This week I spent $41.50 on gas, $0.99 on a Kindle book, Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy, and $1.80 on two jugs of distilled water.
- The book was probably something I shouldn’t have bought. I think when I initially saw the book in the Amazon Sunshine Deals it was $2.99 and I resisted, but then I saw on another blog it was $0.99 and couldn’t resist. My minister talks a lot about Tony Dungy which made me want the book even more – and probably gave me a good excuse to buy it.
- I’ve been good at sticking to eating the food I have. I have been lazier about cooking. Luckily, I stocked up on frozen pizza before I began this challenge.
- I’m beginning to lose the desire to buy things on a whim. I’ve been thinking more about things that I think I need or want. I’m making a list and will see what I still need/want when the challenge is over. I think a lot of the trouble I have is seeing something, thinking how good a deal it is and deciding to purchase the item immediately. If I would just let the moment pass, I would probably not feel the need for the item later.
- Maybe my need for instant results is still there because, for the first time, I picked up a piece of furniture set out in my neighborhood for big trash day. We’ll see if I’m able to turn it into something usable.
- I still haven’t made it back to Plato’s Closet. I doubt I will make it this week either.
Next week will probably be about the same. I will probably have to fill up on gas again. I will need to pickup some milk and probably some bananas and strawberries. But, other than that, I should be able to avoid shopping.