The Husband declared this â€œthe best sandwich everâ€:
He is so easy to please â€“ itâ€™s just a grilled cheese with an apple! 🙂
I had a shot of wheatgrass, the other 1/4 of the apple, and a chocolate orange slice on the side: 🙂
Other snacks of the afternoon included more chocolate orange slices, chips, and cereal. Not very balanced â€“ need more veggies!
WOW! I am so floored by how many of you identified with my recent spending problems! So many of you are in the same boat. :( But, TONS of the comments offer really great tips that Iâ€™m going to integrate all month!
I want to clarify that the Husband and I arenâ€™t broke-broke. :) Once I got the book deal, I quit my job to write. It takes a while to get the advance, so weâ€™ve been living off savings. We expect to be liquid again in a few weeks, so donâ€™t worry â€“ our anniversary trip to England is not in jeopardy (plus, thatâ€™s actually paid off).
However, this has been a blessing in disguise because it showed the Husband and I that we need to get our spending in control regardless of our cash flow issues. We want a house, a baby, and maybe another dog! I donâ€™t need Starbucks more than I want those big-ticket items.
Itâ€™s a simple equation:
Today, I decided to search my apartment for things I could sell. I listed three textbooks for sale on Half.com, and one sold within 3 hours for $60! Booyah! I also posted some household items on Ebay.com.
Next, I tackled my messy closet.
Before and After (donâ€™t judge me! Iâ€™m a very neat person, except when it comes to my closetâ€¦.):
I found about 10 name-brand shirts and pants in really good condition that Iâ€™m going to sell to the consignment shop later this week!
My wallet feels fuller than before. 🙂