Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Whew!...Payday is tomorrow...

but I was very lucky this week...my daughters paid their cell phone bills (i.e. checks to me!) which gave me a bit more cash...$67.00 to be exact. My neighbor brought over a huge bowl of fruit salad thanking me for taking her mail in while she was away. That was wonderful since I didn't buy too much produce over the weekend. AND....my gas tank lasted with a little less than 1/2 a tank because I was VERY careful not to use the car for unnecessary trips! (There was a HUGE lesson in that one for me).


Since I didn't have any cash to spend on me or the kids, I discovered the library again and was able to take out a couple of movies and books. I think I may cancel Netflix....
Because I needed to be creative this week, I came up with a dinner that was "frugal" but delicious! Last night we had egg drop soup and grilled cheese sandwiches...everyone loved it! We are running low on a couple of must haves (i.e. milk, eggs, bread) so I'm definitely glad there will be more money for the jars tomorrow!

One of the lessons I've learned from these past two weeks has been to not spend all of the money the first week...otherwise it makes the second (and) some of the third week scary....

I did spend on my daughter's bed -- that came from savings, but I had anticipated that....

Bottomline, I LIKE (read not love) using cash. I'm sure I would have spent a couple hundred more dollars had I not used cash. So, I will continue with my jars.....and hopefully I won't get messed up with our upcoming vacation to the lake....I'd hate to run out of money there...

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's great, Sharon! Keep it up. I plan to fund my envelopes fresh for August! :)

Canadian Saver said...

Very impressive Sharon!!! You really stretched that money as far as you could :-) I'm glad you had a generous neighbor... I find that happens often, we'll receive something we need when we least expect it.

Can't wait to hear how it goes with your next pay period!

Fabulously Broke said...

That's wonderful!

CT Mom said...

Good for you! I'm happy that tomorrow is payday, too - this has been the longest month ...

Francois said...

Hi Sharon

I've enjoyed reading about your month so much! :)

I'm glad you're finally going to get to fill up those jars again.

Good luck for August!! I'll be following!!

Francois

Sharon said...

Thanks everyone! I honestly believe that if I didn't have you guys looking out for me (and keeping me honest!) I may not have been so successful!
I really appreciate all of you!!!!

asgreen said...

It sounds like you did really well! Good luck in August. I'm sure it will be easier this time around.

Annie said...

I found your site through Gail Vaz Oxlade and I'm so happy to have more blogs to read that relate to finances, saving, frugal living, whatever you want to call it. It's so encouraging to have others' experiences to help me over a bump or through a bad patch.

Good luck with your next pay period! I will definitely be coming back to read and follow your progress (and hopefully glean some ideas I can use myself!) :-)

Sharon said...

Annie!
Thanks for visiting! I love Gail's show "Till Debt do Us Part". It helps to see other people handle their finances! Glad you'll be around to check up on me! I'll look forward to it!
Sharon