It’s a little hard to believe that February is almost half over… already! So, given it’s roughly the half way mark, it’s time for a quick update on my ‘No-Spend’ month.
On the whole, I’ve been very good with keeping to the challenge.
The main slip up was last Friday when I was lucky enough to be given tickets to attend a matinee of Cirque du Soliel “Totem” in Melbourne. The short story is that is was a long, hot wait as the bus arrived about an hour and a half early and it was over 30 degrees Celsius (85+ F). Once the ‘doors’ opened, I *really* needed an icy cold beer. It wasn’t the best beer you can buy – Hahn Light – but at that moment, I’d never enjoyed a beer more. Ever!
So, even though we’d taken water and some snacks with us, I still ended up spending money. But, I’m calling it an emergency… Just shows that even when you think you’ve got every contingency covered, life is still full of surprises.
Last night I attended a free event at the library: Romance Fiction is Like a Box of Chocolates. A wonderfully funny and enlightening talk about the various sub-genres in romance fiction by two local published authors: Alli Sinclair and Fiona Lowe [Montana Actually (A Medicine River Romance)]. Free entertainment is always a bonus and most libraries provide a regular roster of author talks and other informative sessions and are worth keeping an eye on for events you’ll find interesting.
As Valentine’s Day is a non-event around here, I can’t imagine it’s going to create any emergency spending situations and the rest of the month is, at this point, event free.
With a little luck there’ll be more free entertainment before the month comes to a close and less beer emergencies.