Things around here are going pretty well. I managed again to stay within the grocery budget this week and have stuck to my Amazon/Target budget. No restaurants have been visited. The spreadsheet has been worked over and wrung out.
I have decided to turn this budgeting effort into more of a year long challenge. The $3000 medical bill was most unwelcome but there it is .... and there's more to come in the way of co-pays.
I am going to make this the year in which I literally KNOW where every single cent goes. I'm ready for the 'next level' of budgeting whereby I actually have this whole entire thing nailed down for good and can go on 'autopilot'.
I admire people who always seem to just 'know' whether or not they can spend and how much is left in their budget to spend. I have never been one of those people.