Essentials Only Month: the finish line is near

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tomorrow is the last day of our little experiment known as Essentials Only Month, and I'm pretty excited to regain some spending power and ability.

Or am I?

Honestly, this hasn't been as tough as I thought it would be. We still have a ton of stuff in the pantry that I could create dinners from, and we still have a ton of deer meat in the freezer (there's only so many times in a week you can eat venison sausage or cube steak).

Our pantry surprisingly still has a lot in it! A testament to how full it was at the beginning.

The fridge is a little more bare (a word about all the beer: we clearly have plenty of that left. It is what we have left over from our beach trip! Promise we have not spent any precious EOM cash on alcohol!!)

I will admit that we have cheated a teeny bit. Alex and I had Chick-Fil-A for lunch yesterday that we did use our cash for; I was in Dallas over the weekend and used my debit card to buy lunch at the airport; and as I mentioned before, I got my hair cut last week and used my debit card to pay. So there. Being honest here.

As of today, we have about $20 left in cash. Alex is going to the grocery store today to pick up a few things to supplement our meals this week and next, so I am anticipating ending the month tomorrow with $0 in cash and a lot of lessons learned.

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