Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2 Step Backs

We've had take-out the last two nights. Used debit on Sunday night and a gift card last night. They won't break the budget but I anticipate eating out again tomorrow night after a friend's wake.

Tonight I am cooking no matter what. We have done really well over the past week of getting to the park and walking with Mattie girl. She was such a timid, skittish golden retriever when we got her and she comes out of her shell more everyday. She loves other dogs. We would like to get her a friend, but right now our house is just too small, and with our budget, we just shouldn't do it right now.

JC did an observation to apply for the Radiography program this past Friday and said it was pretty boring. We decided the best route would be for him to apply for the surgical tech program instead, and he will be finished in 1 year if he gets in! I told him if he is going to have to work for the next 40 years, it needs to be a job he enjoys.


  1. Instead of thinking of it as two steps back maybe you could just consider it a little pit stop. If there's one thing I've learned over the past two years of living on a budget (okay last year I sort of took a time out) it's that beating myself up about fails is always counter productive. You guys are doing great.

  2. Thank you rivulet. I guess as long as we aren't charging on credit cards and our balances are going down we are in the right direction.