Mate For a Day ;)
Aug. 1, 2009 4:52 pm
Updated: Aug. 2, 2009 7:03 am
As many of you that follow my blog will know, my husband, T, works as a captain for a day-sail charter boat here in the Virgin Islands. A few days ago, he had a trip to do, but all of the crew mates were assigned to a large group on the other boat the company owns. So guess who got drafted to be the Mate For a Day? Note- I do not only NOT work for the company, I have not worked for anyone since I started my own business 3 years ago. No worries! Though I was a bit hesitant...I am not used to showing up at a certain time to go to work! (I am a jewelry designer/creator and I give myself very flexible hours!)
Well, it was a very nice day, and it was fun to see T in his element! He is an excellent captain, and can single-handedly sail the boat ( a 45 foot trimaran), so I played bartender at the open bar. I mostly mixed up Pain Killers, an island specialty: equal parts rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, a splash of coconut cream, and topped with nutmeg.
I don't know if any of you out there work with your spouses- for me, fun for a day, not sure if I'd want to do it every day!
Anyway, I saved quite a bit of $$ this week on the grocery bill challenge because we had a rare indulgent week. Rules for the budget challenge are that I spend $15/day on food and drink...if we go to happy hour or out for dinner, that is out of T's pocket. Sunday-Tuesday I spent $28.73...see previous blog...Wednesday T brought home a Greek salad and a HUGE calzone from our fave restaurant...Thursday was dinner at a friend's house ($0)...Friday he took me to dinner at a Mexican place in the harbor...tonight (Saturday) is Spinach Salad at home ($14.53) for a total of $43.26. I am able to put $61.74 into vacation fund!
Hope everyone had a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!
Me and My Mate!
Somewhere in the Caribbean Sea
View From the Bow