As much as I'd like to think I'm pretty strong in a financial sense, and that I can be very disciplined, there are times I fall off the wagon pretty hard. Since Friday, I have spent over $100 in extra stuff; some of which I should've been prepared for.
I'll pull the numbers tomorrow, but I definitely did a big fat fail session. I knew the visit to the dermatologist was to be expensive, plus any prescriptions ($70 total), but I had not expected to need motor oil and windshield wiper fluid. To top it all off, I had resolved I was in a sour enough mood to take out my card and buy some take-out food. The damage isn't quite as bad as it may look (I hope!), but I was really disappointed. It leaves me $20 over-budget, which will have to come from this week's paycheck.
Thanks to all that, February will not be an all-cash month. Boo hoo! Guess there's always next month.
Another topic, and without wanting to push anyone's religious buttons, is anyone giving something up a habit for Lent? I am thinking, but I can't find anything that would truly be worthwhile... Most things I do are either infrequent enough or unimportant enough that they wouldn't really count. I'll give it some more thought and see what comes by... maybe I'll permanently give up the thought of getting flashy toys, despite how cheap they get.