Well, it’s official…I have frugal fatigue. As much as I hate labels, if the shoe fits, wear it. I am very close to the finish line and I am so ready to go to the grocery store and spend more than $5. Here is my spending since the last blog:
$379.20 = total amount spent from 2/1 – 2/19.
$3.45 = Chick-fil-A lunch for Callie at school
$10.09 = bananas, yogurt, and dye-free jello
$392.74 = total spent this month
That means we have $7.26 left for the next 4 days…that is an average of $1.82 per day. I feel like the train in the children’s book that keeps repeating, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”! It is amazing how much money we have saved this month. We are pondering how much to allow ourselves for the month of March. I can guarantee it will definitely be more than $400!
Be on the lookout for my final post for Frugal February. I will include things I have learned on this journey…the first of which is how much I love to grocery shop. The actual shopping part is not what I love so much. It is being able to fully stock my kitchen and nourish my family. As a wife and mother, to know that my family is well nourished and have healthy food to eat gives me peace and comfort. I have learned this month that God is ultimately our supreme comfort and He will generously supply ALL of our needs!!