We have finished up our first week of the spending freeze! Remember, we built in that we would buy milk, bread, and produce (Gas, also, obviously.) when it was needed. Otherwise, we were guaranteed to fail. We actually don’t use milk or bread super often. Produce is a must around here though.
I realized on day 2 or so that I was about to run out of Thieves oil. Listen, it is cold and flu season. Thieves is the #1 tool in my wellness toolbox. How I did not think about it before, I don’t know. I thought of E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G else. I broke our freeze to buy some more Thieves. I don’t regret it for a moment. I wish I had thought of it just a few days before, so that our freeze would have been successful in week one.
It hasn’t been too difficult aside from that. Though, I would give anything for a cherry coke from Sonic. I am sure that it will get more difficult toward the end of the month. I wrote out a bit of a skeleton menu plan through the end of February so that I wouldn’t be scratching my head trying to figure out what to make.
I was really thankful to see Jordan’s post about getting out of debt in 3 steps yesterday. She and her husband paid off a tremendous amount of debt on an income similar to ours in a very short time. So inspiring.
It’s just a short update this week, since it’s still the beginning. I’m not counting on it staying easy. Haha!