Month in Review

Groceries– budget amount is $200 until June.  Not Met! $1000 This is the second month in a row that we have been way over budget for groceries. I was able to stock up on 2 Liter Diet Cokes.  We also committed to purchasing a whole cow in August.    My plans for the next couple of months are to keep my stock up at its current level with everything but meat. I would like to also restock the freezer with some meals that will be good for grab and go once we hit September again. In light of the significant increase in food prices, I am returning the grocery budget to $700 a month. I will see what happens and how I decided to pay for the cow in August.

Auto/ Gas. My goal is $400 a month. NOT met! $760 gas.  We have also seen a significant increase in the price of gas. It is currently sitting around $4.25 a gallon.  I am going to increase the budget to $500 for now but that may not be enough if gas prices continue to rise or don’t go back down.

Cash Envelope system- We are back to use a majority cash system.  I am hopeful that this will work even better in the Summer.

Blogging- 15 post per month. This is post number 13 for the month. I have been much better at posting on a regular basis. So hopefully, i t will continue this summer.

Exercise days-  Although my knee is feeling much better. I am at almost a month with no pain so that is at least a 2 week improvement over the relief I got from the first shot.  I have not started exercising again. Hopefully I can get to the pool soon!

No Spend Days- ummmmm what ? Yeap another expensive month.

May was super busy as expected. We have received our last check from Matt’s inheritance, so I am hopefully to get a permanent budget in place and look forward to finally getting some repairs we have talked about for the last year completed on the house.


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