Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This is when it gets scary!

Based on my past experience, the stars are lining up for me to blow the budget this month. There is so much to do in the next 8 days! There are teacher gifts to have ready in the next two days, other gifts to finish, a disaster of a house to clean before my parents arrive next Tuesday, wrapping, last bit of shopping, cards to write out and packages to get in the mail. And oh yeah...I have to work too!

This is where I am inclined to order pizza, pick up take-out, send my husband to the grocery store (that's always a big mistake!)... anything to save me a few minutes of time.

I did check accounts online this morning and there is still cash in the bank and I haven't missed any payments. That's all I can hope for today!

I'm just praying I come out on the other side relatively unscathed from the holiday hustle and bustle.


  1. Remember, just because it is getting close doesn't mean you should blow the budget - it means it is time to think hard about each and every purchase! =)

  2. I do exactly the same thing - now anyway, since my blogger friends encouraged me to put the bad stuff behind me and move forward.

  3. Yeah, we've slipped up and ordered a little pizza recently. I'm glad The Borrower considers us her blog friends and glad she took our advice. I decided that tight-leash spending in December (with two birthdays this month - one before Christmas and one after!) is impossible. So Viva La Pizza, you know?