Today has been a wonderful Saturday morning. Since the majority of my weekends are compacted full of the things that I don't have time to take care of during the week, or are spent traveling with the bf, this Saturday morning is special. I am actually at home, drinking coffee, without a commitment in the world. I was signed up to play in a tennis tournament all weekend, but it was cancelled due to the minimal snow we got in Mississippi last night. ($25 saved) Mississippi doesn't reguraly see snow, so the whole state basically shuts down at the first drop. It is pretty funny if you think about it.
A quick run-down of last night. The bf and I stayed in and made shrimp etoufee without buying a single thing from the grocery store. Thus, we have eaten EVERY meal this week at home and on budget. We then watched a movie (we have the Blockbuster version of Netflix, so the $20 is built into the budget every month and saves us a lot of money in the long haul). That means $0 spent for Friday evening. I want to keep up the momentum! I suggested that we again eat in tonight and have a few friends over to play games. I know that sounds kinda cheesy, but it actually is a lot of fun. We get to hang out with the people we care about the most, and save money. The beer is cheaper, and there is no unexpected bar tab. Unless something changes drastically tonight, we again will be on target in our budget.
We are having a few out of town friends coming to stay with us next weekend for the annual St. Paddy's Day Parade. That weekend we are playing on spending more money than usual on showing our friends a good time and treating them to a few things over the weekend. We go and visit them a lot in Alabama and they always treat us. So, this time it is on us. This weekend at home is going to put a little padding in our budget that we can use next weekend. I just hope that it is going to be enough.