We don’t really practice Lent, let me start off with that right away.
This year, however, were going all out: No spending money.
Steve and I decided to have a month-long spending fast shortly after our crazy Albertson’s shopping experience, just to see if we could do it. We decided on March, mostly because February had already started. Then I remembered the sewing expo in Puyallup and there was no way in heck that I was going to miss that! So we decided on March 6 as our starting day.
But then I remembered that March 9 was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and so we decided that it seemed more appropriate. We are not, however, continuing our fast until Easter. We’re going with the original 30 days, ending on April 7th.
So here are our rules:
No spending money at all, except:
- Gas (We don’t want Steve to lose his job, and I don’t want to be trapped in the house, especially with Spring Break coming up.)
- We will still use our WIC checks, that way we’ll have some fresh produce and eggs and baby food.
- Any bills that are due during that time that we haven’t already paid.
Can we do it? Yes, we can!!
Hardest part of day 1: I forgot to buy doughnuts for the Activity girls activity this afternoon. I guess I’m making doughnuts today!