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Today’s Plan!

Well I started my morning budgeting…fun fun. Looking at where my money has been spent so far. I was slightly depressed about my weekly spending over the past two weeks but in retrospect from the 23rd to the 29th my husband had to buy a new radiator for his truck (that was $182) and a new winter jacket for my daughter for next year (it was 50% off, the bill was $75). Then for the 1st to the 7th was my vet bill. I plan to be back on track for the rest of the month.

So I’ve always been a big believer that when you buy something then you can get rid of something. Kinda like shoes…when I buy new runners than I throw out the old, only keeping one spare pair. Or when you buy a new winter jacket, then we donate the old one to the Snowsuit Fund. Well my husband showed me the Canadian Tire flyer and they have 70% off a 5 piece stoneware set of cookware. Normally $99.99 for $29.99. He knows I prefer stoneware…so I will be picking that up and getting rid of the old stuff (actually giving it to Value Village). Also a 5 quart casserole dish by T-Fal is on sale for $19.99 regularly $59.99. My old one the bottom is peeling off, quite gross.

As far as groceries we don’t need much. Today’s menu is wings and pizza. Unfortunately I cooked my pizza this week as we came home late from the vet so I think I will make the pizza crust in my mixer (my friend says it’s really good). I have sausages and bacon in the freezer and I can use crushed tomatoes for the sauce. I can’t find my curry sauce for wings I used year’s ago so I need to check the internet since I got it there. I bought the wings awhile back because they were same price as buying the pre-sauced ones, which makes them healthier.

I really need to clean up since I work this weekend and March Break starts Monday. I only am working my regular Thursday so I can be home with the kids. Cody is involved with a program at the Y for ASD kids. 3 nights a week for $40 a session. My MIL gave me half towards it (she likes to help out with her grandchildren). Cody isn’t involved in sports where my daughter plays hockey and lacrosse most of the year.

We are having a birthday party for my daughter in 2 weeks since we aren’t around for her actual birthday weekend. I need to start planning and coming up with ideas (some frugal). She’s turning 11 and I would love some ideas. Anyone have some? I don’t want to go anywhere and would like to keep my cost low.

Budget end of week….

Number one biggest expense was my vet bill ($340), bless her soul in heaven. I realized I had to dig into my Emergency Fund big time this month.

I have $1000 and I have to pay the Vet Bill, my daughter’s lacrosse ($195). On the bright side, I bought few groceries and I got my water bill and I’ve been paying $40 a month on it. Turns out my bill is for $10.72.

My biggest problem for budgeting a week at time is that I use my credit card for my purchases so I get my PC Points but the problem is my cycle date starts from the 24th onward so it’s not a “true” month. But I’ve bought myself an accounting book to track my purchases.

I’ve got my meal plan for next week and since it’s March Break then I won’t need much as far as lunches go. I baked another 4 dozen cookies this week as I was running out and I haven’t had to buy any. The kids had rice krispie treats this week I made (cost was cheap compared to buying).

Back on track.