Not with oranges or bowling pins, but with my budget. I had previously logged my train tickets as "big ticket" items -- not coming out of variables -- but after finding out yesterday that my dentist visit was totally covered by insurance, I decided to transfer the train tickets into variables. That brings variables to 106% -- but my average for the year so far is only 84%, so I think it's a good move. Big ticket items come out of savings, and I want to preserve that as much as possible.
There was one more cost that went into that variables percentage -- I renewed my license plate registration. It was only $25. As a "senior below a certain income" I get this nice discount. Otherwise, it would be $151.
My bathroom needs a major overhaul. I'm saving for that. Most people would take out a loan, but I'm determined to save for it -- or at least save a big chunk of it. I don't want to pay interest, and I don't want to have another monthly payment. It may take a long time, but I'm patient! And it's always good to have a goal.