You see when I go to the grocery store I have a list with the prices, the coupons, the price after coupons, the total amount spent, and how many of each item I need to buy, and usually my total amount spent is within pennies of my $30 budget. Meaning I spend every last dime with no room for adding last minute items. My husband used to be really bad about coming with me and adding multiple items to my cart, things he "needed" but forgot to tell me about. He's gotten much better now after me
I've been doing a $30 grocery budget for about 3 years now, and I consider myself pretty good at making sure we have everything we need including meat, fresh fruit, veggies, and enough food for 7 dinners, lunches, and breakfasts. There have been few times where I have went over budget by more than a couple dollars and I pride myself on that. I know plenty of people who say they have a $100 budget and spend $120 or more during the week without batting an eye. I'm just not like that, our budget doesn't allow it and normally I'm ok with it but when you have one of those moments where you feel like your the only one giving this budget your all, you figure what's the point?
That's where I'm at today. I'm in a mood, and not a great one. No worries because I know me and I know this coming week will be back to normal with the usual hours spent clipping, organizing, and making lists to stick to my $30. I guess maybe everyone needs a break sometimes. Maybe every one needs to get out of the norm for a day or so to get rejuvenated.
If not this is what I'm going to tell myself to make me feel better.