Well, we can start right off with saying that my no eating out for February has been an absymal failure. I just cannot seem to stay well. I'll get a day or two where I think I'm on the upswing and then I'm right back down again, exhausted and back in bed and unable to do anything about cooking meals at all. DH does a couple a week right now, but he's up to his eyeballs in overtime, so otherwise it's takeout as no one is well except DH and he's dragging. It's a good thing he can work from home. so takeout it's been.
I just want to be well so that I can cook my own food again. So that is why the Citi card is so high again. It feels out of control, but we still pay it off in full every month. It kind of makes me sick all on its own, because it is so high. But some of that was birthday stuff that is being reimbursed by MIL, since it was for what she got me. Then she gives us $120 a month for takeout because that is how much she spends on DH's sister and husband each month.
I just added that in and then I figured out when exactly the long term care insurance started coming out of the account and it wasn't until the first of the year, even though I'd been deducting it from checking since June when it was supposed to start coming out, so I put that money back as available to use. Then there was a refund from last year's HSA of $1.43, so those amounts added up to $662.40.
I added that to the budget, but the tithe will only reflect the amount of the actual paycheck, which I don't think had any overtime on it, but will have to check with DH for sure. The next one definitely will. This one would have but he kept having to take time off to run us to doctor's appointments or be sick himself for a couple of days. Anyway, as a reminder I run a $0 based budget, where every penny is assigned a job. Here is what I spent.
_400.00 Grocery Envelope
_500.00 Medical Fund
__75.00 Household Envelope
_100.00 Gas Money Envelope
__78.82 Life Insurance DH
__60.46 Life Insurance Me
___0.00 Spending Money Envelope DH (he already spent it in January)
__50.00 Spending Money Envelope Me
__60.00 Allowance DS
__30.00 Stipend DD
3678.68 Total Money Out