As of this moment, my checkbook shows a balance of -$246.62 and that doesn’t even count the tag for the van that has to be purchased today. No, I am not asking you to hold a Slappy A Thon to raise money to pay my overdraft (although that would be VERY nice of you). I am asking you to hold me accountable to the challenge that I am going to issue myself (and my family) for the month of May.
I know … I know … I have issued the “Go Nowhere Month” challenge about a hundred times and have YET to really stick to it. I do alright for about a week and then one night after work the thought of watching Derek cook dinner is just too exhausting, so we get food from Sonic instead. Or on the weekends, I will get cabin fever (even though we don’t live in a cabin) and will want to go somewhere just for the sake of going somewhere.
Well after realizing that we WASTED $120 going somewhere on Saturday that wasn’t really even that much fun, it occurred to me that it has to stop. We are on the verge of me having to get a second job (yuck!) in order to make our monthly payments and then it dawned on me that I could easily save the $200 a month that a weekend job would get me just by cutting out the fast food for dinner, not getting take-out food for lunch, and by staying home on the weekends.
I need your help. I need encouragement. I need ideas for things to do at home. I need ways for people to stay in a house all weekend without wanting to cause each other physical harm. I am already planning on getting caught up on my reading, getting some serious writing done on my memoir, and watching a ridiculous amount of documentaries on Netflix. I am going to try to write a brief blurb on Mondays to let you know how the weekend went … and to let you know that I am still alive or that my family hasn’t duct taped my mouth shut and shoved me in a closet somewhere because I was driving them nuts with all of my “family bonding activities”.