A No Spend Month starts to feel successful when you stop noticing it, and it’s just another circumstance instead of an issue to think about.
After I got my feelings of being annoyed out of my system last week (solved with less staying up late, more sleep, and less work), I settled in to do some work around the house.
This is when I think I should have something more interesting to tell you, but it’s been a quiet week. My house looks clean. I finished the ironing. Stuff is put away. Instead of shopping for a new bathroom light fixture, I made the bathroom look better by scrubbing it clean.
The kids haven’t noticed any difference about our spending this month except for fewer chips. They play in the sprinkler, go to the library, and play with friends (and watch movies when it’s too hot to do anything else).
On Friday the shelves in the fridge were almost empty, which seemed like a good time to clean the refrigerator. Then we went to the grocery store and spent $80.54 for meals for the next several days. (We planned to spend $80 to stay on track for the month’s total budget, and I was relieved that it was so close.)
Thanks for your encouragement for last week, only about ten more days to go.
p.s. I just reviewed an activity box designed for kids ages 3-6 that gets mailed to your house, and there is a giveaway for one over at Alpha Mom (hurry, ends Sunday night).