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WIS, WWA | A week of celebrations

This week had a lot going on.

Tuesday, Lisey graduated from aviation mechanic school.

LIsey and Kristen

On Thursday, which was my birthday, she passed her final test to get certified, so now she’s all set to work on planes.


she got a job in HAWAII.

Lisey is slaying hard.

She’ll be here with me for another month and then she will leave for Hawaii.

Of course, I am sad she will be so far away, but I am delighted for her, and of course, I will go visit her once she gets settled.

Anyhooo, it was a slightly weird week!

What I Spent

I spent:

  • $30 on a Hungry Harvest box
  • $13 at Weis
  • $22 at Giant
  • $11 at Safeway
  • $22 at Dominos

So, $98.

What We Ate


Man, I really cannot remember what we ate!


We had a Mom + Zoe night where we got Domino’s pizza and finished the second of a two-part Sense and Sensibility series. 🙂

pizza box.


I made broccoli noodle soup and garlic bread.


This was Lisey’s graduation day! We went to my aunt and uncle’s house after the graduation, and my aunt made taco salad for us. I brought Lisey’s favorite orange jello, and my mom brought a Texas sheet cake.

Lisey with aunt and uncle.


chicken on grill.

I grilled some chicken, boiled some angel hair pasta, combined the chicken and pasta with some pesto, and topped it all with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

pesto pasta.

And we had some veggies and oranges on the side.


My birthday! We went out for tacos (because of course).

plate of tacos.

And then we had a bonfire afterward to burn Lisey’s no-longer-necessary schoolbooks.



Do I ever know what I’m making on Fridays?


This week is no different. Ha.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Monday 1st of May 2023

If Lisey likes tropical islands and wants a challenge, she should come to Papua New Guinea! The national airline here mostly flies Fokker 100, Fokker 70, and De Haviland Dash 8s, and they're only using about 50% of their fleet right now because of mechanic shortages.


Monday 1st of May 2023

I almost told my husband the exciting news... graduation and Hawaii!! Then realized its only me that cares about a family that I've never met. LOL BIG CONGRATS!! Exciting adventures ahead!!


Monday 1st of May 2023

Huge congratulations to Lisey! Well done! Once Lisey gets settled in to her “ home” in Hawaii, I’m sure you’ll enjoy visiting her, Kristen!! Looking forward to hearing some tips for visiting Hawaii frugally. :)

Last week’s meals: Monday-Japanese beef curry Tuesday-pasta salad- loaded with veggies Wednesday-pasta salad Thursday-chili/cornbread Friday-chili/cornbread Saturday-grilled cheese/ tomato soup Sunday-pizza and sliced apples with caramel dip

Viktoria M Sacker

Monday 1st of May 2023

Congratulations, Lisey!! Go show this world what you can do!! Which island will she be living/working on? I lived on Oahu for three years; mostly on the windward side in Kailua, which is beautiful and very family oriented.


Sunday 30th of April 2023

I'm so excited for Lisey! Congratulations and best wishes on your first mechanic job!

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