Hubby had the day off too so it was nice being together AND getting along. We even utilized a gift certificate and had lunch in a nice little diner. It was pretty neat too since we were the only three in the quaint little restaurant. We learned that baby Abe like pickles. So fun. The only little dip that morning was when my husband attempted to be nice and took us through the Starbucks drive through. I was planning a no spend day and I thought for a bit that I'd just put that Starbucks trip into his spending column for the week but I'm going to do the responsible thing and take it out of the $12 a day. It was for the both of us and he didn't know he was ruining a no spend. Putting that aside the house smelled so amazing when we got home. The pot roast aroma made me feel really good about myself.
When dinner time came around I scooped out the really tender awesome looking meat only to find that dang plastic thing they put under the meat in the container sitting in the crock pot. It cooked right in between the meat and veggies for over 8 hours. Needless to say my spectacular day turned to tears and a bit of a break down. My husband laughed at me while I stood at the back door holding a box of treats, trying to get the dog to come inside, while bawling about the ruined/ potentially poisoned pot roast. He say's "honey, do you need me to get the dog? The neighbors are going to think you're crazy." My thought process went a little something like this: "almost $15 of food ruined, wasted, DESTROYED!... we have no dinner now... I'm a horrible stay at home mom... we have to spend money now... there's no way I'm cooking something after this ordeal... I'm a failure"
Hubby picked up the phone and tried to order out. The place didn't answer their phone (they've a bad habit of doing that). I sucked it up and made eggs and bacon. I actually cooked. We didn't spend money. The pot roast was ruined but now that we've food in our stomachs the evening wasn't really ruined after all. Ah, what a spectacular day <with tiny hints of sarcasm>.
Average daily spending for the year: $8.08
Two questions for the week
Do I need it?
Can I live without it?