Monday, February 15, 2016

February Spending Update

I was not being over-dramatic in my last post. I was actually being quite under-dramatic. This month has been torture BUT the average daily spending has finally started to come down. (it's a darn good thing I don't include medical/ medicine in our average daily spending budget) At present I've decided to try and salvage what's left of this frigid cold germ laden month. I need goals, light-hearted, not arduous goals to help me snap out of survival mode and navigate what's left of this awful February.

As far as spending goals, I set the spending budget this month at $436.18. I really want to hit that goal so from here on out I need to buckle down and focus. (I have not been putting much thought towards money for most of the month).

Current spending is at $262.57.
That leaves $173.61 for the next fourteen days.
That is very do-able I just need to focus and plan out purchases.

One goal I made for 2016 was to take at least one photo each day (I started doing so in the middle of January). I've heard of and seen others do a one photo a day challenge before but for some reason I'd never though to do it. I have a folder on the computer where I've placed one photo a day since the middle of January (and sporadically before that because I do take quite a lot of random pictures). Each picture is dated and most I've written a comment under. It's like a photo journal and I really REALLY like it. It's neat already to take a quick glance back at our year so far.

A sneak peak at our photo journal:

January 27: Needs no caption.

January 29: Playdough; a fun time on a cold boring day.

February 7: Superbowl Sunday. Just me, little Abe,
a small bit of football watching and the puppy bowl.

Average daily spending for 2016: $19.11


  1. Cute pix! The name Elia caught my eye-my nephews little peanut is Elia. I think its a beautiful name. Rooting for you to finish February strong, healthy, and money goal achieved. You got this!

    1. Thanks!
      I hadn't heard the name Elia before they had her. It is beautiful. Isaac is one of little Abe's really good buddies. Elia is his little baby sister.