So. On January 1 I wrote this, which expressed my desire to be more thrifty. Here is how I have done in the last ten days:
- I have not bought a pizza. It took me forever to finish the leftovers from the one that I bought on New Year Eve (last year–doesn’t count!). Just about the time I finished, I went out with mom for our should-have-been-on-January-1-but-now-it’s-January-5 movie (Silver Linings Playbook if you’re interested). She had a Groupon for Extreme Pizza that was about to expire. I love their salads so I said sure, sounds good. Only it was good for two side salads and a huge-sized pizza. Which means that over half of it came home with me. Tonight I am FINALLY finished eating it. So I haven’t paid for pizza, but I have eaten a gobsmackingly enormous amount of it.
- I haven’t cancelled my gym membership yet. I have, however, had the tab for the gym open on my work computer for a week so that the directions on how to cancel my membership are handy.
- I have bought milk this week. No other grocery runs. I ate out three times, but one of those meals was free so I’m not too concerned about it. I’m eating out again tomorrow night, but I have a $25 gift certificate. At home, I’m still eating that pizza for lunch. I have had butter chicken for a week and a half, I think I have one serving left. And three nights this week I have had Annie’s Homegrown Shells and Cheese. So maintaining that 2x a week out thing. And tired of mac and cheese. And knowing that somewhere in my future there will probably be a meal of dill pickle spears as I work on cleaning out the fridge.
- I really need to work on this coping strategy known as avoidance. I haven’t opened my mail in weeks (months?) and just pay bills as I think of it. I’m off now to sort through the madness and get all 2012 filed away . . . . And then probably cry myself to sleep.