Today, very hopefully will be a no spend. I do not want to leave the house.
Yesterday I spent WAY more than I'd planned. I was hoping to grab "a few essentials" on my way out of work and spend maybe $5 to $8. Haha! I should absolutely not under any circumstances allow myself to shop without a list. I spent... wait for it... $32. Yeah, a bit more than $5 I'd say.
One thing I got though that I hadn't planned originally was coffee grounds. I'm almost out and whenever I run out I end up buying coffee from McDonald's or someplace more expensive during the interim. I should also not allow myself to run out of coffee grounds. I got some that are a bit nicer than the Maxwell house I've been buying (I do prefer a bit more expensive coffee than Maxwell house) and they were on sale for $5.99 a pound. I'm glad I got them. Here's the silly thing. I will often be cross with myself for spending lets say $4.98 on a bag of coffee grounds "ah, so much money" and yet I've struggled for years to break a Starbucks addiction (which I have successfully broken). Do you have any idea how many pounds of coffee beans I could have purchased with the amount of money I've spent on Starbucks beverages? Now that is nonsense. I'll keep purchasing grounds instead, thank-you very much.
The rest of the $32 shopping trip was lots of fruits and veggies, some granola bars and juice for my boy, and other pretty much essential food. I spent more than I'd have liked but I did not buy anything wasteful. So I guess it's a win.
Now I will google something to do with clementines that are, um, not in their prime. I do not want to throw them away. Anyone ever make orange marmalade? I bet I could use the little guys up for that sort of a thing. Hmm, clementine jam... I might just have some yummy work ahead of me.
Average daily spending for 2015: $19.33
Oh goodness, I almost forgot to mention: We still haven't eaten out, coffees, sodas, a quick drive thru burger or pizza delivery included at all this year. I feel like this is note worthy.