So the last time I did a spending report was January 21!?! Frick. Where does the time go?
Alright let’s get the party started.
Jan 21 – No Spend Day
Jan 22 – No Spend Day
+2.02 this is what was left for vision care for Diva’s glasses
Jan 23 – No Spend Day
Jan 24 – No Spend Day
Jan 25 – +12.37 returns to Michael’s
Jan 26 – $3 sushi lunch tip
$2.26 windshield washer fluid
Jan 27 – $2 parking
$10.16 clay mask
Jan 28 – No Spend Day
Jan 29 – No Spend Day
Jan 30 – $57.01 gas
$33.88 contact lens solution
Jan 31 – No Spend
Feb 1 – +$3 survey payment
Feb 2 – $7 parking
Feb 3 – $78.39 birthday gift
Feb 4 – $32.56 groceries
Feb 5 – $22.11 groceries
Feb 6 – No Spend Day
Feb 7 – No Spend Day
Feb 8 – No Spend Day
Feb 9 – $6.15 groceries
Feb 10 – $74.74 groceries
Grand Total: $799.85 – $17.39 = $782.46 NET
9 No Spend Days
Man I spend a lot on food.
In January I was doing well until that last week. I need to figure out how to make the momentum last. I seem to be able to stay on track for the first 3 weeks of the month, then
it’s like I rebel and break loose.
So far this month I am on track. I went to cash only and my hexie wallet is getting used. I took out most of what I needed for last week and only some grocery money for this week. Don’t ask. My thoughts were why am I taking out money when I haven’t spent all of the money from last week yet? I can already see problems with this line of thinking but for the moment I will go with it.
I have to take the kids to the dentist tomorrow so I will be kissing some more cash good-bye. Can’t wait until the braces come off. Thankfully Princess’ braces came off. So only one kid to pay for.
On the food front, I bought another hunk of salmon from Costco and baked all of it yesterday. Diva is really enjoying this fish. She asked me to continue making it even after I have finished my cleanse. My “hates anything organic and healthy” child is eating salmon and quinoa for dinner. It’s a wonderful sight to see.
This week’s menu looks like this:
Salmon and brown rice/quinoa & broccoli
Salad with salmon for me / cheese pizza for the kids
Chicken, salad, sidekicks & broccoli
leftovers until the fridge is empty