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Daily Expenses 12/7

December 8th, 2007 at 07:20 am

Did pretty good this week on discretionary expenses. I made lunch and dinner pretty much every day instead of eating out like we normally would do. The only problem with cooking at home is that there are so many dishes to wash all the time.

We splurged at Albertson's last night. We bought King Crab Legs and Steak for about $33 for the whole family. DS didn't have a good day at school. He had given his ex-girlfriend another suicide note and she gave to the counselor, who in turned called me. Luckily, we were going to his therapist today and was able to get it all out in the open. So he needed a little lift. If we had that at a restaurant it would have been at least twice that amount if not more.

Albertson's - $49
Mortgage - $679

Total $728

I'm also feeling pretty good aboutnot spending money. I'm not feeling deprived because I have a goal - to be a SAHM.

5 Responses to “Daily Expenses 12/7”

  1. homebody Says:

    Dinner around a table at home is also family therapy, everything I ever read about family talks about how important this is.

    If you really keep at the budgeting and really think through each purchase, it will get easier and easier.

    As far as caffeine withdrawal, I understand this as I used to be addicted to fountain diet coke (had to be fountain and I have migraine headaches), I take it you are not a coffee drinker. Why don't you just have some coke at home or .... get off it. I rarely drink it anymore, only as a treat, I had to wean off it using Excedrin. I also had to wean off the Excedrin by starting with two tablets, then cutting one tablet in two and taking 1.5, then 1, then 1/2 over several days.

    Someone suggested Menvelops, may I suggest www.youneedabudget.com. We have been using it for over about a year now and it has made a huge difference.

    I am enjoying your posts.

  2. lkk0718 Says:

    Keeping coke in the house would be BAD. I would literally sit at the computer and drink a 2L of coke all day. So I refuse to keep any soda in the house since I have absolutely no self-control. Today I woke up without any headaches so I think I'm over the hump now.

    THANKS for the ideas. I checked out www.youneedabudget.com and it's got some great ideas. I already use excel to track all my expenses by category, etc.

  3. Amber Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your son, stick in there with him. Attempted suicide myself (twice) it is very hard battling depression and sometimes when you are suicidal (in my case) even when you have people around you still feel as though you are alone. You have got to get him over the ex, that seems to be his hurdle
    GOOD LUCK

  4. frugalhousewife Says:

    I am also sorry to hear about your son. Sending prayers and good thoughts for brighter days ahead!

    You are doing great with cooking at home. I am not a big fan of cleaning up after cooking myself. Have you ever thought about trying freezer cooking? I may make one mess cooking but get three meals out of it. Many people think you can only do that with casseroles, but there are many more options. It also helps on those hectic days when you do not have time or do not feel like cooking. I have meals on hand and am not tempted by take out.

    As for the soda addiction, I use to pretty much drink only soda. I have been a water person for about a year now. I do use the Lipton caffeine free flavor pouches to jazz it up. I do have the occasional soda as a treat, but they are not that good to me any more.

  5. koppur Says:

    Blessings for your whole family and your son. I have been in his spot, and it's a hard place, even with people around.

    Good luck and many blessings!

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