*sigh* I did a terrible job in April!
April 29, 2009 1 Comment
It has not been a good month for me.
Some of my nasty money spending habits have reared their ugly head.
I made some stew last week, with the goal that it would provide me with 3-4 meals. Well, I overcooked it and it just tasted nasty. So after I meal I pitched it. Was an expensive, untasty one meal. But I guess that is part of the expense of making your own food. I haven’t been feeling much like cooking since this fiasco, so I have been eating out more (also bad) and eating breakfast out as well (terribly bad). So I know I’m VERY overbudget in the food categories this month.
Jack’s food has just wrecked havoc on my budget as well. I ended up this month spending about $80 extra just on his food!
All in all, I’ve spent $199 over my allotted budget for the month. And honestly, I just feel TERRIBLE about it. I don’t HAVE an extra $200 to spend on… well… NOTHING. It isn’t like I had to buy something this month or that I needed it real bad, I just spent my money poorly. Just a lot of grocery store shopping and trips to Starbucks that added up to me going completely over budget. Oh yes, my a few celebration dinners with friends who are getting married, birthdays, group picnics, ect. It all adds up.
I’ll need to refund my accounts for this $200 over, which means I’ll have even less money to spend come next month. It took me a long time to get out of the cycle of borrowing from the next month, so I’m really sad that I feel back in it this month.
Next month I need a better plan. I’ll need to just go to the grocery store once a week for my food purchases and actually try to PLAN out what I’m going to eat. Jack is already in the process of getting switched back to dog food, because I just can’t afford the time or money it takes to make him his own food.
I NEED to do better. I NEED to get out of this debt and make it on my own 2 feet.