Saturday, 20 September 2014

A bit more work life balance

I was thinking to myself that I lost my frugal mojo today. I'll tell you why! 

On Saturday Fahed starts his swimming teaching work at 8am, in the water the whole time He breaks for an hour a 2. And the. Goes back for up to four more lessons.

I took him down a picnic lunch and ate with him in his break. He looked so tired I wasn't sure he was safe to teach in the water for another four lessons. And then it didn't matter as not one of the students turned up.

So I thought I might suggest to him that he stops at 2pm. I know six hours is a really short day but I suspect 6 hours teaching in cold water is quite tiring. I am guessing this based on the fact that he came home and went to bed, missing his voluntary work, and I expect him to sleep until I wake him in the morning.

So not very frugal? But surely this is why I am careful with my money in the first place? So that I can say to him that's enough, we can stop now. I very much like it when he has the energy to stay awake when I am home sometimes. He has a heart condition and whole bunch of others stuff and I like to keep him as long as I can.

I think this is a reasonable addition to my work life balance plan.  I can't actually tell him though as he is sound asleep still. Bless!


  1. We're off tomorrow Lizzie - enjoy your restful holiday - enjoy your family especially your 'old fella'. The break will do you all the world of good. See you late next mont

  2. This is exactly what being frugal should allow you to do! I often lose sight of that fact. It is so easy to get wrapped up in saving, saving, saving and not enjoying what we have now.


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