After doing so much better last month, this month seems to have gotten off to a high spending start. With the 4th of July holiday, there were many good sales at the grocery store, so I ended up spending a little more for the first week on groceries than I had originally intended.
We also took a short trip to Texas this last weekend, so some added costs have come into play with eating out and our hotel stay. I brought snack food and drinks with us so we did not spend extra money on these items, and we got a terrific price on our hotel room, but it still hurts to see the totals from the weekend with gas and other expenses.
Getting off to a rocky start makes it more difficult to refocus and stay on track for the rest of the month. I know that it is not too late to stick to the budget for the whole month, but it amazes me how my attitude this month has been affected.
Thankfully the month is already just about half over, so maybe I can quickly readjust my attitude and get back on track.