Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Good Thing

Bad thing: Angry unreasonable husband (not making life fun at the moment).
Good thing: I'm totally sticking to the budget this week (if not only to show him that I'm serious about this whole ordeal)

My recent fury and frustration due to the husband's unreasonable stubbornness towards financial responsibility (or irresponsibility) has sparked a new fire in me to stick to the budget. This week I've done really well. I'm cutting it pretty close but it looks like this is the week I'm finally back on board. I've only one day left. I've more money left than many other weeks that I managed to stick to it... I CAN DO THIS!!!

Horray! Yipee! If nothing else the confrontation has got me back in the game  : )

Something interesting that I've noticed: Even though I don't enjoy penny pinching and denying myself little delights like sugary coffees and peanut butter m&m's I'm a tad bit happier when I'm sticking to my budget. I've even got a little extra spring in my step. It's hard work but when I'm not living a financially responsible lifestyle a little dark cloud hovers overhead. Life is much brighter when the ugly little cloud isn't there.


  1. I have been reading your blog for ages, congrats on the new baby by the way! I know my husband is much like yours, a budget is a impediment to him. Whenever he says something he wants / needs whatever I just say, as blandly as possible "which week do you want that in?" So he can decide which is more important.

    But then we have a pretty much zero budget to pay off the mortgage in less time and we both have allowances. But for us it wasn't the cup of coffee a few times a week it was the 750.00 machine.

    I get a serious kick of joy every time I send an extra payment to the mortgage, I have a secret chart I and I color in a space every time we pay off a grand!

  2. I feel exactly the same way about saving money. It's annoying not being able to get what you want, when you want, but at the same time it makes me feel in control of my life!