Monday, January 5, 2015

Resetting The Savings

Today we start our "30 Days of Something Different" challenge.  We've done it before and it's a great way to recharge the checking account after Christmas, along with getting back into the mindset of living with less/saving/finding creative ways to make-do.  Sometimes I feel like our expenses (especially food, education, and medical) are so high that saving a dollar feels meaningless.  I want to get out of that mode.  And convenience is too often the king. 
We were originally going for 60 days, but chickened out and decided to start with 30, then go from there.  For the next 30 days we won't spend any money that isn't absolutely necessary (or already earmarked, such as for tutoring and speech).  I filled up the car and will stretch it as far as possible.  I'll clean out the freezer and use up those items that get pushed back on the shelves. 
Anyone want to come over for some interesting dinners? 
I am seriously looking forward to working with Patrick on the activities in this book--Backyard Ballistics.  It teaches important life skills such as creating potato cannons, fire kites, and dynamite devices.  Just doing my part to create the next unabomber! 
Creativity will reign supreme.  Ready?  Set?  Go!

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