I didn't cook one meal at home last week. We went to a casino. We pampered ourselves with a mani & pedi for hubby, and a half leg wax & pedi for me. I bought undergarments from the Gap. We bought a new GPS to replace the one that got stolen. We went for ice cream with the kids, just because. I bought Ice Caps for the grown ups and smoothies for the kiddies one day. To the tune of $15.00!!
My bank account is crying from all the bleeding it's been doing.
But now it's over. We're back to our normal, frugal-ish ways. Last week, I was fortunate to have next to no work to do, so I spent time with my family. And we spent money. Lots of it.
This week is going to be about getting things semi-organized and prepared for submitting my income tax. I have to work a couple of days this week also. Then there is the yard sale to prepare for. My office area is in need of a good cleaning, to get all the piles of papers filed where they belong.
I don't regret spending on any particular item that I did (well, maybe the casino). I have my
Yes, I spent a lot of money, but during the same week I put over $8000 into various planned spending and long-term savings pots, as well as almost $7000 paid toward various debts. I didn't spend anywhere near as much on frivolous things as I put toward our goals.
I'm putting my nose to the grindstone again. $709 to go on the Emergency Fund and $3500 for the lawyer retainer. I will do this.