Friday, August 17, 2007

A Sight To Make Ya' Proud

Not many people find pride in the following situation, but to me, this picture (taken this morning) of our empty fridge means we have stuck to our budget. Granted, we've been eating lots of waffles, pancakes, canned peaches, and basically just raiding the pantry--but we have survived.

Lunch: artichoke hearts and grape juice with carrot sticks. Wanna come over?

Disclaimer: Paula, do not be alarmed today was payday.

11 comments:

ingrid said...

Way to go! Sticking to your budget! I am VERY impressed.

michelle said...

Sticking to a tight budget is very difficult to do! The bonus: such a very clean fridge and pantry... and you know you don't have any outdated food that you should throw away.

Jeni said...

I'm proud of you! I know "budgeting" is not an easy thing for you guys. My philosophy is: Worry about money when it's all gone.

Elizabeth said...

Artichokes and grape juice are actually sounding like a good snack right about now. How satisfying it will be to feel that back up now.

Shannon said...

I am so proud of you. We began our tight budget and debt elimination while Scott was in school. Our two boys were born during those very difficult years. It takes a lot of self control to live within your means. Way to go. I am very proud of you for sticking with it.

Brook said...

I love an empty fridge. I love a full one as well. But I love being creative just before a trip (or a move, which is quite frequent for us), and feeling resourceful...a great talent I have honed. As for the budget...perhaps I should try that...NAH. It would only depress me.

Tasha said...

Good for you! I hate wasting food, so I'd rather my fridge be a little on the empty side than the throw-away-because-its-old side.

Jenny Dahl said...

I know the empty fridge all too well myself. But there is a certain satisfaction that comes with sticking to the budget. Good job Jordan. Not everyone can do it!

Kelly said...

Good for you! That is tough. It's nice to be able to start fresh, and you know there's nothing creepy lurking in the back of your fridge. I'm glad it's payday, and I bet you enjoyed grocery shopping more than usual! More bananas?

Jill said...

Wow, congratulations on sticking to your budget!! That's a major feat. I must say I have been thinking about you since the banana post and wanting to send money to contribute. Sound the alarms and call for reinforcements if things get that dire.

Jason said...

You are an inspiration! The old budget is driving me crazy. I go through phases. Right now I am in the phase of "Oh, forget it." I'm hoping for a recommitment soon. We are so close to the end of this journey...can we hold on???