welcome lexymom...I have been writing DH for years and it still feels a bit weird, especially on days when I am not feeling inclined to call him "Dear Husband"!
I don't subtract things if I buy stuff, it's a personal choice to do so or not. Frankly I would find it too discouraging to keep chipping away at my number and would then probably give up!
Today I got rid of:
1 pair broken sunglasses