A Successful First Week January 7, 2013Posted by phoenixhopes in Finances, Spending Diet.
I made it through the first week of my Spending Diet successfully. The week has been pretty uneventful — I’ve been working my way through the food in the refrigerator and haven’t even been tempted to go grocery shopping. I’m getting low on milk and will need to make yogurt by the end of the week so will plan to go shopping Thursday evening or Friday. I still have some vegetables in the fridge and freezer so it might be the only item I need to buy is milk. If it turns out I also need fresh produce, I’ll head to Garden Fresh Market as they have a great selection at a good price.
I’ve cooked more than normal this past week and came up with a great mushroom soup and a turkey shepherds pie. I work from home tomorrow and will make a pot of sausage lentil soup with lots of carrots and celery. That will taste great and help warm the apartment.
I did spend some of my “free” money this week. I returned something at Barnes and Noble and looked through their half-price calendars. I was hoping to find a Non Sequitur page-a-day calendar but those were all gone. Instead I found a lovely page-a-day from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The calendar definitely wasn’t a need, but since I used my “free” money the purchase was allowed.
I will need to venture into the stores by the end of the week. I’ll share how I’m preparing for my shopping trip later this week.