Tuesday, July 15, 2008

the no money challenge results

it can be done-- the zila's successfully finished an entire week without spending any money! it was a great learning experience and we had a lot of fun doing it too. jon and i played yahtzee (sp?) for the first time in months, we spent an evening walking haven to our library, and just really enjoyed one another's company-- a weird, but thankful bi-product of our challenge! we learned that we routinely spend money on things that we don't really miss and certainly don't need which is exciting for our budget, waistlines, and time management. i did have a friend of ours come up to me after church with a look of worry after jon said we had nothing to eat at our house! i quickly put the fire out before she sent us home with a casserole, interpreting for jon that his comment simply meant there was no longer any ice cream in our house... catastrophic, i know. :) we ate cereal, oatmeal, and fruit for breakfast...had sandwiches for lunch... and enjoyed an across-the-board array of dinners including pancakes and eggs, nachos, grilled chicken and veggies, and baked ziti! the next dare is already brewing-- it seems to involve no garbage. we'll keep you posted. 

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