The past three days, I’ve gone Christmas shopping and ran errands. But for the most part, I’ve sat around the house our shack in my pajamas, eating unlawful amounts of pasta, pizza, chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn, and cookies, while watching Dexter, Oprah, and Christmas movies.
I took three days off between jobs. I start the new one on Monday. I’m nervous.
Budget-wise–I paid off all our credit cards Wednesday morning. And we were completely credit-card debt free….for approximately 1.5 hours. And then I hit the mall and bought Christmas presents. This is one of those times though where we’ve learned our lesson. We no longer buy things–including presents–if we don’t have the money in the bank.
Our savings account is also back up past the $1500 mark, thanks to an extra freelance check I had forgotten about.
Overall, I’m so so proud of us. Never, ever could I have imagined that we would be starting 2011 completely credit card debt free–four months early. It’s a fabulous feeling.
Now let’s just hope we can squirrel away and pump up that savings account over the next several months. Luckily, we’re almost done with Christmas presents.
How have you been handling presents with your budget?