Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Wednesday, breaking old habits
Yesterday Hub's just had to go to the store, he said we needed groceries. Okay I thought we needed milk. But he had his list. So I said ,"let me see the list" I crossed off, salad dressing, and ketchup as those things are in the storage. He only spent $26.15, on lunch meat (yuck) sliced cheese (he can't slice his own?) milk ( we needed) Crackers ( none of them whole wheat) oatmeal (his kind) and flax seed (he did not have that on the list and we have an entire container in the cupboard) SO happy he spent over $26.00 on groceries. But I can't start harping at him this early in the year. Hub's also received a ticket in the mail for running a red light in the city of Spokane. He was not familiar with the traffic patterns and got stuck in a lane out in the middle and had to gun it to keep from getting hit, but he still got flashed and a nice little bill for $136.00 which I will make him pay out of his savings. See how mean I am? But I know how unobservant he is so I blame him not the traffic.( I'm not a witch, I'm your wife....)
Yesterday, I went to Joanns and spent $19.25. Needs, and bargains. So I must stay out of Joanns, as I am as bad as my Husband. I needed bias tape, and a yard of coordinating fabric, but not the double flannel remnants. (they were just so soft and gorgeous and I plan to make my son-in law a denim and flannel car blanket) Smack me and it was only the second of January, I am weak I tell you, sniveling and weak.
I also get the rite aid adds and plan how I am going to score things with points. However I am no Sluggy. ( my idol, *sigh*) I do save money but I don't need anything. I have a good stockpile of things. It is just that I was sad to see that part of my week I look forward to is figuring out the deals I can get and now I have to put that aside. I also love perusing the grocery adds which come out today and going in for the loss leaders. I do not need to buy any food right now. Both freezers are stuffed and my storage has enough of everything for almost a year. I would buy butter if it was on a good deal but other than that? SO now another of my joys is gone.
As you can see I entertain myself by shopping. I justify my entertainment by telling myself I am saving money. I am SPENDING MONEY.
One thing I have done in the past is to stay out of the stores. If I don't go in, I don't spend.
I also have plenty to do here and plenty of projects to complete. I can entertain myself with things I can do around the house.
By the way the large table in the shop is half cleaned. I hope to complete it today. I will not go into a store today. I will have a no spend day. Unless they have butter on sale.......:) Snark!
I am really taking this serious, I am, I just use humor to beat myself up.
Have a great and productive day, staying positive while you are in the negative.