Lunches are hard. I love to cook but I actually hate meal times. I spend hours sometimes cooking only to have my kids turn up their noses every single time at what I make. It doesn't matter. At least one kid will hate it. This week Jamie didn't want pizza. Cheese pizza. Seriously?? So I dislike meals, especially lunch because it's so rushed. I feel like I have to get something on the table in just a few minutes. Usually lunch is a bunch of leftovers thrown together or cheese and crackers or PB&J. Today on the way home from church I was SO tempted to buy lunch. It was very hard to resist. But right there was saved $20. (Probably more actually).
Today a bunch of my auctions ended on ebay. These are things I found while cleaning (I started this challenge early, I couldn't wait!) and listed on ebay. I also listed things on craigslist and a local neighborhood for sale site. I made $55 on ebay this week and $65 on the other listings. That's a total of $120!! Now realize we haven't even spent that much in the past 5 days! John filled up before this challenge started and he hasn't gone to work much this week because of the holidays. And the *only* money I've spent is the $37 on groceries. Pretty encouraging!
Hoping that tomorrow I can list more things that I have in the closet that I didn't get around to yet. Another big day is Wednesday. Every Wednesday I check the Discover balance. We spend about 90% of our money on there (pay it off in full every single month and we get cash back.) So I have a pretty good idea of where we should be at if we were spending. I'm excited to see our hard work actually paying off in black and white.