Updated tally for this week:
Last Week’s Total: $95.76
Yet more strawberries (I’m done, I swear): $26
Birthday present for a kid’s party: $6.25*
Pitcher of beer at a company farewell party for a coworker (Nick): $13
*Actually the present for the kid-friend was more than this but I had a $14 credit with Amazon, so six bucks was my out of pocket expense. Normally I don’t allow myself “freebie spending” via gift cards during our No Spend Month because I don’t think it’s in keeping with the spirit of the thing. In this case, though, as a present for a child’s birthday party, I’m making an exception. Do you think that’s legit?
I gotta say, I’m not feeling good about this. A tank of gas looms on the horizon, and I think my capably walking 10 month old needs me to buy cabinet safety locks pretty much right now. There’s sticking to a budget, and then there’s child safety issues…I’m going to do the best I can but it’s going to be hard.
I’m not worried at all about groceries. Thank you, garden!
How are you doing? Is this month going to be as tight for you as it is for me?