- March 20, 2008 at 1:39 am #256780
We did the sports thing with the older son but the younger is
not into sports. He likes cars (now there’s an expensive hobby).
We are remodeling our garage for him to be able to work on his
cars and build furniture. (both are very expensive but he is
good at both). He plans to use the expansion as his wood working
shop and the remodled part as his car shop (he’s 18 years old
and about to graduate high school).
My budget buster is medical costs. It is hard for me to not get
medication when I know my family needs it. Testing supplies for
Diabeties are the worst (especially two of us have to test). I
know that is a weird budget buster but when you pay 175.00 for
just meds a month (after insurance and sometimes is 205.00) then
add testing supplies, lancets, alchol pads, cotton balls and
bandaids (I bleed to much and would take sometimes twenty
minutes to get it to stop if the lancet is to deep) it is
I also got nuts a christmas time as well but I plan for it all
year and put money back each month for my christmas fund. So
that kind of works out but I still go over.
Food is another thing that is breaking my actuall monthly
budget. I love to cook and my family loves to eat so I have to
be carefull about what I buy and that we will eat and enjoy it
without killing our glucose levels.
I do okay with my hobbies on cross stitch as I make alot of my
own patterns and download free patterns alot. I will buy the
cross stitch material by the yard and make my own kits. I have
alot of thread that I have bought over the years so I don’t have
to keep buying it all the time. I limit myself to 20 skeins a
month out of my pocket money. (yes we each get pocket money that
has to cover any outside eating for lunch or hobbies or special
things that we want for ourselves) books would kill me if I
didn’t have the pocket money. I save up to buy the more
expensive ones (usually health and nutrition books).
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