Time to get organized. I have decided this year to actually try to live by my budget. What a concept. I mean, I wrote it ALL down. I generally have a good idea of what I'm paying and what is needed for the month, but last year got me out of whack, so I'm back to writing it all down and following it. My number one goal this year is to work on paying off the credit cards. So, here's what I've been doing over the past week:
2009 budget - complete
grocery list / budget - complete
february weekly menu - planned
taxes - done
The money stuff is kind of scary right now, but I'm determined to fix it. I can't think about a 2nd adoption until I do. So... one step at a time. Meanwhile, I will pray about what the future holds.
I've never done a monthly menu before, but I was trying to get an idea of what my actual grocery bill is, and so I went for it. Let's see if I actually use it! lol
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