Well I called it. He got home from work, said hi to the baby, the doggies and me AND THEN, "let's go to the Mexican restaurant!" I said no. AND THEN, "come on, why not, aren't you hungry?" Ugh, I almost said yes but no, I stuck to my guns.
It wasn't because, "oh, I don't want to spend money." It wasn't because, "ugh, that will put us WAY over the $12 a day... soo not in the budget!" It certainly wasn't because, "Ah I really don't want to eat out. Making dinner and eating at home sounds so much better." NO, no, no it was because of all the support I get from you lovely folks. I thought of my dear friend Ieva who's been trucking along with me on this adventure. I thought of Ireland who said, "I'm definitely trying to follow your example." I thought of Bryallen, Outmywindow, Lena, Jean, Lottebees, Hawaii Planner, Theresa, Jessica, Grace, Slugmama, Jenny, Absentmindedmother, debtperception, Meab-dot, doodlebugmom (there are way too many of you to list but these folks are regular commentors)... in that moment I thought of ALL of you that have been taking your time to listen to me ramble on and on about food and money and I said, "no, I will not go out to eat tonite dog gone it!!!"
I'll tell you what, tonite I was eating my homemade ground turkey low sodium taco salad in a freshly baked flour tortilla bowl and I felt so incredibly accomplished and proud. I realized that no matter how delicious the dinner at the Mexican restaurant would have been I would have eaten it with guilt, knowing that right now we don't have the money for that. Close call! Thank-you guys, thank-you.
NO SPEND #5, check!