It's been 1 week since I bought a coffee. That free Starbucks drink for my birthday hasn't shown up yet so I'm sort of starting to doubt it's existence. One week without a Mocha, Caramel Goodnite, Caramel Machiatto, McD's coffee, or whatever other tasty concoction I could dream up and I was doing fine. Then I ran out of tea, splenda, and creamer for my delicious Guatemalan coffee beans.
I had another one of those moments today at the store. I got all the bare essentials to make it through today and tomorrow (I'm talking BARE) which left me with 33 cents. I was thinking to myself, "I NEED to get creamer but I don't want to go over budget, what do I do?" 33 cents is not even close to enough. Back and forth I go: live without creamer, go over budget AGAIN, live without creamer, end month two over budget, live without creamer or, "LIGHTBULB." I came up with an idea. It wasn't a super terrific idea but it would allow me creamer AND I'd stay on budget.
I went on break at one of the stores (where I work) and as I was filling a cup with hot water for my last bag of tea I grabbed a few extra creamers and a few extra splendas from the cafe area. It felt weird and like a pathetically desperate move but I have enough splenda and creamer to last the weekend now and the budget is balanced. Hooray!!!