Earned: $102.54 Spent: $185 Saved: $0
To the credit cards: $97.54
Wow, this week has zipped by! As part of my June goals, I’m trying to focus more on gathering extra income and less on spending. I was happy to rack up almost $100 this week from our garage sale, spare change, and survey checks, so I promptly sent that off to the credit card. You’ll notice that the debt tab is inching toward that $5,000 milestone. Yay!
Another of my June goals was to get out and socialize. To that end, I had lunch with one friend and drinks with another. That ate into my “fun” budget for June, so it looks like I won’t save anything there. However, spending time with friends is important to me, so I call it money well spent! The grocery shopping went really well this week. I spent $130, but came out with a full cart and some needed staples. I hope to spend less over the next two weeks, when we don’t have the kids.
The farm market had some interesting finds this week. For $20, I got peas, kohlrabi, aspargus, mizuna, and swiss cheese. I had no idea what mizuna was, but I figured I could find a way to cook it. I did some research and found out that it is closely related to kale, so we ate some in a salad the first night, along with a grilled chicken and grilled asparagus. The next night, I stir-fried the rest of the mizuna with leftover chicken. It was all smoky and delicious. I pureed the kohlrabi with potatoes the next night; we ate that with steamed mint and peas and grilled shrimp. Then, we finished up the produce last night with a cream of asparagus and pea soup and homemade bread. Tonight is pizza night, and tomorrow our town’s farmers’ market opens. I can’t wait to see what all of the different farms have! I’m hoping for some organic beef, good cheese, and more vegetables.
Finally, this week, I was in another carnival, the very creativeCarnival of Snowflaking at Finance Gets Personal. This is another of my favorite blogs, so be sure to read around. I really like their plans for a “staycation” this year!