My sister has a theory that you can do two out of three things when it comes to being a wife: Eat healthy, stick to a budget, and work full-time. It's possible to do two of these, but all three can't be done.
The last two weeks, I had to choose. We have been extremely fortunate in our married life. I have a job with full benefits, we have zero debt, and we live in a pretty nice place. But by no stretch of the imagination are we rolling in the dough. The last week and a half, we have been waiting patiently for my paycheck to come through so that we could finally come home with this:
Disclaimer: I don't want anyone to think we are poor or suffering, we're totally not. We are just trying to spend less than we make, and sometimes when you're still going through college, especially in holiday mode, that gets a little tricky. We're actually quite proud of ourselves for making it through the week. Go team go!