I am happy to say that this pay period is the first time in a VERY LONG time that I did not "rob" from the money market to make up for the fact that I did not plan the spending very well.
Now to some of you this may sound like a"duh" moment but for me it is exciting. A move in the right direction.
I got paid on the 15th. I took out $$ for clothes, another source of heat for the winter, and hockey tickets. I know that hockey games are not a necessity but we can afford it and I am starting putting a little bit aside every pay period so I can spend the $$ and not feel bad when hockey season starts us for fans like us whose team loses and doesn't make the playoffs.
The other source of heat for the winter: we are considering either a kerosene heater or this heater I heard about from Jenn Fowler on Frugalupstate.com. She has a buddy heater that runs on propane. We have a lot of small propane tanks that we use for tailgating when we go to Appalachian STate football games. And I know that it is just spring and winter is a ways off but I want to be prepared for it.
I miss reading Judy's blog because she was always planning ahead. I sure hope, if she reads this, she knows she is missed and I hope she is doing better.
Any plans for the weekend?