One week into our new budget & I came in under budget by $139.16!!
Here's what we spent this week:
- Groceries $101.36
- Medical/Personal care $19.48
- Pizza Delivery $40.00 including tip! *I caved and let the kids talk me into ordering them Dominoes pizza on Super Bowl Sunday. Not that we ordered it 'cause of the SuperBowl since Dh went out with friends to watch and nobody else in this household cares.
Grand total: $160.84
We did awesome this week 'cause I was pretty much housebound, which helps. We're having a cold spell and since I'm not a fan of walking around in -20c weather and 2 feet of snow, it was pretty easy not to spend. However, now we desperately need groceries as meals are getting pretty creative, which is actually a good thing cause stuff is being eaten! Even the leftovers! Yay!! But I need to get out... no excuses.
I'm not exactly sure what I should do with the "overage" from this weeks budget, ideally it would be nice to just bulk up our budget for next week, but I'll probably just tuck it away for Chester's upcoming vet appointments. I think tomorrow I'll call to see how much his next 2 appointments are going to cost me, then I'll be able to budget for it appropriately. Valentine's Day is coming up next week too and I really like to get the kids each a *small gift*, (usually just a treat each) just 'cause they've my loves. Tomorrow our budget starts fresh again and I intend on tracking where we spend and if I manage to come in under on on budget.
The weather this morning was horrendous so I didn't get out today to do my running around as planned which means tomorrow is going to be a busy day, morning till night...
Tomorrow morning I need to set my alarm bright & early so I can have my coffee in peace (I hope) reply to emails/PM's & get myself ready before 9am. Then I need to hit Canada Post, Pet Valu, Shoppers Drug Mart, peek in the thrift store quickly (still looking for an end table!) and I need to get groceries as well. We'll probably go to Sobey's as they have more specialty items than the other grocery stores around us.
In the afternoon I need to get in a few hours of sewing if possible so I can sew like a mad woman! I am hoping to restock some oil pouches at the Merry Makers booth on Saturday and I haven't had time to get in sewing time for these yet, so with any luck I'll be able to spend a few hours tomorrow afternoon making a dent in some new oil pouches! A few small pouches and a couple large pouches would be nice to complete, but we'll see. If I can ignore the constant *pinging* from my devices I think I could definitely get done what I need to get done... but it seems like something or someone always needs me.
Then tomorrow night I'm out! Yay me!! I'll probably plan on something quick & easy for dinner tomorrow as we have tickets to the Grand tomorrow evening for a "Jeans & Classics" David Bowie & Prince tribute show! These were tickets I gave as child #2's birthday gift, so we're really excited for it! The show starts at 8pm, but I'm hoping to bus downtown so we'll have to leave early to make it on time. Then we'll cab home as I'm not so keen on hanging out downtown at 10:30-11:00pm at night waiting for a bus. Thanks, but no thanks. I don't mind being downtown after a show if I'm with my husband, 'cause if you've seen my husband, you know that nobody is going to bother us. LOL!!
Anyways, that's my day tomorrow!
As for today, I got back to sewing. I did end up taking off about 18 hours "off" from sewing which helped my wrists enough today so that I could be slowly productive. I crossed another order (8 cork wallets) and a donation for an auction off of my "to do" list. A friend is going on a missionary trip to Haiti in a couple of weeks and is having an auction in an effort to raise some extra funds to purchase more supplies before she leaves.
This friend of mine puts her all into these trips and funds them on her own, I think she's such an amazing person and I'm happy that I'm able to help her raise a bit of extra money to helps others in need! I'm also going to donate a mini oil pouch from my RTS (ready to ship) items so with any luck they sell well! I'll share the link to the auction when it goes live in case anyone is interested!
And on that note, it's almost 11pm and I'm absolutely exhausted. My nice, warm, ultra comfortable bed is calling me... I'm off!
Do you stick to a budget or prefer to "fly by the seat of your pants?"