Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Money Madness

Praise God I believe Davis is over the virus that hung on for 2 1/2 weeks. Thank you for praying and for all of the encouraging comments!

On to the title of my post. As many of you know I strive to be frugal... and at times I fail. I have an obsession with learning ways to be a"tightwad", "miserly mom", whatever you want to call it. I call it smart. Anyways, after looking at the budget I had the grand idea of NOT eating out for the whole month of March...David said we will call it March Money Madness, in efforts to save money of course. As I have written previously we spend waaaaaay to much eating out. I am too afraid to add it up to be honest... it will depress me. Even since being diagnosed with Celiac I have found some things that I can tolerate, and I have indulged. I haven't been taking my lunch to work as often and McD's has gotten the best of me....I can actually have their fries, so I have taken it upon myself to have them a couple of times per week. Ugh!

So starting today we are not eating out for 31 days! Oh my! What will I do over Spring Break? I guess we will pack an ice chest when we travel....hmmm... haven't thought of this one yet. Some of you may be thinking that this is crazy and it would be a cinch for your family... I am so proud of you! Some of you may agree you eat out too much. Feel free to leave your comments. I'd love to hear your thoughts and encouragement!

Today was tough on the kids, we always eat out on Sunday w/ family... today we declined. The kids threw fits, but they were short lived thank goodness. In all honesty this challenge will be most difficult for me.

I must go, the lasagna needs to be taken out of the oven!

* A good friend questioned why I didn't do it for February since there is only 28 days... good point! To late now.


The Lj's said...

you can do it and will feel so much better! It can be challenging on the nights you are tired but be strong and the end result will feel so good- knowing you could do it and saving money! Kudos to you!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

That is a challenge, but if you can get everyone in the family behind you and actually prove how much you saved they might really have fun with it! Good luck!

You ought to post your weekly menus for us(and tell us if you actually stuck with them!)

Melinda said...

Wow! Good luck to you guys. I am sure it is so hard living in the city and giving this particular thing up. But how rewarding it will be WHEN you succeed!

Amy said...

It is not easy, and mostly hard on you but it can be done! We have done it a few times. You eat alot healthier and save LOTS of money! yippee! Amy