Sunday, August 8, 2010
Day 8 No Spend August / Bff
A no spend day today as we stayed home and Hubby and I got a few things straightened out. I was really mad when I wrote my blog last night, and I could probably waffled on for ages about what was annoying me about him. But the long and the short of it was that my BFF,s husband and my husband had a big fallout a few years ago. Neither of us girls were there when it happened and so we choose not to take sides or let it affect our friendship. But she is coming to stay with us for a few days over my Birthday as she now lives in a different State , and already I was hearing complaints from my Hubby who has washed his hands of the whole friendship. And although it is definitely not part of my no spend August, I decided that the best plan would be for us girls to head off somewhere for a couple of days for some time away from Hubby and MIL. It was going to cost a couple of Hundred dollars and I was complaining about it being out of my budget this morning when I remembered that I had been offered the use of a caravan on The Gold Coast any time I wanted it for nothing as long as it was out of season. So a phonecall later it was all organised and so I get two lovely days away for chats, bubbles long walks and all for a couple of nice bottles of wine for my generous friends.
Martha over at The Path to Frugality,s last couple of posts have been about food shopping and recipes, and it has dawned on me that although we are close to each other and share much in common on the Internet and through blogging, we are so far apart in terms of prices and terms. for example we don,t have sticks of butter here it is sold in grams, and there is no way even on special that I could buy beef or turkey as cheaply as she does. I hope this does,nt mean that I am not going to make it to the end of no spend August !!!!!
Day 8 No Spend August
$172.40 left in Kitty
Breakfast ~ Scrambled Egg on Toast.
Lunch ~ Toast with beans on top and cheese melted over it.
Dinner ~ Chicken in a mushroom Sauce & Noodles.
Snacks ~ Vanilla Cheesecake from the freezer.