Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday, Mostly Made It

I picked up a few essentials and ONLY essentials at the grocery store.
I made dinner at home.
I went a little over my goal of being at $12.75 a day spending for April so far.
I'm ready for a NO SPEND day tomorrow, #20 for the year.

THEN after dinner I needed ice cream. It's a little early in the year to be needing ice cream. Usually just before summer hits some freakish part of me turns on the ice cream switch and daily for a solid three months I feel as though I will perish unless I consume a little ice cream. Well tonite that old familiar feeling returned. I came so close to running out and purchasing ice cream. And I don't think it would have been a $2 or $4 gallon from the grocery store. No I would have gone for Cold Stone or TCBY. BUT, and I say this with tons of self satisfaction (and also fear that I may be facing this monster for the next four months) I did not buy, waste money on, overly exceed my budget because of, or eat any ice cream this evening.

And Monday is done! Wishing a fabulously Happy Birthday to my little Sister!!!

Average daily spending for April: $12.90
My goal is $11 a day for April
If I pull of a NO SPEND day tomorrow I'll be at $11.47

Today's lovelies: Spring rain... pretty happy it's not snow. Remembering when I was just 8 years old and I brought my brand new baby sister (the one I'd be hoping for for YEARS) to show and tell at school. And watching my little munchkin run around our home and babble away.


  1. Congrats on only buying essentials! It is so important to have a plan and stick to it. I'm very impressed with your willpower to avoid buying ice cream! You are doing great!

  2. Have you ever tried making ice cream at home? There seems to be a bunch of different ways you can make it at home. I've seen on Pinterest ways to make it in a baggie and I remember making it in a coffee can back in elementary school. Perhaps you have all the ingredients at home already?