NOT spending money is HAAARRRDDD!!! Spending money is easy.
This is has been a difficult month, mentally for me. I've been keeping a mental ledger of all of the things I would have spent, take Tuesday for example. We were running errands and where I would normally take the boys to Starbucks we had to decline, and then decline a playdate that I think would have cost us about $20 to $30, and then I don't normally even think twice about what I throw in the cart at Target as long as I come in under $75 or so. It has been an eyeopener, not being able to just toss this or that in. And I have cut WAY back since I've been staying home.
I went to Nordstrom to sign for my boots and the guy told me I could take them home and then he saw me eyeing a pair of black flats that were such a "good deal" and I had to regretfully decline. Never have I just said "No, I'm only here to pick up my boots, thanks." AGHHH!!!
But this isn't a pity party. I chose to do this. I am determined to finish it. I've got $22 bucks left and just over a week. This is the last leg and somehow I don't think it will be any easier, but I am super excited to see the results. I figured, in the most general sense, I will have cut back this month's budget by like $600.
Mr. Dunbar asked me if I was just going to go buy all of the things I didn't get in July in the month of August, I hadn't really thought of that. Hmmmm?
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