It's an hour away from October 1, 2010. Thank G_d September is over because it kicked my butt hard. The month started strong, then I was sideswiped by family deaths which started the tailspin. There are 2 ways I handle grief: ice cream therapy and retail therapy. September I indulged in both...alot.
Besides spending money like I have the keys to Fort Knox, our kitchen ceiling got worse and we had to start the remodel sooner than expected. The budget is high for such a small space but I'm determined to come in under, even with my extravagant splurge of a blue quartz counter top!
I could use this month as a valid excuse to throw in the towel, but NO I am determined to 1. stop eating ice cream for comfort 2. get back on the Frugal horse and break it in my way! There were a few weeks of a frugal funk not knowing if the direction I was taking was right for my family. I realized I was trying to fit my family and our ways into the ways of other frugalists. That's just not me. So, I'm taking all the valuable lessons on frugality I have learned and continue to learn and am molding them my way.
The excitement of the challenge is back with a vengeance. Watch out world, Mrs. FruGal is back!!!