I was wondering how we were all doing! Thanks for giving the nudge, Peppermint.
We're doing ok. Our cash system is *awesome* and we are sticking with it... It requires a lot of planning. Like, "ok, i have a chiro appt. this week so dd's jacket will have to wait until next week and hopefully the cat wont' run out of food, etc..." Its requiring us to do a lot more planning and waiting, rather than just buying and feelign frustrated about how much money we are spending. Dd needs a new winter jacket and after checking out both the consignment store and Goodwill and finding nothing, we went to TJMaxx. But, with only $20 left in the kitty, i couldn't get the jacket. So, we put it on layaway. I never would have done that before! Not that i have anythig against layaway, but i would have been like, oh well, just get it! Ha! The story of my life!
And, my business is going. Slow, but going. The challenge is only to buy new material with what i make, which is hard. So, there's no real profit yet, but its still early.
Congrats, leomom!! Teeny, tiny babies...sigh. i love them.
Can you and dh do a cheaper date night? Like appetizers instead of the whole meal, or rent a movie? the cooking part is tough. freeze, freeze, freeze. make big ole pots of soup and just freeze portions- I put mine in a tupperware that holds about 3 bowls worth and freeze that. perfect for lunches or "whatever" dinners. roast chicken (if you arent' a veggie) is good too. Pop some onions, apples, and whatever else in the cavity, sprinkle with olive oil, s and p, and in the oven about 2 hours before you want to eat. So easy, tasty, and leftvovers!