Friday, January 4, 2013

Quiet & Cold!

So the weather here has been quite cold this week, I haven't wanted to do much except drink tea and read blogs by the woodstove!

But work I must, I've put away some Christmas, still have more to do, my Christmas collection is quite large after 30yrs. and the kids wanted alot put out this year, so now putting it away is on the agenda, hope to finish up this weekend.

Next week I am planning on getting my business receipts together, should take a few days!

I have had 3 no spend days so far, today need to go to town to get some chicken food, but none for us! Still planning on pantry/freezer eating for another week!

Menu so far this year...
1/1  Lasagna, salad and french bread
1/2  Left-overs of above
1/3  Chicken Tacos (leftover chicken from Sunday)
1/4  Sloppy Joe's & Salad
1/5  Homemade Pizza
1/6  Roast
1/7  Chicken Noodle Soup (rest of chicken)
1/8  Spaghetti
1/9  Pork Chops & Rice
1/10 Chili
1/11 BBQ Burgers & Oven Fries
1/12 Chili Dogs
All the food I make is from scratch, I don't buy any freezer or convenience foods.  I need to start baking bread weekly again, I have been a slacker there.

I've made my budget for payday next week, I am hoping things work out the way I have planned!

How is everyone's pantry eating going this month?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2013 to everyone!!  Spent the morning posting the last of 2012 personal receipts.

I have been really good about keeping track of our expenses for the year, problem is we spent 10K over what DH made.  That $$ came from our tax return, my business and our rental property.

My goal this year is to catch up on bills and live on what DH brings home. I am tired of transfering money all around constantly, it just makes me short somewhere else.

We were invited last night to go have drinks with friends, I declined, we had the kids home and we were having our own party.  Today we were invited to go out to dinner with other friends, said sorry, already have dinner planned and started.

I am planning on no spend days till payday on the 11th.

Sure hoping I can keep up this stamina!!