So I may not go out and spend money and it's super easy to do that during covid. But I still find NSD hard. Why? Because I notice a lot of little things pop up here and there. Like I have two medical copays that came in and I should pay today. I already paid $610 for 2 summer camps for the kids today. I also had to give a neighbor a check for $345 for our share of the fence repair. So in one day I jsut spend about $955 without leaving my house and getting anything to show for it. Yesterday I spent $54 at the vet for another blood test for the dog.
So I haven't grocery shopped since Saturday when I spent $46 on veggies for the week. I am eating out of the freezer. It's overly full because of our trip and we have too much bread so the kids and I are going to be eating sandwiches. I also bought 1 week ago a $61 rib roast and it was enough for 1 meal (we invited our covid family over) so 4 adults and 4 kids ate the smoked bone in rib roast. That brings our grocery total to $298.40 for the month so far. The alcohol is $77.18, and the eating out is $26.69. We plan on going to brunch on Sunday and I'm expecting $100 for that. Then another $50 for veggies for the week and trying desperately to eat our freezer.
I think what happened is that I overbought on meat last month because February we had used everyhing up. Then I stocked up too much and now I don't need to buy meat for awhile. I also stocked up on toiletries and paper products and cleaning supplies so that will also be awhile.
That being said I wonder if I can ge back to complete no spend days. Tomorrow DH is paid and I am deciding between moving $1000 to Property Taxes or Sink Funds or savings. Unfortunately we have to wait until the next paycheck to put the rest of the money somewhere.