I've been thinking about spending money and how, since I have a hard time creating a plan for my day-to-day spending (unlike, say, investments or savings or whatever) that maybe I need to take a step back and just try to get through each day as it comes. Kind of like a 12-step thing, right? Don't worry about next Thursday, worry about today.
Yesterday we had a playdate that ended around lunch time. I was tempted to stop at a restaurant for lunch since we had a 20 minute drive home but didn't. Then we spent the rest of the day preparing for today's company. Result - I didn't spend one dime yesterday, other than gas used for the playdate. I even remembered to pack snacks to bring, along with drinks for the kids.
Today we're having company and will be home all day. With luck, the result will be no money spent today, either. I went over our supplies for the planned menu and it looks like we've got everything so no last minute market trips. And tomorrow is a holiday for us so no money spent there, either, other than what goes into the collection plate (which I don't think counts, right?).