Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coming to the End of Week 2

Okay, so this no spending has been good for me. I actually went shopping with my daughters yesterday and didn't spend a thing!!! Well,,,not completely true. I had to by a Birthday gift for a friend's child who is like a granddaughter to me and I bought some dog food. But I walked through Goodwill and didn't buy anything. Was it hard?? Yes, but I actually had to ask myself, "Do you really NEED anything right this minute and can you live without it".. the answer was YES!! I'm pretty proud of myself for staying on task and not making purchases just to shop or because I just love something. I'm really trying very hard down size and to make better use of my money and to make wise and smart choices about what I buy. I think the lesson that I'm really learning from doing this is that I make a lot of unnecessary purchases.
So, it's on to the start of week 3 and I continue to learn from this experience and really feel that this will make me a better steward of my money that God has put into my hand. A lot of prayer goes into each day regarding this... Now,,, if I can get my physical fitness in order..I'll be good! 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

End of Week One

Well, I have to admit it's been okay not spending unnecessary money. I've only purchased the following..
Gas..30.00 ( I live in a small town and have to commute to work every day)
Lunch to go to my second job..3.96 for a sandwich and a coffee
Mail 2.68 , since I don't have a library in my town I have to pay to mail books back to our State Library
Walmart 20.81 I needed a new Cricut mat for my Cricut machine in order to make my own cards and finish up some scrap booking. Bought a head of lettuce and some celery too.
So, as you can see, I'm trying very hard to stick to my plan. I haven't' shopped at Goodwill (heart breaking right now)... and I plan on continuing my quest to not spend unnecessarily.  The up coming week I have a dentist appointment and am working a little bit more. I'm finding that I'm using things in my cupboard that haven't been used in awhile and getting creative on meals. So the end of week one.. Week two ...Bring it On!!!