I kept track of our expenses in November. Groceries were higher than I expected. I do have a handle on it and it is getting better. We have Julia's birthday next week and I'm making lasagna, her favorite. No idea what we are doing for Christmas yet. We're not big on presents, so we won't spend much there. We need to hit the thrift store for a couple of work shirts for her and a few storage containers for me, if we can find any.