Does the fact that it is Thursday night and I'm just now posting my Wednesday post give you any indication as to how this first week of the new budget has gone?
I do not have a meal plan for this week...I have been flying by the seat of my pants.
Monday - Halloween - candy, candy and more candy...and McDonalds for the 7 year old
I am ashamed.
Tuesday - barbeque hamburgers
Wednesday - church night supper
Thursday - chili
Friday - Senior Night Home football game (tailgating)
Friday (tomorrow) is supposed to be my grocery store day...I don't have a list and I don't have a menu :(
My middle kid asked me for $35 and $55 this week...both which are NOT included in my budget this month.
I'm giving her the $35...if she wants the $55 enough, she can buy it herself (she has a little part-time job).
I also forgot about a commitment I made to a ladies' group at church...I was beating myself up about that one pretty badly last night at church when my friends Sandi and Gwen (both also members of my ladies' group) put things into perspective for me. All I can do is what I can do...and that's that...
God doesn't want me stressed out bc I can't pay my ladies' group pledge.
They both also remarked that my pledge was a little on the high side...I'm like that though...I'm so pie in the sky that it's ridiculous at times.
I told the Head of My Household once, "All children should be able to be vaccinated for free!"
He responded, "Ok, but who's gonna pay for that?"
See, I never think of that part...great idea...but not very realistic...and I just assume that it's gonna magically happen.
I did notice though that the 3 times I've been to the grocery store this week so far (Sunday, Tuesday, and today), my bills have been on the high side...and all I've bought (or so I thought) was food for that night's meal. Tonight, for example, I bought groceries for chili...and my total was $57...WHAT??
That's gotta stop.
We do have a busy weekend ahead of us so maybe by Saturday afternoon I'll have it all together for next week.
Keep your fingers crossed.