Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Little Bitty Cut-Backs
I don't really like that thought of making little cut backs, but they are what they are...little. With the effort we've made to work on saving, following our budget, and reducing spending to build our "cushion" at the end of each paycheck, the so called little cutbacks are necessary.
We used to try a new recipe each week. Most of the time, the recipe would call for several different ingredients that would raise the price of the meal to above the normal meal cost. And there wouldn't even be a guarantee that we'd like it. Which in that case, those ingredients would just go to waste unless I found another new ingredient to use them in....which in most cases didn't happen. We made the decision to cut back our new recipe adventure to maybe once a month. We were honest with ourselves and agreed that we'd rather just grill some steaks knowing that we'd enjoy them.
Calling all Groomers?
We used to take the dogs to Pets Mart once a month to be groomed. Not any more. That cost us $66 a month. Not including the time and effort it would take to get both dogs in and out, there and home again. It may seem easy to picture it all in your mind, but these weenies have their own motives. Just ask Hank who got lose last time and ran around the parking lot. Talk about frazzled nerves. EEeeek!