This week was a First. We went an entire week without spending any money! We’ve never done that before. We hadn’t planned to, but after five days we thought, “what’s two more days?”
We stayed busy and the days flew by quickly. A few conversations started with “Let’s go to… nevermind.” Since we couldn’t go out to spend money, we stayed home, rested, and also got quite a bit accomplished.
We watched fireworks from our balcony.
Experimented with waffle recipes.
I painted my nails.
I even cleaned my room, which usually remains neglected in favor of the family room.
We worked on some home projects, like refinishing the antique iron mantel for the nursery. Really, Doug fixed it, while all I fixed was a snack. (More photos coming later.) We have many more projects waiting for us this month.
Some of our meals and snacks this week: leftover chili, homemade pizza, hummus, scrambled eggs, and waffles. We’re being careful to save leftovers and use up what’s in the fridge.
If we had the money to spend, Doug would buy a book he can’t find at the library, and I would buy new plants to fill my empty flower pots. We’re obviously not having to go without much if that’s what we can think of.
Maybe we could even go a few more days before spending that first dollar, but I’d rather go to the grocery store and not try to find out. Cherries are on sale, and I’m sure not skipping that!