Well, I am halfway through radiation and it is kicking my butt. I am in constant pain and kind of grumpy about it. And I am not eating very well because of said pain in my throat.
In my February Savings post, I said that we had celebrated a lot. This is a way of saying that we treated ourselves out to a spendy time rather than celebrating at home and we made up some lame justification for it. And I totally get it, we were tired and we had a long fight and it finally looked like it was over and we just wanted to relax.
The problem with this relaxation is that it starts a bad habit of going out to eat that we have sort of continued and we aren’t celebrating anymore. We’re still tired and we’re still fighting but it isn’t that hard for us to make pasta or grilled cheese quickly when we don’t feel like cooking.
Life is hard, and there is nothing wrong with going out to eat every now and again, but don’t let life being hard be an excuse to treat yourself (out to eat, manicures, needless shopping, etc.) all the time. And when you start, it usually turns into all the time.
So I’m reminding myself to cut back and enjoy the frugal things in life.