April 21, 2009


Hmmph. We finally sat down and looked at our recent spending...starting w/the trip to Vegas, we've been BLOWING our budgeted spending out of the water. And we haven't stopped - of course, there's not much we could do about it. We had already paid for and scheduled a vacation in March w/Hubby's Dad. And that cost almost TWICE what we had budgeted - not including the broken collarbone that we had to pay for up front. Then I had to pay for braces starting in Feb - so that is a big chunk of change + $150 a month for a year. UGH! Then, the oldest had ZERO clothes that fit anymore. I had to buy him jeans that didn't leave red marks on his waist and shirts that didn't look so tight. THEN the oldest son and daughter had ZERO spring clothes (THANK GOODNESS the middle son can wear hand-me-downs from the older son and that I bought nice enough clothes that those are still in awesome shape).

So, we're buckling down. Yesterday, I resolved to bring my lunch to work, which is RARE for me. YAY! Didn't spend an extra $15!

BUT then I had to take Older Son to the dr for a strep test and a urine test. $20.
Anti-biotics - probably another $10.
Sundae for son for getting his throat stabbed - $3.

Then, ToddlerT had swim lessons and was too hungry for dinner to wait until he got home, so a $3 happy meal for him.


So today is Urologist appt. = $40 + goodnessKnowsWhat after that.

I also feel like I should take son to lunch because it's a rare day that it is just me and him....thoughts?


enjanerd said...

If the weather holds out, pack a lunch and have a picnic or something. Out of the ordinary location, but you can still eat cheap.

Katie said...

Gah! I hate it when the budget goes down the crapper. It happens to us pretty much every month!