In our defence I had actually budgeted for Monday, husband's birthday. D wanted to got bowling so bowling we went. Including dinner it was $152. Sounds a lot because it is a lot.
Even though I had earmarked the money I didn't think it would cost that much. I thought I had wildly overestimated the cost.
This got me thinking about how often I do that. Blithely pluck a random number out of the air that has no logic behind. I just 'hope' that's how much it's going to cost cause in my head that is reseasonable and justifiable. And if it's more, well, that's just what it is as I have already promised it to myself, or committed to buy it or reason it isn't that much more.
Is this you too?
How many times have you tried something on or picked up a must have house thingy and thought I am having this without even knowing the price?? More than I want to admit. I need to get out of that mindset.
I am never going to be someone who isn't going to buy anything for a year ( though I wish I could be) or have less than 100 things ( maybe one day) I am trying to get rid of my debt, be more thoughtful when I do buy stuff. And a lot of it is stuff!
Still waiting on D to get me the car balance....