The Good - My peonies have bloomed, and I was able to pick a few and put them in a mason jar for a very sweet centerpiece for my kitchen table. Cost....NADA. Peonies came with the house when we bought it in 2001....mason jar was left over from a project 6 years ago.
The Bad - The spending door has opened a little further. Craigslist is my new best friend. I bought 4 shelves for $10 (they are great!). One will be painted to go in the bathroom to hang towels; one will become a new cell phone charging station/key hook. One will probably go in Sassy's room....the other is yet to be determined. And I bought a water fountain for $50 for the front flowerbed. It was brand new in the box...retails for over twice that!
The money came from our Craigslist sales. Which techinically was for Christmas, but we decided that we probably won't use it all for that purpose (since the big stuff will be "free" thanks to CC points). So we allowed ourselves a little wiggle room.
The Ugly - The computer is dead. We went window shopping for a new one, just because we had no idea what we needed or what that would cost. We were in Best Buy, and seems that what we want is about $800. Now we have to slow down our debt repayment a little to save for this. We decided to limp along on this lap top for as long as we can. I really don't want to slow down the debt stuff. I want to have Hospital #1 bill paid off before the kids' birthday at the end of the summer.
So....how about you......what are your financial GBU's for the week??