It really is the little things that make me happy.
I've been trying hard to stick to a budget and get our spending to a min. This will hopefully help when our baby arrives and income gets cut.
One area I've been working on is our grocery bill. I've been trying to go every two weeks when we get paid and stretch it further if I can. I am trying to spend $200 a month and I only use Patrick's tip money for groceries. Last time I went I went a little over because I had to buy Kirby's food. I spent $115. That means this time I could spend $85. I counted Patrick's tips last night... $85. So when I made out the list I tried to not add anything we didn't really need. I also added up in my head how much I thought each item would cost. It was around $85. Great!
On my lunch break I went to Kroger and had 40 min or so to get all this done. I added and subtracted as I went along. As the lady was ringing up my items, I was watching the total. I thought the Kroger discount had already come off when the total came to $98 I was a little bummed but it was still under $100. Then she pushed a button and off came the discounts. I was so excited. My new total was $85.00 EVEN. I was so happy. I called Patrick and my mom and told them all about it. I told Patrick I knew I was a dork getting excited about a grocery bill total, but I guess that's what my life is coming to. :)
ah, the little things.