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November 27th, 2017 at 02:20 am

I'm counting down the days until payday. Eleven days.

I thought I was finished with Christmas shopping - well, apart from framing a photo once I get the print. I ordered SG a leapfrog learning tablet. I had 57 in Amazon vouchers, so it was 12 out of pocket. Anyway, yesterday we took the kids to see Santa and she asked for a superhero costume. I checked online and I can get it from work next month, and I know there's a special sale, so that should be less than fifteen pounds.

I noticed that I'm not really stressing about Christmas. At least, I dont think I am.

I've still been tracking spending in my little notebook that I keep in my bag. I've noticed that I don't have a budget for miscellaneous items, and that I tend to buy a sandwich after work on a Saturday (although I'll need to stop that). I did try packing more but I ate it on my break, so I obviously didn't pack enough...

We decided last year that we need to replace our Christmas tree. I was supposed to budget for it, but I forgot. Last week my mum told she was getting rid of one of her trees, so she offered it to us. She tried to get us to take her decorations too, but I think we've got enough. I'll end up buying one that the kids made at the fayre next month, no doubt. No point taking them when I don't need them.

5 Responses to “Update ”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm glad you have a new to you tree! And less stress at Christmas is the best.

  2. snafu Says:

    Thanks for the update. Kudos for sticking with the long term plan. I wonder if you'd enjoy the motivators of hearing the |Dave Ramsey or Budget Girls blogs.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How lovely that your mom was letting go of a tree just as you were looking for a different one!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I like your free tree too! There is such a temptation to overspend at Christmas; simple is lovely.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hey, great deal on the free tree!

    Less stress is great! Keep up the good planning and keeping track of things.

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