February is almost over. Well it is in fact over... today is like an entire extra day. A free day. At least that's how I'm looking at it. The babe has yet to arrive. I figured he'd be here THREE weeks ago! He should have been here almost 2 weeks ago. We've an induction scheduled for Friday if he's still being stubborn by then. I can't believe how long I've been waiting for this little man. At least now that I know we'll be meeting him for sure by Friday there's this huge cloud lifted from me. I'm SOOOOOO ready! (yeah, I was ready 3 weeks ago)
At the close of February this year's spending tally comes to $14.15 a day. Again, we're only two months in. I think I can catch back up to the $12 a day budget and beat last years $13.70 a day spending. So far so good. I'm still sort of bumming about not being able to go full speed ahead with the credit card debt payoff but I'm REALLY thankful that we're able to pull off 3 months of unpaid maternity leave without going into debt and so on and so forth. Pretty much at no other time in our marriage would we have been able to make this work. Last year really changed things for us. AND as much as I'm not looking forward to going back to work (and trying my hardest to not think about it) the debt payoff will jump back up a bit once I do return.
This year it's ALL about the little boy. We're trying to stay on budget, attempting to spend responsibly, and putting all our thought into the little guy. There's really no wiggle room/ extra for debt payoff. BUT the debt's going down (as I keep telling myself) and we're doing alright!