Okay – so I’m not doing to bad at the challenge itself, but I’m doing a horrible job of posting about it. I can’t share many details but the last several days have been tough. There has been job loss, broken vehicles and appliances, and worst of all, we lost a very dear family friend.
I’m juggling so many things right now that I feel like my head may explode. Before you fuss at me for posting at all, I know this post (or series) is not important in the big scheme of things, but I’m suffering from insomnia so writing gives me something to do and something else to focus on that’s not so hard… so here I am.
On Saturday I got up, delivered my only cake order (above), then came home to rest. That night, my two oldest boys cooked supper. My husband was working and I didn’t feel great so I told them it was their responsibility. They did an amazing job of making Red Beans & Rice with Sausage (completely from scratch). YUM! (we have lots of chicken and sausage in our freezer, so you might see a recurring theme with our meals 😉
And I also know this – I didn’t spend any money Saturday. YAY!
Sunday our church planned an impromptu Super Bowl viewing after our Sunday evening service. They asked us to all bring finger foods/drinks so we ran to town for lunch after church (again, Richy was working) and stopped by the dollar store for drinks, chips and dip. I also brought extra cupcakes to the party (those look like football cupcakes, right? 😉 )… and the Triscuits I bought the day before.
Money spent: $40.32 (I know – it’s a lot but we bring a lot of extra bodies to any party so I always feel the need to bring lots of whatever.)
Monday was another “impromptu” day. My brother and his wife decided to host “Taco Night” with family and neighbors! I had planned chicken for supper so I decided to make Chicken Enchiladas to take to the get-together (based on what I thought I had in my pantry)!
Unfortunately, I realized I didn’t have tortillas or salsa verde on hand after I told my brother I’d bring a huge pan of enchiladas… so when in town for Girl Scouts, I stopped by the grocery store and grabbed those two things plus 2 loaves of bread and 2 gallons of milk*.
Money spent: $25.51
Tuesday was another no-spend day. Which was easy – because I didn’t leave the house! 🙂
And that’s it… you’re caught up on the last 4 days!
Days spending 6-9: $65.83
Total for February so far: $180.33 (8 gallons of milk so far… so about a gallon a day?!)*
*Recently someone asked me how much milk a family of 8 drank and I guessed 6-8 gallons a week. I thought it would be fun to track it this much and see how much we actually use!