Well. Poor Marvin Gardens. I came home from work today, and he was decidedly sheepish.
He had gone to get a haircut (which for him is acceptable, since he has a job and the '80s are over), and when he was done, the hairdresser said, "How about some gel?" and he said, "Sure! I'm out of gel!" Then on the way home he thought crap, I just spent money.
Now, really, I think gel is pretty okay. We have to maintain SOME self-care, right? So I don't think it's such a mistake. But it is scary how you just spend without thinking.
...I have had a lot of people at work asking me specifics about our year of not spending. So, to reiterate, no restaurants and no pre-made food. This means no already-cooked chickens at the grocery store, no bakery items, stuff like that. I say potato chips and rice cakes (sue me. I really like rice cakes) are acceptable, as I would never in a million years try to make a rice cake.
Anyway, so far I have done well, as has poor Marvin, despite the gel debacle.