Hey there! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend. Is it just me, or did this weekend seriously fly by?! Sure, the weekends always go by quickly, but this seemed especially fast! It must be because Christmas break is still a vivid memory. No worries, though… 1 full week this week, then I have off next Monday!
Two out of my three meals today looked like they came off the plate of an 8-year-old! Not breakfast, though (although this could certainly be served to a kid as well).
In the mix…
- 2/3 c. old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. milk
- 2 tsp. chia seeds
- 2 tsp. vanilla Chobani
Added in this morning…
- Leftover dried fruit from my Starbucks oatmeal last Friday
- Brown sugar
I enjoyed my oats (with a cup of coffee, of course) as I scanned the newspaper & clipped coupons (trying to keep up with those January goals).
After getting ready for the day, it was time to head out to church, & then off to Target & the grocery store.
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I set a little goal for myself…
I’m happy to say my goal was a success! I’m never sure when other bloggers talk about their “weekly spending limits/goals” what they include in that. For me, my weekly budget includes all of the items I stock up on at Target – hair/beauty products, cleaning products, laundry detergent, paper towels, etc. – as well as our groceries for the week.
Luckily, we didn’t need too much at Target & although I bought a lot of meat at the store this week, I managed to pick up some inexpensive cuts & spent around $80 total this week!
I was pretty hungry when I returned home from the store, although the oats did do a pretty good job of holding me over! In true 8-year-old fashion, I whipped up a quick peanut butter & jelly sandwich with some pretzels on the side.
My afternoon/early-evening flew by – thanks to a long to-do list – & before I knew it, dinner time rolled around.
8-year-old meal #2:
Grilled cheese, made with white Swiss & pepper jack, & some chicken noodle soup!
Last, but not least, it’s time for a house update!
Unfortunately, things aren’t looking 100% positive. Our real estate agent called us this afternoon & said she heard from the listing agent & another couple will be putting in an offer as well. We upped our offer to the maximum we can/want to spend, but it’s still about $10,000 less than the asking price. So… if the other couple comes in higher, I guess we’ll have to continue the search. I’ll definitely be bummed because I’ve grown pretty attached to just the thought of living there. We should hear back tomorrow, so keep those fingers crossed extra-tight!!!
Do you set a weekly budget for yourself? What do you include in it – groceries, or all household items?