There comes a time in every No Spend Month, no matter how well things have been going, that I start to feel a little… desperate.
It always hits me right after the third week, usually around Day 22 or 23: all of a sudden I want my spending freedom back. Just to be able to go into a store and buy what I want to buy, eat what I want to eat, and not have to wait or go without.
On the day that it hit this past week, it didn’t help that I was hungry, tired, and I waited one extra day too long to go to the grocery store. It was the kind of day when in a regular month, I would have called Doug and asked him to bring home some egg rolls, or Chipotle, or whatever we used to get for takeout. This time I knew that was not happening. I called him on the phone anyway and sounded fully pitiful. He made an executive decision and brought me home some cheesecake.
And then like any other craving, it left a few hours later, and we continued on. The next few days were rather peaceful, without spending any money.
In this fourth week of No Spend Month, we spent $93 (including the cheesecake). We still have $67 of our original $250 budget. With only three more days, that shouldn’t be a problem!