Saturday, May 1, 2010

2 Challenges

Tonight I came to share two challenges.

1. Get all trim in the house done by May 1, with the exception of Sinclaire's room, the bathroom, and the laundry doors.

Well, I think we will almost make it, with the exception to the small side pieces to the window aprons. Also we couldn't put the apron in our room because we need to putty. But hey, I thought that was pretty good. Sam has to prepare a lesson or he could have finished the small pieces also. I figured Monday would be just fine for that.

2. Spend only $100 on groceries this month.

Yes, that is right only $100. We have reviewed our budget and I spend WAY too much on groceries. I know I have five people to feed, but I need to slow down. So remember, I have lots of meat frozen and LOTS of beans already, so I think we can make it. Even if we have to have beans one night and rice the next. I was tempted to stock up yesterday and buy tons of groceries, but I thought that defeated the purpose. Although I have 3 birthdays this month, so I might add on an extra $30 dollars.


JoEllen said...

Wow....100 bucks!? That is super ambitious in my book! Are we talking just things you eat, or does this include "house stuff" too (like diapers and laundry soap?)

You'll have to keep us posted on how that goal goes. I know how you feel though. Sometimes I feel like my grocery bill is way out of hand and my freezer is way too full! It's good to clean everything out once in a while.

Esther said...

I remember the days when I spent only $100 on groceries or less then little Aurora came along...I can't imagine doing it with 3 kids but good luck! Let me know how the challenges work out.