September was interesting to say the least. I did make one huge adjustment this month. We are now using budgets more strictly and I have being very diligent about extra money. My goal is to save the $896 for our remaining Disney tickets in December from extra money or from saving money. This means that I also much cover any overages. So far we have $200 toward our goal.
Gardening- We ended up digging up the sweet potatoes this week and probably have around 25 pounds which should last us through the winter. We are still getting a few tomatoes and green peppers. Pimentos are still producing strongly. I am planning to start some lettuce and celery to see if we can supplement some food for the winter.
Goal #1 Grocery Budget of $550- The total for the month is $501. I did also make a huge grocery trip to Costco this week but will move that $450 out of the October budget. We are completely stocked up and I anticipate both November and December being lower spend months in order to bring down our yearly total and monthly average
Goal #2 – Record and keep up with gas/ auto purchase- $642.18 We had to replace the windshield in the van a second time this year, which pushed out monthly total way up. I am going to anticipate around $300 for gas in the month of October.
Goal #3-Use a cash envelope system for everything possible!. This is a struggle but has become even more important as we attempt to save ticket money. We managed 6 no spend days this month. I am going to plan on 10 next month as our needs should be much less!
Goal #4- Blogging- 15 post per month. This is post number 15 for the month! This is thanks to Disney pictures!
Goal # 5- Fitness- Goal is to walk 3 times a week. ummm no comment
Goal #6 – Bible study- Goal- 3x a week –Yikes!
Goal #7-Attempt at least 52 new recipes this year.- We have met this goal! I am very happy and plan to just focus on what we know for October.
Earnings_ $50. Swagbucks are really really limiting our earning so I don’t anticipate this to improve significantly before the end of the year.
October is a long month with no real breaks. I am ready so bring it on!