Day 1

I wake up today to my first challenge: a hole in my favorite socks. My wool socks that I wear religiously because I am notoriously cold. David thinks there is something amiss with my circulatory system, but the socks do the trick. There's the hole--staring me in the face. I look back at it and want to throw the socks away, but I can't. These socks need to warm my feet through the rest of the month, so I double up my sock layers and get breakfast going for the kids.

Halfway through the day I have to go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription (there's no getting around this and you can't honestly include this in the challenge). I head straight to the back to get my medicine, and am suddenly aware of Children's Tylenol on sale. And hand sanitizer. Both of which we have plenty of at home, but given the H1N1 march across America I feel like you can't turn down a good sale. I pay for just my prescription and leave otherwise empty handed.

Then the kicker. U2 tickets went on sale today for their show that's coming to Denver in June.
Whoops. Didn't plan for that. Maybe we can get nose bleed seats and buy tickets in December.

Tonight would have been the perfect night to grab dinner on the run. David has to go back to school for a PTA meeting, and I lead a Bible study at our church. My mom isn't in town, so we have to bring the kids with us to our respective duties. But instead of ordering sandwiches at Subway, I made dinner and we are eating at 4:45 before we all head back out again.

That's a chunk of change I saved today.


Bekka-Reeeeeeee said...

CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP!!!! I applaude you because Lord knows I would not have been able to avoid buying SOMETHING. This challenge would do me very well.......perhaps in January..... :-) Keep us posted on how it goes!

Cindy said...

Yay you! Good job! I would have stocked up on the hand sanitizer and Tylenol myself. :)

Courtney O. said...

okay this is important, b/c I am NOT doing 30 days of nothing right now..... are the U2 tickets on regular sale or just presale that you need a special code for? And IF it's presale, do you have a code you want to give me?

cathy said...

hey courtney, i sent you a message on FB.

Vivi said...

Day one. Impressed.

Mark and Sarah said...

I am also offering to buy your U2 tickets--you can pay me back after the challenge :) There are some things that are just more important than the 30 days (j/k). Way to go!