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January 3rd, 2019 at 06:44 am

Yesterday I spent $40 at Sam's for dishwasher pods, fabric softener sheets, bread and fruit bars. Then I went to PetSmart, where I spent $43 on cat food and fish food. On to Aldi, where I spent $5 on snacks to keep in the car. This is my new strategy with the boys -- a bag of assorted snacks in the car, to keep them from bugging me to go to McDonalds or Steak N Shake. They're still in Florida, and won't go back to school till Monday, but I'll be ready for them!

Variables are at 26%.

Today I plan to make a library trip; no other outing.

I got the lights off the tree and packed up; now it's just a matter of taking the tree apart and putting it away. However, the box for the tree is at the back of a deep well-packed closet, so I will have to move everything out and back in. Oh well, extra exercise.

I plan to make some granola today. No other cooking, as I have lots of casserole left and plenty of food in the freezer.

I've joined the Frugalwoods' challenge, but I am basically just reading along. My frugal habits are well-entrenched. I do expect that this will be a low grocery month. My biggest expense will be the semi-annual auto insurance, which is due to hit today. Next month I will have another big expense, when the property tax is due. I save for these expenses all year, so it is not a big deal.

3 Responses to “Spending”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great plan to stock the car with snacks! Hopefully better on your wallet and maybe (?) healthier too. Good luck getting your tree box out, must have been difficult at the beginning of the season too if you keep it tucked in back all year.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, it was, but it was formerly in basement storage, which was even more difficult since I had to get the heavy box up and down three flights. So I'm happy about it. I did get it done today, too!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Fantastic, CB! I'm sure does feel good to get a task done we are dreading.

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