Well my daily average is way up now. Yesterday I bought groceries exclusively for my boy. I had to get him some lotion for a rash he's been dealing with, yogurt, crackers, juice... many of the necessities that I was a bit worried I wasn't planning as best I could. That total was a whopping $23.31. When trying to spend $15 a day that's a big chunk of money.
Today I bought the bare minimum in order to make chili. I have to comment that I'm proud of myself for this one. I don't know that I've ever made chili... weird, I know. But today I'm making it. Today I'm excited about it and tomorrow we should have a good bit of leftovers from it. The chili makings came to $11.19 but I had to buy cumin which was almost $4. Geesh, silly expensive spices. I am really excited about this chili. I better go stir it now and get the cornbread in the oven.
Average daily spending this year: $17.14
Today's lovely: A winter filth covered semi was driving down the highway in the lane next to me when I noticed the classic finger print writing in the scum on one of it's back doors. In large clear letters someone had written, "HI Y'ALL." It brought a very large smile to my face. I couldn't help but wonder where in the country it had been placed there, who done it, and what kind of silly mood that person had been in. He or she made me smile. I'm not sure why but sometimes little things like, "HI Y'ALL" scribbled on the back of semi bring me such joy. I think it's this odd sort of connection with a stranger, another person on the planet somewhere that I'll never meet. That person whoever they were made me smile. That's a connection of sorts. I like moments like that.