This week I am getting back on track and track where everything is going. I like to know where my money is going. Before I left for Seattle I paid the bills that went out for the second half of the month. So that is taken care of. I gave myself $200 for the week for groceries/gas/misc. We will see how it goes.
One problem area is the kids lunch account. My youngest two boys take their lunch some days but my daughter doesn't like to do that in Middle School. The problem is that the lunch prices were raised this year and the portions went down so the school lunch is not enough for her. I think it would be if she were to eat all her veggies and fruit that they are required to take now. She is also in cheerleading after school and wants snacks before practice. I have bought snacks for her to take with her but of course she forgets them at home. So she picks something up at the snack bar which is ridiculously high. She is spending anywhere from $4 - $5 a day when she has cheerleading practice. I know that this is not that much but it adds up quickly. I can pack quite a lunch and snacks for that price. We are going to have to make a change because she is killing me with these prices. ( A little update, all 3 kids share the same lunch account so setting a daily limit doesn't seem to be working because there is always money in the account. Our school doesn't accept cash for lunches the money has to be in their account.). Any suggestions ?
Today I need to go grocery shopping to get the supplies for the week. I will post my menu for the week in a separate post. There is not too much to shop for this week.
This week's To Do List:
- Organize Dining Room ( has become the collecting place for everything)
- Parent Teacher Conferences for the Kids
- Grocery Shopping
- Send payment for Son's Baseball team.
- Go over list for Halloween supplies. (Costumes are bought but need to check for accessories)