Hubby brought home lunch today. I guess that was nice of him but it also blows $12 a day out of the water. $16.08 for lunch. Yikes.
Average daily spending: $13.32
If I want to come in at $12 a day for the month of January I have $25.67 left for the next five days. There is hardly any food in the house, no milk, no eggs, no cheese, no bread, no veggies, no fruit, no meat... we're about out of everything but for some reason I feel like $25.67 for five days is do-able. hmm
Another harsh reality that I'm having a very difficult time coming to terms with: I don't see anyway to get a full $1000 in the emergency fund this month. I was sure I'd make it but one of the family members went considerably over the money I'd budgeted for his spending. After a beer festival, two stops at a gourmet store that he learned of at the beer festival (who can live without chocolate stout), and a punk show, well he broke the bank. I am not complaining about him. He is allowed to spend money. We aren't hurting financially. All the bills have been paid on time. We haven't used overdraft at all. But the $500 I'd slotted for the emergency fund has dwindled down to about $350. Ugh! I'm really, REALLY, really bad at meeting my goals. If I were a runner I think I'd always come in 5th place. I'd get to the finish line and I'd get there pretty fast but I would not win.
Who knows though. I think he worked a tiny bit of overtime and I think my check MIGHT be a bit more than I'd budgeted. Maybe I'll squeak it out... Oh, $1000 emergency fund I want you so badly!!!