift cards to stores. When I went on the card website to redeem our points, I noticed that they were offering $10 gift cards to various stores, for 1250 points. Or I could cash in 10,000 points and get $100, to spend any way we like. So of course I took the cash. With that little bonus, our no-spending days look even better.
A great new health food store is opening less than a mile from our house tomorrow. We’re both very excited about this, and have been waiting for months for the grand opening. I always ride my bike or walk to the regular grocery stores near our house, but having a health food store just around the corner is going to be awesome. We had planned to bike there tomorrow, but my husband won’t be able to bike for at least three weeks, and crutching a mile each way to the store would be a painful endeavor. So we’ll be loading up the car and heading over there tomorrow to scout out the store. I’m especially excited to check out the bulk bins and stock up on organic dry goods. We’ll be budget conscious though, and limit the pricey stuff to a few splurges. But for me, going into a health food store is like Carrie Bradshaw going into a Jimmy Choo store. It’s a good thing that most of my trips there in the future will be on foot or by bike – it will limit the amount I buy to just what I can carry.