Time to add up the August expenses and see how I did. I went over in my food category by about $35 but the only other expenses I had that were not regular monthly expenses were gas. I ate out once but it only cost $4.
Total August expenses...$400. Total budget allotment...$569.
What will I do with $169? $100 will go to the mortgage, of course. And, since I had the day off today, I decided to go shopping. That could have been very dangerous but, it's funny,I have sort of gotten out of the habit of shopping for 'things'. My mobile home is full of stuff that I don't use and need to sell or give away. My RV has very little space and it came pre-decorated. If I buy anything new I need to give something away first.
So, I spent $38 at Big Lots (the over-stock discount store) on boring stuff like kitty litter, paper towels and toilet paper. I stocked up so that I won't have to go back for the rest of the year. That way, if I don't have to go back to the store, I won't be tempted to buy any unnecessary things. Oh, I did reward myself with a new 3 pack of undies. I mean, frugal is good but holey underwear just goes too far :)