Average daily spending this year: $16.25
We are practically out of everything here (except for my January stock up items; I'm doing good with those). I'm hoping to get closer to my $15 a day goal before the close of January. I've just finished writing up a grocery list for tomorrow. Sadly, I'm quite proud of myself anytime I accomplish that task. I hate grocery shopping. I'm hoping for no spend days Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That would give me 9 for January with a week left. I'm aiming for 12. After tomorrow's grocery getting adventure I'll have about $25 left for the month. I'm just going to be realistic and say that I'll go at least $20 over that. If I can stick to "the plan" (with the $20 overage) then I should be at $15.65 a day by January 31st. That's not bad.
I was pretty worried when I set the $15 a day goal that with purchases for my boy I'd end up WAY over that. I did not include him in the spending budget last year. I have been pinching pennies this month so I don't know that it's realistic to hope for $15ish a day but I'm not going to alter my goal yet. We're practically one month in of an entire year. Lets see how it goes from here.
Warm wishes to everyone enduring "arctic blast part 2." It's mighty pretty outside right now but holy Siberia it is cold!!! I'm a little worried about the upcoming heating bill. Yikes!
Today's lovely: Can I have a preemptive lovely? I'm going to make a cup of hot chamomile tea and read some Irish history now. Sounds lovely to me.