Well, yesterday was not my most frugal day ever. I did have to spend $100 on an ER copay to make sure that Sierra’s leg was not broken. YAY that it wasn’t! Afterward, we were so hungry that we were mildly faint (we got to the ER at 7:15 and hadn’t had breakfast.. it was 10:00 before we left) so I spent $8.00 on breakfast. But, that was it.
I cut all three girls’ hair, so that saved at least $36 plus tip.. and that’s the cheapest place. Mark repaired my laptop for free! Now I have a working laptop for book writing and web developing and blogging, and we don’t have to replace it. $200 to $800 bullet dodged.
Yesterday was a bad day for us emotionally, with the money issues. We have been planning all along to buy Brittany a Macbook for her graduation gift. For a year, Mark has thought about how much he wanted her to have a Mac for school. However, our finances at this point will not allow for a $1000 gift. We are both very upset at this, but other than making an unwise financial decision to just wing it and spend the money, we aren’t finding any good options. New snowflaking goal is a Mac for Brittany before she goes to college in the fall.
This is an ongoing mental battle for Mark and I (within ourselves and not with one another). We both want to be able to provide for our children the things they need, and make sure those things are good quality. But, we’re also both moving into a more frugal mindset with each passing day. Sometimes it is a hard line to walk.