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February No Spend: Lunch at Home

February 1st, 2016 at 10:59 am

Of course, I had lunch at home today. I nearly always do. Today, I used two tortillas, refried beans, cheese, avocado and a dash of hot sauce to make two burritos. Yummy! My daughter and husband have both been taking their lunches in recent months, so I expect there to be zero eating out in February.

It's so nice here today. I went for a walk outside around the neighborhood. I talked to my mom on the phone. And I'm getting our sheets washed (sort of free, but there is a cost with water and electricity).

I'm going to keep myself entertained for free all month. I have some projects to do indoors, such as deep cleaning the blinds, and a couple sewing projects. I already started on one!

We have a new game that my friend gifted us last week. Ticket to Ride is the name. I expect this will be a source of entertainment this month as well.

There is already one snag. My husband's boss bought a junior coworker a retirement gift. Some sort of sword. He doesn't know how much the boss spent, but the gift is from five of them. He thinks he should put in $30-$40. I told him fine, because in the whole scheme of things it is fine. But ugh!! A policy from the Ethics Committee just came down saying no sales at work (such as Avon, or school fundraisers). This seems to be one of those areas too. Boss should have asked for donations before buying item before expecting others to pitch in. This was a big issue at my husband's last job too!

I am buying my mom flowers to be sent to her on her birthday, later this week. I always buy my mom a gift. It seems a little more difficult now that I'm farther away. I did budget for these. I had $50 set aside, but came away spending only $35.

So this no spend month really is about making conscious choices. I had considered sewing my mom something from my stash, but time got away from me and I don't think she would actually get quite as much enjoyment as she will the flowers. It is winter where she is so flowers can really brighten one's mood. I may keep the sewing idea I had for Mother's Day.

Tonight we are having homemade pizza. All from scratch! I expect there will be leftovers which I will likely have tomorrow for lunch with a side salad.

5 Responses to “February No Spend: Lunch at Home”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Yummy. I am doing samosas and kababs and naan from the freezer. Got the deep fryer out so taking advantage for dinner.

    I don't like these work place gifts that you have to contribute or wedding present or baby shower or wedding shower. Sometimes I feel like if you were invited to an event like their birthday party or wedding or other baby shower then you end up giving two gifts. Or I don't like the gift given. Anyway it doesn't matter. Its the thought that counts.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I am enjoying hearing the details about your no-spend month! Ticket to Ride is an awesome game, I love it!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so glad to work in a government office. No pooling money for a gift for whomever, no kids fundraiser sales, etc.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    @FT, my husband works in a government office!! I wish this was the case with every work place.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wouldn't be nice?

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