Saving money is mentally exhausting!
Yesterday was no spend day 19 for the year. Today should have been 20 but I did not plan for the two cakes I have to bake tonight for a family gathering at my mom & sister's house tomorrow. This means I need to shop today. In order to pull off several no spends after that (my goal this month) I need to make a strategically planned list of stuff we need for the next several days or I'll inevitably end up shopping again. Now, please allow me to whine. I'm in no mood to plan a shopping trip right now. Wah!
To top it off my husband just used the $9 reward I earned (from buying all that meat the other day) to purchase a CD. It wouldn't be as frustrating if he'd let me know that he "needed" the CD and planned to buy it and had let me clip a $7 reward for that stupid CD. Now my $9 reward is gone and I can't return the CD he purchased so that I can clip the $7 reward on it (and then I could buy it again with the $7 reward attached to it) because he used my $9 reward to purchase his dumb CD. I'd lose the $9 reward if we returned the CD. Okay, if you're still reading at this point I applaud you for making it all the way through that obscene paragraph. Well done! And now I will reiterate: Saving money is mentally exhausting.
This day is not starting out right! Now I must go to work, try and plan out a financially savvy shopping list, fight my way through the Friday shoppers (honestly, they scare me.... remember I work at the supermarket. Friday shoppers are scary) and make it home with my sanity. I'm tired.
Happy Friday! Well, I guess that's a happy side note. It is Friday. I certainly can't complain about that.
Average daily spending for 2015: $18.22
$327.78 left to spend in March