Maybe it should always be no spend month: On Wednesday, I got a sewing machine; yesterday we got free cheesy bread from Papa Murphy's (for filling out a survey).
But the best one so far came on Thursday. We did a channel scan earlier in the week to see that all of the major networks were available without cable. They were, so I planned to call the cable company and cancel our cable (keeping just internet) because our introductory rate went up.
Well, Thursday night we realized we had more channels--including both networks that carry our favorite football and baseball teams back home! We hadn't been able to watch them previously, and we don't care about sports in this state (sorry to be blunt, but it's true!), so it's like a little taste of heaven...or at least home!
Mr. J did spend $2.88 on a pop and a treat at work, but it was a hard enough day for him, that it was worth it. We also went grocery shopping. $50 got us all the staples (including meat) that we'll need for the month, so it's basically just milk, produce, bread, and eggs that will have to be picked up weekly from this point. Over half a tank of gas that will probably last another week...I'd say we're doing pretty well.
Today is the first college football game in our city, which means ten bajillion people running amok, lots of drunks, and drivers who forget how the whole driving process works. Needless to say, we're hiding out until the game is over! Luckily we have books and movies from the library to tide us over! :D