The month of May felt expensive, but after studying my budget report, it looks to be the cheapest month of the year to date. I should point out that once again my husband chipped in though.
My husband is a bit of a gambler. He likes to bet on Thoroughbred racing, and he enjoys buying scratch off lottery tickets. Surprisingly, he wins more than he loses on the ponies, and now and again, those scratchers give him a reason to come back. In April, he won $500 on a scratch off lottery ticket and handed me $200 of it to pay for Speedy's May ultrasound.
This is the second year that I've kept such detailed records of my hobby's "costs." This is the cheapest month I've ever had, and I am wondering why. I keep going back through my records making sure that I haven't left anything out. Had I not done the clinic, my costs would have been well below $1,000. That almost feels like having horses for FREE!
We're going to be gone for 16 days in June which means no showing. I am squeezing in a lesson right before we leave, but my June expenses should be pretty low as well. Low bills are a good thing right now as all of my extra money is going back into the bank to help my savings account recover from our upcoming trip.
I am quite sure I'll be back to full spending by July!