Things are really mundane around here lately...we are 10 days into our no spend month and when I woke up on Sunday my husband said I was being trendy (I am never trendy) because there were two separate articles in the newspaper about families using February as a no spend month. So I felt a little between validated and pathetic. Our no spend month may not be like the families in the paper who spend less than $10 a week..but I am pretty darn proud of the first week and a half...hopefully we can make it through the long haul. I spent $87 the first week, which was on gas and groceries. Our family grocery budget is insane. We have a family of 8 and every one of us can eat like truckers,especially the littles. For instance when I am grilling up chicken breast for one weeknight dinner I put TEN chicken breast on the grill. That will feed everyone AND if I hide one, Marc can make a lunch for work the next day. So needless to say our grocery bill is higher than our mortgage payment...usually. I do feel a tad guilty that the stash of the cash is going directly into a Mommy and Daddy ONLY vacation fund...but seriously we need to get away and have some time without the constant chore and tag team parenting schedule we have going. I know the kids will benefit from having their parents happy for sure :) Plus the littles don't even realize anything has changed..so far.
I was bummed to have to shell out almost $30 this week on valentines stuff...does that make me a total scrooge ? It's just busting up my cheapo groove that's all.
I'm also spending this month getting organized and getting rid of a bunch of needless stuff.. trying to trash or donate at least one garbage bag o' stuff a day. So all of the time I save from running errands,,, I spend getting stuff in order around here.
So the month of February sure may not be to exciting around here, but it feels like a fresh start. A cleansing of sorts. I will keep you posted about how I am feeling about my lack-luster month in a week or two.
How is that for excitement :)
We do have a family fun side trip in March that has been in the works for months. So we are all looking forward to that as well. Disney on the CHEAP :) Sunshine here we come :)