OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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Almost a No Spend Day

Things were going along pretty darn good today.  Work was busy, I had packed my lunch and brought it with me.  Sometimes I pack it and leave it on the table at home.  Is that a Freudian slip?  Did I really want to eat out?  Probably.  We had family over for dinner tonight to celebrate my daughter's birthday.  As she was opening her gifts and reading her cards, I realized that I did not put the intended money in her birthday card.  Great.... another 40.00 our of my Just in Case envelope.  ( I was not upset that I had to give the money, I was ticked that I did not plan for it earlier!)  That leaves 30.00 dollars in that envelope till next Friday.

I really need to plan better for Birthdays and now Christmas which is just around the corner. I imagine it will get better over time, especially since I plan on operating on a cash only basis.   Otherwise, things have gone pretty smoothly the last few days.  Now.... If I can just get myself to the gym.....

3 comments:

Jane said...

Feeling your pain...I didn't put a column in my budget for Christmas and birthdays so am scrambling around now for "extra" money, but not sure where I'm going to find it! Trying to eat less....lol

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

I guess we will have to plan better for next year's holidays and Birthdays! Good Luck with the eating less!! That will probably not work for me :) I will have to come up with plan B...

Sharon said...

It's the birthday party invitations for the kids that throw me off. $20 here and $20 there. Christmas is the next hurdle, and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to do it and still reach my goals this year...

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