Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cravings Derail Our Budget

This pregnancy so far has been rough. I'm trying to remember my pregnancy with Marshal...I know I couldn't get out of bed in the morning without having a cracker or two. But this all day long nausea is getting old.

11 Weeks 4 Days Old Little Peanut
But the cravings are almost as bad as the nausea  And they are wreaking havoc on our budget. I typically am nagging hubby about eating out but I've been the worst offender over the last month and a half.

I've gone out of my way to go to my favorite Thai restaurant, which is almost 45 minutes away, at least three times. That's my most expensive craving...Galanga Thai and their Panang Curry makes my mouth water. :) If they were closer my budget would be out of this world high.

Between cravings and exhaustion, my endeavor to cook more foods at home has gone out the window. Pizza - Check. Burger King - check. Pho - Check. Local Sandwich Shop (lunch meat nuked of course) - Check.

It's getting out of hand and I'm not sure how to combat it! We truly cannot afford to continue to eat out so often.

Of course as I write this I'm craving Chinese Food.

I did make Panang Curry at home the other wasn't the same but it did taste pretty good. I've never been able to make my favorite Chinese food though. My pizza recipe is decent. But I do love me some Dominoes.

What to do???

I will say that our grocery bill has shrunk...but not enough to justify eating out so much.

12 weeks down...can our budget survive the rest!?!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spending Quality Time

As the baby in my belly grows I get a little more nervous about how my little Marshal man will react come the arrival. I'm not the best mom...sometimes I want my alone time and let Marshal play Angry Birds or watch cartoons too much. But I do want to spend special time with him now and when the baby arrives.

Last weekend I took him on a "date" to Burger King and Walmart. :) Sounds silly but it was really fun. We purchased a Gingerbread Train, which we then put together Tuesday night.

Date Night

Gingerbread Train

Cutting down the Christmas Tree Saturday
When daddy is home I step aside as much as possible to let them bond, but since he's with me most of the time it's tough to get him to unlatch. I want them to bond ... and it's especially hard when daddy is working nights.

This weekend we are planning a trip to Zoo Lights in Seattle and I can't wait. =) It's going to be a full family bonding event with daddy, me, Marshal, and Aunt Jennifer.