Yesterday I realized I had forgotten to mention a television interview that I did. The producer called and invited me to talk about No Spend Month, and he said bring the family with you!
Well my husband, sure, but not my two-year-old daughter? “Bring her,” he said, “we love kids.”
Would she run around on set like a crazy person? Maybe I could convince her to sit quietly with her juice box. Either way, she came too, and she definitely entertained us.
Being on the set was exciting. The newscasters and production crew cracked jokes and used funny voices during the commercial breaks. There were television monitors everywhere. And it was live.
No Spend Month starts on Wednesday. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, trying to figure out how we’ll make it. I’ve experimented with recipes in the kitchen to see if I can cook some of the gluten-free convenience foods that we normally buy. Some have turned out well, and some were huge flops.
The food will definitely be our biggest challenge. What I’m looking forward to is having more time. Shopping takes a lot of time, especially when you conscientiously try to compare quality and prices.
It’s been so great to see other people want to join in, and some have already gotten started. If you decide you want to try it, please don’t feel like you have to keep to the same budget that I do. Make it your own to fit what your family needs the most.
About this time each year I wonder why I picked a month with 31 days? Seriously, February would have been a smarter choice. But the idea first occurred to me at the end of June, and I decided to start it right away at the first of the month. And so it goes.