I'm sure juggling a budget is nothing new to anyone out here in the blogosphere, unless a lottery winner is reading and we all know how those folk piss off every cent before even glancing at the balance book.
I have spent the better part of the last three workdays hammering out a projected income/expense spreadsheet for the family. Apparently living like Rockefellers has not worked to our advantage and now, in anticipation of our annual summer vacation, we're going to have to do some serious belt-tightening to at least cover the expected fuel costs. First casualty is going to be those silly expenditures such as toothpaste and deodorant.
No, really. We're getting it down to the dollar here, people. When you think about it, $0.58333333 is just an assinine amount of money to spend on a roll of toilet paper. No pun intended.
But during all the eye-crossing number-crunching, I think I have maybe initiated a new way for our little family to view our income and expenses. And if my new budget is anywhere near successful, we gonna have us a little celebratory happening. Like the purchase of a big ticket item we've been eye-ballin' for a couple of years.
And so long as my retirement plan of winning a multi-million dollar sweepstakes pans out, we're good.