Well, Day One of No Spend November went pretty poorly. Oops! Of course ~ part of the problem could be that I actually went to Costco. Doh! Automatic FAIL.
I bought gas -- total necessity. Once inside, I spent $70.... on
$10 -- birthday present
$28 -- groceries
$18 -- lightbulbs
$12 -- kleenex
And the rest was tax...?? I hate it when that happens. I guess I should get out my receipt so I can know exactly where the money went. **OH, I just remembered kleenex. Added to the list.
The moral of the story is -- don't go to Costco if it's No Spend November. lol. I did skip buying lunch out today when I wanted to try a new restaurant near the park where we were today. I also skipped putting some splurge items in my cart at Costco. I guess that's progress!?!?
As I was walking down the aisles at Costco, I was exercising gratefulness that I could even think about putting all these things which were totally NON essentials into my basket.
I also pulled out some stuff I bought at Target at 50% off the day after Halloween, and decided to return that. So.... does that mean I get to spend the money I get on the return? Hmmm.... Should I follow the spirit of the month or run full speed legalistically ahead? :) We shall see.
And we'll see what tomorrow holds! Hopefully, more gratefulness.
How are you grateful today?
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