I came in over budget AGAIN this week BUT I'm less over than I was last week. So that's good. $13.78 over. I'm going to try to get closer to budget than $13.78 over for this week. Okay, go!
Yesterday I spent all but $3.97 of this week's budget. I NEVER do that. I knew there were a ton of GREAT sales this past week and I knew they were ending yesterday so I woke up early and actually went grocery shopping. (I don't do that) Now the challenge is that we don't go out to eat, that we don't run into any little extras needed (apart from $3.97 worth) and that we eat what I bought. I think we can pretty safely pull it off. I managed to get a few more holiday baking supplies too (I'm totally stocked up for peanut butter balls (buckeyes)). This week's budget is scaring me a bit but at the same time I'm slightly excited about the challenge AND it feels really good weird to have food in the house.
|Yes, those of you who know me personally I do own some make up. But the above pictured is 15 years old... shows how often I use it.|
Yesterday I was inspired by one of Tasmanian Minimalist's daily facebook challenges (back in October). I chose to clean out the bathroom cabinet of expired items. Honestly there are still several in there that I couldn't let go of but all of the above are gone. Can you believe that we had items that expired in 2004 in our bathroom cabinet? Bye, bye. It's only been a few days since I instigated "Daily Goal number 2: Toss one thing a day" but so far I'm really enjoying it and getting rid of quite a bit more than one item per day. Hooray for a clean home!
I'm going to go easy on today's new goal... I've really been throwing out some big boys so far. Goal number 6: stretch. There's a lot of tension involved in life with work, marriage, (attempting) maintaining a home, growing a baby, AND the biggest one for me: trying to get out of debt. I always feel better when I stretch in the morning but I hardly ever do it. Goal number 6 is going to be to stretch every day even if it just means touching my toes before I leave the house. I actually write this on my to do list almost everyday (that I make a to do list). Well, now it's on the 45. I'm serious about these bad boys. The 45 is my new years resolution. 2010: don't buy stuff, went over really well. 2011: $12 a day, has really changed our financial life. 2012: the 45 goals, stepping it up baby! Oh, one year at a time.
45 Daily Goals for 2012
1. Balance the checkbook everyday
2. Get rid of something useless everyday
3. Throw some change in the Christmas jar everyday
4. Cash envelope it!
5. Cook everyday/ Don't eat out (one weekly allowance)
6. Stretch please