Hello, my dazzling friends,
How's your Friday? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Are you ready
I can't believe it's almost June. We have only 4 days of school left, and this
Mom is a lot more excited about it than my kid. I'm a weirdo this way - I love to
spend time with my boys. I know, I might change my mind by the time they hit
puberty but I'll enjoy it while I can :)
We are trying to gear up for the first summer month financially too. We had
our big budget meeting today, and let me tell you - it will be painful! We have
our getaway for just the two of us coming up at the end of the month (we are going
to San Francisco, baby... I can't wait! We desperately need it). But there are
some other big expenses coming up. We have a big doctor's appointment for our
dog coming up - he needs shots, heart worm meds etc. He also needs to be
groomed 'cause he's getting really shaggy. Also our minivan needs emission and
registration, and last year's registration alone was $170. Grrrr!
So yeah, it aint' pretty, it will be one expensive month. With this in mind, we decided to try
to keep all the other expenses on the low side. My boys desperately need some
pajama pants but I might look into cheaper fabric to make them. The grocery budget will also stay the same for now. We will be really tracking every penny to see where it takes us. Hopefully, with warmer weather the produce will get
cheaper, and we’ll be able to stick to lighter meals and lots of salads.
We do not anticipate putting anything into savings but, hopefully, we won’t
need to dig into savings either. Keeping fingers crossed!
On the other hand, I managed to tuck away $310 in May. It’s not quite the $400
that I wanted but it still puts us up to $3910 in savings out of our yearly goal of
$10000. Not bad at all!