I just don't think that I can get our monthly spending much lower. Rrrrrr, I think that this is the best that I can do. So for the past four weeks, we spent $510.68. We have $480 budgeted so we went over by $30.68. I'm ok with this one. I still have $3 in Jewel cats, $11 in CVS bucks, and $8 in Walgreens cats. So if I subtract those, I'm at $488.68.
We had to buy some supplies for our little getaway so that is what pushed us over. Instead of going out to eat, I splurged and bought microwavable meals to save money. In the end, it was probably worth it.
And then there was the Den problem. He said about two weeks into the four weeks that he was going to change it up and redo the way that we shop.(I can hear you groaning) He thought that the budget/meal plan was a little to restrictive. Yup, so when it came time to shop, he bought what he wanted. And then when we needed to stock up again, he wasn't up to redoing the monthly menu. So I had to sort it all out when we needed to stock up. My guess is he will just follow the menu plan next time around. Or I hope he will!
I'll let you know what happens in the next four weeks. I would love to have a $300 month. I'm such a loser. This is what I aspire to!
Thanks for letting me ramble,