I ended the month with a car nearly on fumes and $95 left in my checking account, not enough to cover the power bill, but pretty close so I'm not complaining about that. On the first day of the month I filled up the tank on our car and we were good to go. I was able to make it last all month too. On payday I took care of our monthly expenses, made my savings deposits and picked up some more groceries. I also bought items to stuff some stockings! That was a fun little shopping trip.
I stayed on budget with my grocery spending and was happily surprised to get a lot of things on sale and with coupons as well as to find a ton of stuff on markdown. Not only was I able to keep our pantry and freezer stocked, but we gave quite a bit away for a Christmas drive that my daughter's high school held. That made us feel pretty darn good.
Although we had some bumps this month I still think it turned out pretty well all things considered. Right now everyone in the household is currently healthy and doing well. You can't ask for more than that.