It's a new month. Are you ready! I certainly am as I know each day brings us closer to warmer days!! Not that I want to wish my life away, but I am itching for some time outside. I have been to the store for my big shopping trip. Actually four stores as I am working to stretch that grocery money! The new menu has been made.
The budget is complete. We did receive some disappointing news budget wise on Friday. Chuck found out that there will be no pay increases this year. Ugh! I guess we shouldn't be overly surprised as his company closed a facility in Virginia and California toward the end of 2015. Oh well, I will be grateful he has a job!
We have tried using the envelope system. I find that it doesn't always work. I don't like to carry a large amount of cash with me and keep forgetting to grab the envelope before I leave. We have come up with a solution. The money for gas is put on a gift card and then groceries and eating out funds will be left in the bank. I will carry a note card (thanks for the idea Laine!) with the amount available for eating out and groceries. I will adjust the amount as it is spent.
It is time to do some Spring cleaning! I used a Hallmark program on the computer to create a blank list for this purpose. Sure a piece of notebook paper would work just fine, but I do like pretty things!
The first room to tackle will be the kitchen.
I have been feeling a little bit of discontent around here. Usually when that happens I need to declutter and spruce things up a bit. I will tackle it one area, one room at a time.
I am looking forward to a month were I thrive!
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!