We seem to be doing much better budgeting than we did when I was working. I guess this means I was WAY overspending on things for the kids (too many clothes) and eating out and fun things. Cutting all those things out has made a huge difference in our checking account. And I haven't even gotten my first payment for unemployment. So now that I know I CAN pay all my bills on DH paycheck then when I do start working again I can save at least half my check for rainy days and emergencies and then I can still have money for fun things and extras. And then we can use our craftshow money for home repairs and all that I want to do in my house.