Thursday, July 2


I did say I was gonna get better about blogging, didn't I? Oops...
What to report? We spent some money on Kasen's birthday party, but not too much. We bought some cheese, drinks, crackers, & stuff for me to make a cake, there was also a pinata & the stuffings. He got 3 presents, (actually 4, but the 4th got left at the store & we didn't realize until it was way too late to do anything about it - boo!), none of which were overly spendy (I think there were all in the $20-$30 range). Mimi & Papa Wayne got a bounce house for the party, which the kiddos loved. I'm sure we spent more cooling the house for those few hours than we did on everything else. ha! Gotta love Texas. ;)
We're not being quite as strict as we were the first half of the year, but we're still not rushing out to buy stuff or going out to eat often. We've made huge strides (I need to ask Luke about the debt left so I can update the ticker), and it will pay off in the long run. -Even if it is really hard right now.
A wonderfully generous person gave me some birthday money, so I went to Sam Moon & bought a new purse. I really wanted a new one, but I couldn't buy it thanks to this challenge. Now I'm a happy lady! (Thank you kind soul.) I do need some shoes still, so I might break the rules for that... but I'm trying to hang in there.
I don't recall if I shared this early-on, but back in December I hid $100 (cash!) away to see if I could go all year without spending it. Guess what? It's July & I still have that money hidden away. Yay! (No ideas - you'll never find it.)
That's about it for now. I really will try to update more often. Really.


Dina said...

great job overall Helen! you are changing the way you think about money and that is what will stick with you! do something fun with that $100 in December!! :)

Crystal said...

That's awesome Helen! You're right - it will be well worth it in the end!