Struggling a bit. Suddenly 1400 seems so low. Got to stay focused on the big picture.
Yesterday I grocery-shopped early in the morning. My grandson had promised to take pepperoni to school for "mystery sandwich" day, but didn't tell anyone till it was almost too late. I volunteered to get it and I bought a few items for myself: paper towels, detergent, cat food, kitty litter, canola oil, half & half, poppy seeds, toothpaste, bacon, turkey sausage, and salad mix. $51. Then I delivered the pepperoni to my grandson as he was climbing in the car to go to school. Tragedy averted.
Later in the day I completed the application to get a new birth certificate. $18.
I paid my bills, which included my mortgage and three credit cards, Discover, Visa and Kohl's. And I sent $20 in Easter cards to my Florida grandchildren.
While reading Dollar Stretcher, I was prompted to try missingmoney.com, and, lo and behold, I found a payment from Indiana Gas (to me) being held in North Carolina. All I know is it is less than $50, but I ordered a check. Maybe it will be enough to pay for the birth certificate!
Today's plans are to do laundry and finish listening to the audiobook I checked out for my trip. Plus, I have some cooking to do -- I want to make curried carrot soup, crustless quiche, and cook off a chicken breast I took out of the freezer. It's cold again, so a good day to stay inside and get things done.