Thursday, 19 January 2012

No Spend Day ...

We planned a "No Spend Day" yesterday.

Ask me how successful it was ... go on, ask!

Okay, let me tell you how successful it was.

It wasn't!

Well it almost was.

But then we spent.

Didn't use what we bought.

Will use it tonight, which has now become the "No Spend Day".

Does it still count if we switched days?

Here's the story:

We're currently living in a deep freeze in Canada. Yes, it's minus 82 outside.

Really, I'm not kidding.

So our schedule is a bit off. Decided on a lite dinner. Had most of the ingredients in our pantry but needed a few small things. Agreed to hop to the store to purchase them. I told him not to spend more than $20.

Husband came home with my ticked off list, proud to show a receipt of $18.04. This was the ingredients & a few other items to tide us over.

He listened.

Told him congratulations, you still have $1.96 left to spend on the "No Spend Day"!!

He didn't smile. Oops.

Children protested at planned dinner that now has all the ingredients.

Too tired to argue. Cooked the thawed chicken, scrounged around & found some rice & new peas.

Everyone was happy.

Put the ingredients for last night's dinner in the pantry & the fridge.

We 're set for tonight.

But we spent today's money yesterday, so I'm not sure if we failed on our plan or we're ahead of the game & can just head home tonight without stopping ...


  1. Hi, my name is Sammyleia and I'm from Australia. I'm a new blogger too and I just want to tell you that your blog is really pretty. I'm trying to do the No Spend Days too - it has to be better than last year!
    Happy blogging! :)

  2. Welcome Sammyleia! I've been reading blogs for quite awhile that focus on spending less & decided it was time to relook at how we live our financial lives. It's been quite the experiment so far. But fun to track. Thank you for reading & I look forward to reading your blog too!

  3. Hi and thanks for dropping by my blog because now I have found yours and it is looking great! I'm going to follow along with you so we can do this journey together. PS: Hi Sammyleia good to see you over here as well. :)

  4. Hi Chez,

    Thanks for joining in!

  5. I see you live next door to me :-) Nice to have someone who can relate to the temps.

  6. We can commiserate when it's -82 together!