As you know, we've been doing great. This week-well this weekend-has been really tough. Meijer had a really great sale and, while I stayed in budget, I bought things that weren't immediate essentials. While it saves money in the long run to buy in bulk while on sale I don't want to make an excuse for why I over spent only 6 days before my challenge was over. Like I said, I still haven't gone over budget but I only have $10 left for the week and I have a feeling I'll be spending every last penny and making sacrifices of things we actually do *need* this week to do it.
Also, I desperately want to buy my kids a little gift. We're going on vacation soon and I really want to give them something new to play with on the plane. I have a few gift cards still to amazon so if one more can come through before tomorrow I will go ahead and get them what I want. It will mean putting $5 on the credit card but I'm going to be okay with that. After all, I've been wanting to get them these toys since I knew we were going on vacation and I've been really really patient. So I will spend the $5 and be okay with it.
In other news, we are about 3/4 of the way through with the fast (our Discover bill ends the first week of the month so we're counting from there) so with the numbers in we have currently saved $1500 and we are on track to come in at a grand total of $2000 worth of savings. Even if you count in the cash grocery money I have made more selling on ebay then I have spent at the grocery store this month so that $2000 savings is accurate. I can't wait to see that final Discover bill number and know that all our hard work paid off big time!