Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was the typical one for me, a little work, grocery shopping and trying to set the budget. This was a shopping budget that included restocking, we were almost out of everything. That can get costly, I try to keep things we need in stock, you know…toiletries, laundry needs, paper towels & toilet paper. I buy all those things in bulk, so that means we made a trip to Sam’s Club this weekend. I have a love/hate relationship with Sam’s Club. I love it because of buying in bulk and it is cheaper to me, but hate it because when we get to the register, we spend anywhere from $150 – $300 every time we go. I just shake my head, because the Mr. is like a kid in Toys R Us when we go to Sam’s Club. He literally throws everything he needs or wants in the basket. Then looks at me and says, what did we buy for $200? Really?? How about all those things you just had to have? His thinking is we need it, so we may as well get it. He doesn’t believe in doing without or buying discount, brand X as he calls it. He says he works hard and he will get what we need and most of what we all want. I support that and make adjustments on the budget in other ways.
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Now we are good on everything for a while. I don’t like running out of anything and it will stop all those little trips to the grocery store around the corner that charges more for everything. Sometimes living by a budget is a challenge, but it’s necessary right now because of plans we have in the making. More on that in a few months. I am pretty much in charge of the money, I do okay, could do better. I have to cut back on things like shopping every payday and eating out. We manage to pay the bills and keep the house going, that is the goal. We eat out on payday, shop when the girls have a need which as most of you that have children know is almost every week. My youngest needs clothing and shoes right now because she is growing out of everything, even things I purchased three months ago. I can’t keep up with her sometimes, she’ll come home and say something is too little. My current budget includes my big plans, summer school, clothing and activities. Whew, I need another gig! Have a blessed day everyone!