I did end up purchasing a $2.99 coffee brewer because the coffee maker took a dive this week. It's a pretty cool little gadget. You just place it on top of the mug, put the filter and grounds in, and pour in the hot water. It's the most basic way I've ever seen to make coffee and the $2.99 sure beat buying a new coffee maker. I'm gonna blame the overage on that $2.99 little guy though.
|The New Little Coffee Gadget|
Ok, some good news. I'm not sure what happened but I've been noticing that my husband's debits for food at work have been getting smaller. He was spending $3, $5, sometimes upwards of that on EACH break everyday. I don't even want to know what he was eating. The past two weeks at least he's been keeping it under $3 a break and he's been having at least one break a day under $1. This is a huge savings. I think he actually started listening to me. I really don't hound him about money. He knows he spends too much. He knows that I want/ NEED him to spend less but I can't yell at him everyday. That'd be nonsense. I do however constantly (ok pretty much always) deny myself stuff that I want and I think he's starting to finally notice. He'll say something like, "why don't you just get that?" Of course my response is always, "honey we cannot afford it and you know how hard I'm trying to pay off those dang credit cards." I think I've uttered the above statement so many times now, coupled with other similar repetitive remarks that something maybe finally clicked in there.
It's only a tiny little bit of progress. He still thinks it's ok to spend obscene amounts of money on food on his days off. He still buys stuff (Cd's, video games, movie rentals even though we have netflix) that I would NEVER buy because they're luxuries that we can't afford BUT progress is progress and I'm proud of him for this one step. Hooray!!!
And I close week 20 a bit over, haven't picked up a book yet (even though I'm GOING to read one this month... I've totally neglected reading thus far this year), a little healthier, SOOO happy that spring is finally here, loving the lilacs in the back yard, and ready to vanquish Citibank (you're going DOWN!).
I'm going to try and work out everyday and not eat out at all this week. Maybe y'all could say a prayer for me?