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No eating out for a month, Again!

January 28th, 2009 at 01:20 am

Okay if there was a question about Costco, it definitely ended today. I need to take time off work to not incur overtime. I can't seem to get out of work early, so today I decided to take off and extra 2 hours in the middle of day around lunchtime.

DH and I used to eat out for lunch approximately once a week when I worked at home and had a flexible schedule. We have not gone out to eat for lunch during the week since I started my new job 10/15/08. So I grabbed the chance, called him and even though I packed up both a lunch this morning, we went out to one of our favorite places, Rita's. We ordered the cheapest things on the menu and drank water. We are good tippers, which meant we spent $15.00 for lunch.

I told DH I was starting over tomorrow and shooting for another month of no eating out. So the date would be February 27 or approximately the entire month of February.

Anyone want to try to join me?? Chickens!!

DH again thinks I am being too rigid, but I told him we cannot continue the same behavior (not sticking to a budget) and expect a different outcome (more money in the bank!).

He leaves again tomorrow for another business trip, and we talked about ways for him to cut costs on the trip. I am grateful for his participation (finally)!

We have to spend $500.00 to pay our deductible tomorrow when I pick up his truck at the body shop after his little accident when he hit some ice.

5 Responses to “No eating out for a month, Again!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    I'm chicken. cant do it.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    lol. does it involve having coffee with friends a few times a week? cause then i wouldnt be able to do it Smile

  3. my english castle Says:

    Call me chicken too. Matter of fact, get me take-out chicken! But I'll shoot for only two or fewer times in the next month. A poultry response to the challenge, I admit.

  4. Caoineag Says:

    I am doing a frugal month but there is no way I could do no eating out. I enjoy it too much. But I am definitely keeping it to a minimum, lol.

  5. Koppur Says:

    Bok Bok Bok...I'm chicken. LOL Smile My goal now is to eat out no more than once a week, and I can barely hit that.

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