update on the 31 day challenge
|2 weeks and 3 days to go|
We have been so careful about spending any cash, it even has me wanting to go out and just BUY something fun. But I haven't.
Today I will LOOK at the bills that need paying. Noticed I said, "Look." I will have to determine what is there left to be paid. Then there is gas-money for the car. One thing, is that we are using just the one car - a 2010 small economy car. The BEAST, has not been driven.
There are things we may need before Feb. My dog needs her Glucosamine, but I will buy the cheaper version at Trader Joes at $9.99. Then there is dog and cat food.
So far cash wise, on food I have only spent all total:
$60 in milk and necessary groceries
$20 in car gas
$19 for misc that the Husband needed.
$99 for the first half of the month (not including bills)
However, the freezer and refrigerator is starting to look bare but we do have enough meat and protein left. I am running out of fresh vegetables, fruit, milk, bread, breakfast cereal, and cheese.
Mentally and emotionally, I feel pleased that we have not caved. Even though I would really love to go out to eat or buy something. Heck even a trip to the thrift store would be something. And normally, when I do feel those shopping urges, that is what I would do. We're too close to the goal.
I am a bit bored - we are laying low - not going anywhere that would tempt us to spend money. I am cleaning the house, getting files organized for taxes later, going for walks and today I will check in at the library for some FREE reading material.