So, this budget thing we’re trying…January was a complete flop. We conceded defeat a couple weeks ago. There are definitely a couple tweaks that need to be made…Like remembering that the bambino will need money for his school lunch account. Acceptance of the fact that once a week, we’re going to order from George’s. Or that no matter how much willpower I think I have, I should NOT carry the envelopes around with me. Especially on those days where nothing but Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies from the vending machine will satisfy my sweet tooth, and lo, and behold, there are still two one dollar bills in the grocery envelope. It’s food, so it counts, right? Um, no.
There were other unplanned things…Sort of. A group of us decided to have a belated holiday get-together at Cubby’s one evening, which meant dinner and drinks. I knew it was coming, but I forgot to allocate cash for it, which meant dipping into savings. Oops. But that was worth it for the meal I chose–A Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwich. Theirs was on ciabatta, and used traditional romaine, as well as bacon, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing. Mine is a Roasted Chicken Caesar Sandwich also on ciabatta (multigrain), with romaine, bacon, Caesar dressing, and Parmesan.
And tater tots.
Cubby’s gives you that option (I believe you can also get potato chips, waffle fries, or sweet potato fries). I’m pretty sure they deep-fry theirs, but I bake mine until they’re super-crisp.
Now that February’s started, we’ll try again with the budget. We got a break in that I got a bonus check from work, which meant stocking up on groceries, as well as other necessities. And since we also found out we’re going to need some car repairs in the very near future, we can reallocate some of the grocery allowance to the car maintenance envelope. Every little bit helps, right?