Friday Breakdown

Friday Breakdown is a weekly series where I go over how much money I spent for the week.
The first number is what has been spent in that category so far this month,
 the green number is the difference from last week,
 (the parenthesized is a snapshot of what the money was spent on.) 
Automobile
$592.61 (no change)
Internet and Cell Phone
$109.99 
 (no change)
Christmas Savings
$100 
 (no change)
Clothing       
$44 
 (no change)

Credit Card   
$1100 (no change)  
Education  
$110.28  (no change)
Entertainment and Rec
$257.39 +$30 (babysitter, allowances)
Food
$809.18 +184.33 (groceries and dining out)
House/Home
$114.90 +$12.45 (ink)
Mortgage
$1000 (no change)

Medical
$45.60 (no change)
Utilities
$336.58 (no change)



We had a week of pretty much no spending except food and our babysitter and a little ink. Although, we are crazy over budget in our food category this month and still have to get food for part of next week. I am not stressing, but I really dislike spending so much money on food. Note to self: stop eating out. I know we could cut our food budget if we started eating less "fancy" food, but I really enjoy making a variety of foods. Sometimes I think the variety of food I buy, is my way of making up for not spending a lot in other areas. I think my goal for April, might be to add a few more frugal dinners to the week. 
On a somewhat related note, I did not walk a lick this week. I am blaming the weather for this one, all the way. Snowy and rainy days do not make for good walking. Especially when I was spoiled with beautiful weather last week. I still think I can make my goal of 20 miles, if the weather gets nicer. I am rooting for myself because I think I found the dress I want. So far this month I have walked 12.5 miles.