Monday, January 11, 2010

4 more days until pay day!

We made it through the weekend without spending money. Are you proud? Well you should be. It was really hard to sit around the house twiddling our thumbs for hours on end. This whole experience has really opened my eyes to how much money we waste. Everything I like to do involves spending money.

Our trip to Target to buy milk was horrible. They have lots and lots of clearance goodies right now. ADORABLE Christmas dresses were marked down to $4. Toys were marked 75% off. And there were rows and rows of shoes on clearance. I love finding a good deal, so it was really tough passing up all of those awesome deals. If I hadn't brought John along, I probably would have purchased Porgie some sparkly red dress shoes (they were 50% off!). But I was a good girl and kept my wallet closed.

Although we have enough food to feed our family for the next week, our other supplies are dwindling fast. As of today we need cat food, laundry detergent, dish liquid, and shampoo. These are things I didn't consider last week when we embarked on this crazy scheme. I might be able to stretch the detergent and shampoo for a few more days, but I am pretty sure we are going to have to buy the cats some food. Damn cats.

The good news is that my husband gets paid on Friday. And my blog will no longer be filled with boring ass "I have no money and life is soooooo hard" posts. THANK GOD.

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Hilarious! You are too funny! Great job on not spending at Target, red sparkly shoes are hard to pass up.

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Ella has some red sparkly shoes. She loves them:) She wears an 8, she'll probably outgrow them in a few months, because her feet grow at an alarming rate! I'll send them your way:)

And I to had no idea how much money I wasted until this little experiment. Sucks to be proven wrong:(

And doesn't EVERYTHING you want to do involve spending money these days! Everything I want to do with the kids cost. So, we sit at home, playing tea party all damn day! Luckily, my mom bought us a pass to Exploration Place so I plan on taking the kids once every week or so.

I am really proud of you for not spending money! You are rocking it!

misguidedmommy said...

dude. laundry soap gets me every fucking time EVERY TIME. uggg. and diapers. and it doesn't help that i am dead set on only buying apple mango tango gain laundry soap and fabric softener since they cost like a bajillion dollars. you would be amazed at how long you can go with out doing laundry...i have a lot of grannie panties i can wear while i'm waiting for laundry soap

Jeninacide said...

I hate it when you are on a strict budget and you're like, "OK! We're going to make it! EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT!" and then you run out of pet food. Pet food is damn expensive, and it's not like you can SKIP IT. ugh.

Mama Kalila said...

Aww... We get paid Friday too. Luckily we're not in that same boat, but we have been and its not fun. Hope the next few days pass quickly for ya!

Clare said...

you are doing awesome!! i can't believe it!! what did you do this weekend? we spent a ton of money on baby clothes, bedding, and a stroller, it never ends!

Antropóloga said...

You guys should get stuff in bulk or something!

4 dollar dresses??? I motherfucking need to leave this island and go to Target!

amanda said...

soooo proud of you at target - like soooo proud!

Mama Marshmallow said...

Target is so dangerous. I have decided not to go to certain spots just so I won't be tempted.