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#121 of 270 Old 10-09-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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59/$200 eating out

Good Luck at the fitness boutique Prudence!

What is it about those Silly Bands? My 7 and almost 6 yos are going nuts over them and then of course my 3yo wants them too. I can't imagine they last very long, do they? If they are still this nuts about them in a week or two, I'll cave, I'm sure.

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My key
No Spend
Budgeted, planned spending
Impulse, Unnecessary Spending
Groceries (0/200 budgeted)
Coffeeshop, bar or restaurant (0/50 budgeted)
Lucky secondhand find
Babysitter (0/60 budgeted)
Sold something online
Finally got the winter boots I've been dreaming of!

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1 ($2.50/$50 budgeted)
2 Spent $89 doing a stock-up grocery shopping. But I had a $75 gift card. ($89/$200 budgeted)
3 I've had a stainless steel travel coffee mug on my wish list for two months, but they cost $15. Found a really nice one at a garage sale for 50 cents.
4 On campus all day, remembered to pack a lunch.
5 Paid bills, bought a wedding present for my big sister ($80) and a birthday present for my nephew ($13) lovely glass of wine with my research group after class $8 ($10.50/50 budgeted) (mental health boost -- priceless )
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7 $4.50 work lunch ($15/50 budgeted) $12 halloween pumpkins -- we'll call that ($102/200 grocery budget)
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9 $8.07 breakfast for me and DS with friends before a big hike ($23/50 budgeted) Date night planned! ($25/60 budgeted) Date night stuff - $23. Awesome time had on date night -- priceless.
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Wish list:
--Winter boots for me! (This is actually edging into the "need" category)
--Two pairs of winter pants and belt for DS
--Sunglasses for me
--Start on Christmas presents for DS (doctor play kit, stick horse, toy trains)

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OK, I'm going to try to catch up. We didn't do so well this week due to all the wake/funeral/family stuff we had going on, and I spent a lot lot lot of money buying nice clothes at Talbots to wear to these things But at least they're nice, quality pieces that I got a lot of compliments on, and now I have dressy items for the future *sigh*. On the plus side, between DH's family things and my family visiting this week, we're eating a lot of meals paid for by other people, so our grocery budget shouldn't be too bad this month. I might even be able to make up my clothes expenditures in that budget area.

Short-term goals:
No-spend days: 2/20
Grocery budget: $99/500
Weekly meal plans made: 0/4
Income from surveys/sales: $9
Daily save/earn money activity: 5/31

Legend:
No-spend day:
Planned spending only:
Unnecessary spending:
Practiced gratitude:

10/1:
10/2: (ate at home all day, completed a survey for $2)
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10/7: (soccer sign-up fees, some stock-up grocery shopping with coupons--hooray for free toothbrushes!)
10/8: (expensive clothes and food out)
10/9: (birthday gift and card for young cousin's party)

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Ahhh...it worked. You can buy very little when your wallet is stuck at home without you.

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04.. $7 McDonald's
05.. $1 coffee
06.. $406 shoes for myself and DD, Christmas presents
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4/15 No Spend Days
0/3 Let the Car Rest Days
3/25 Fast Food Free Days

 

 

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What is it about those Silly Bands? My 7 and almost 6 yos are going nuts over them and then of course my 3yo wants them too. I can't imagine they last very long, do they? If they are still this nuts about them in a week or two, I'll cave, I'm sure.
I think it is the trading that makes them fun. My girls just trade trade trade all the time with their friends.

 

 

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= No spend or budgeted spending
= Unnecessary/unbudgeted spending
= No-drive day
= Had tea today
= Hung clothes on the line.

1. Ran errands. Forgot to pack snacks. Crashed with hunger and went to TCBY. Ugh! What a start. But . . .
2. $20.00 wine for party, $16.00 haircut for DH
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6. $4.92 at TCBY (unnecessary), $18.00 to replace items that dog broke (long story), and necessary, CHEAP groceries at $98.00.
7. Budgeted lunch at 10.49.
8. 31.00 dog food, paid 2 utility bills
9. $5.40 latte and snack at coffee shop. Why oh why do all of my meetings have to take place in these pricey establishments? I really need to start hosting them in my house...
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My Key:
Budgeted, planned spending (includes groceries, gas, other necessary or well planned items- NOT impulse items)
No Spend
No Drive
Impulse, Unnecessary Spending
Eat Out

Oct.1- Groceries, consumables, and gas
Oct.2- rest of grocery shopping DH and I had a date night, I think dinner was overpriced, but it was good. And DH got steak, which I never make.
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Oct.5-- Gymnastics and Art classes for the month for dd
Oct.6- haircut for dd but it was a missions dinner at church so I am giving it a
Oct.7- Feels like I spent a small fortune, $300 total on Costco (includes our $50 renewal), CVS, Target, and 2 Grocery Stores. I used coupons and took advantage of sales. Was out of Zyrtec, dog food, and some other big $$ items. Hopefully I can stay out of the stores for anything other than some produce and milk for 2 weeks!

Oct.8- Went to a local library book sale, spent waay more than I wanted, but we homeschool and will use everything and it was a good deal so I need to give myself a break! Picked up Chinese for me, DH and the girls are out for the evening so I splurged.
Oct.9-

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Whirlwind of a great day. Grateful for little monkeys letting loose on the soccer field, the joy our kiddos found selecting (w/ gift card)/delivering toys to the shelter, sweet treats (included in food budget) on the porch at the best apple orchard ever, discovering an amazing outdoor sculpture gallery (free!) with animal beasts towering over visitors, our mutt making friends w/ some llamas at a local farm (free!), and watching our monkeys channel fish in the pool tonight (pool pass scored at a silent auction benefit). Gratitude was easy to come by today.

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Necessary/in budget spending: 9/28
Do something to earn/save $: 9/31 (wahoo for open shifts @ FD)
Food: $289/$500
No Drive Days: 2/6
Practicing gratitude: 9/31
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My key:

- No spend at all

- necessary spending (gas, food, car mtc)

- Unnecessary Spending

10/1-

10/2- $5.50 Sonic

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10/4- $146 groceries should last a few weeks (I hope)

10/5- $29 2 pairs of new shoes for DS that will hopefully last til at least January (Feb would be even better, but I won't hold my breath).

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10/8- $6 lunch $10 gas

10/9-

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10/01
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10/04 $15 Handsome duds for DS.
10/05 $12.15 Clearance clothes for me at Old Navy
10/06
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8/20 No-spend days
8/31 Not buying clothes days
$27.15 Frivolously spent

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Budgeted, planned spending (includes groceries, gas, other necessary or well planned items- NOT impulse items)
No Spend
No Drive
Impulse, Unnecessary Spending
Eat Out

Oct.1- Groceries, consumables, and gas
Oct.2- rest of grocery shopping DH and I had a date night, I think dinner was overpriced, but it was good. And DH got steak, which I never make.
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Oct.5-- Gymnastics and Art classes for the month for dd
Oct.6- haircut for dd but it was a missions dinner at church so I am giving it a
Oct.7- Feels like I spent a small fortune, $300 total on Costco (includes our $50 renewal), CVS, Target, and 2 Grocery Stores. I used coupons and took advantage of sales. Was out of Zyrtec, dog food, and some other big $$ items. Hopefully I can stay out of the stores for anything other than some produce and milk for 2 weeks!

Oct.8- Went to a local library book sale, spent waay more than I wanted, but we homeschool and will use everything and it was a good deal so I need to give myself a break! Picked up Chinese for me, DH and the girls are out for the evening so I splurged.
Oct.9-
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Grateful for a gorgeous day at a local fall foliage festival. Though our monkeys didn't *need* the book, multi-colored pen, fire car, puzzles, etc., I was happy to support a couple of great organizations w/ the funds.

Kim

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10/10: $17 kiddo stuff @ Fall Foliage Festival

Necessary/in budget spending: 9/28
Do something to earn/save $: 10/31 (submitted sample for local paper's Board of Contributors)
Food: $361/$500 (DH's fancy coffee on sale - stocked up + then some)
No Drive Days: 2/6 (perhaps tomorrow?)
Practicing gratitude: 10/31
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Not doing well this month at all. Bought a bunkbed for DD4 yesterday, which I call a need (Craigslist), and a pair of shoes and boots for myself (both wants - ebay and REI sale), and one pair of shoes for DD7 (need). Can I get back to NS?? I hope so. I will try again tomorrow.

5. Groceries $132, household $62, photos $10, gas $33, clothing/xmas $99
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7. Silly Banz for DDs $5, Starbucks $8, $46 groceries, $210 clothes (for me)
8. $8 consignment dresses for DDs, $3 fast food (treat for DD4)
9. Bunkbed for DD4 from Craigslist,
10. Shoes/boots/shoes for DD7 and me (all on sale, but still)
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1/15 NS days
$181/$500 groceries
$13/$50 eating out
1/1 Costco trip
No Target trips this month
0/$500 added to savings
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59/$200 eating out

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I did well yesterday. We had family events, so we didn't really need to go anywhere spendy. However, on the way home I desperately wanted something from Starbucks because it's been such a hard week and I wanted a treat. I actually pulled into the lot, thought about having to report it on here, and then pulled back out and went home It was 7 p.m., anyway, and who really needs that much caffeine and that many calories that late in the day anyway?! And I explained to the kids about the no-spending challenge, so they've been talking about it ever since. DD5 even wanted to go buy something today and then said, "Oh, wait, your spending freeze! We have to remember that!" Yes, we do

Short-term goals:
No-spend days: 3/20
Grocery budget: $99/500
Weekly meal plans made: 0/4
Income from surveys/sales: $9
Daily save/earn money activity: 5/31

Legend:
No-spend day:
Planned spending only:
Unnecessary spending:
Practiced gratitude:

10/1:
10/2: (ate at home all day, completed a survey for $2)
10/3:
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10/7: (soccer sign-up fees, some stock-up grocery shopping with coupons--hooray for free toothbrushes!)
10/8: (expensive clothes and food out)
10/9: (birthday gift and card for young cousin's party)
10/10:

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No spending is just not happening for me this month. I guess I am going to get nickel and dimed so no major purchases!

1: $4 Tim Hortons
2: $64 gas, bus tickets, snack
3: $28 hair product
4: $5 Tim Hortons
5: $120 Groceries
6: $84 winter boots for kids
7: $60 HFS
8: $9 drugstore
9: $4 Starbucks, $30 lunch & groceries for work fridge (no more Timmy's!)
10: $14 groceries, $42 baby bottles/pump parts

309/$750 household account
135/$205 personal account
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I'm having a bumpy start to my month too.

I have a problem with compulsive spending -- I know this -- and I'm on it.

But still...

I get very frustrated with myself because I can search out the lowest price in town for ground beef, drive around all week without a wallet, and shop second hand thrift stores for DAYS to save $5 on a raincoat...then turn around and impulsively buy a $22 vera bradley tech case for my Ipod.

Seriously??? What is all my frugality for if I spend on something so stupid??? I can't figure myself out.

And last night I spent $22 on that little bag then spent $30 on a lamp for DD's bedroom shaped like a teapot (because she thought it was cute and wanted it) and when I came home my husband asked me what the damage was and I was too embarrassed to tell him. I wouldn't even answer when he asked me the question.

He let it drop but I was angry with myself because...really??? Not answering him is the same as lying about the total.

I have got to get this under control.

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My Goals:

5/15 No Spend Days
0/3 Let the Car Rest Days
4/25 Fast Food Free Days

 

 

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And no-drive days??? HA!

Forget about it.

I'm driving my car all over town like someone is paying me to do it.

Like I own a taxi-service or something.

I need to just let that car cool its jets in the garage for THREE days this month and I'll be happy.

Just three little days.

 

 

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It's me again. Post #3.

I just checked the calendar and I have NO REASON WHATSOEVER to drive the car tomorrow.

So tomorrow ---->

I'm not going to the gym. I'm going to a playgroup that is within walking distance of my house. I have no reason to set foot in that car.

 

 

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I am weak, very VERY weak. I was powerless to resist the email I got from Gap with 45% off EVERYTHING in the store. I saved over $200, but spent more than that. I'm trying to justify it b/c I have held off buying maternity stuff I needed b/c I wasn't convinced the 20 and 30% deals were worth it.

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10/01
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10/04 $15 Handsome duds for DS.
10/05 $12.15 Clearance clothes for me at Old Navy
10/06
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9/20 No-spend days
9/31 Not buying clothes days
$27.15 Frivolously spent

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5. Groceries $132, household $62, photos $10, gas $33, clothing/xmas $99
6. NS
7. Silly Banz for DDs $5, Starbucks $8, $46 groceries, $210 clothes (for me)
8. $8 consignment dresses for DDs, $3 fast food (treat for DD4)
9. Bunkbed for DD4 from Craigslist,
10. Shoes/boots/shoes for DD7 and me (all on sale, but still)

11. Didn't get my NS today either... $60 parenting class through my local school district, $13 groceries, $9 pumpkins

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1/15 NS days
$194/$500 groceries
$13/$50 eating out
1/1 Costco trip
No Target trips this month
0/$500 added to savings
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You know those frilly, fancy salon places for little girls? Whoever invented those is PURE EVIL. We happened upon a new one in our local "shoppes" last week, and since then DD8 has been begging to go. She needed a cut anyway, so we went today. I figured it was only $5 more than our usual place, and it would save a few bucks on gas. Ha! $33 later... At least she loves her hair, and she was thrilled to pieces with the experience. She even got a free makeup application with their Monday special. I thought her head was going to explode with joy DD5 is begging to go now too. It will be a special treat that Daddy will do with her when DD8 and I go to see the Nutcracker. But whew! I made sure both girls know that this is a ONE-TIME THING!!!! I did take us back home for lunch instead of caving under the Starbucks/Chipotle/Jamba Juice triple whammy in the same "shoppes."


Short-term goals:
No-spend days: 3/20
Grocery budget: $99/500
Weekly meal plans made: 0/4
Income from surveys/sales: $9
Daily save/earn money activity: 5/31

Legend:
No-spend day:
Planned spending only:
Unnecessary spending:
Practiced gratitude:

10/1:
10/2: (ate at home all day, completed a survey for $2)
10/3:
10/4:
10/5:
10/6:
10/7: (soccer sign-up fees, some stock-up grocery shopping with coupons--hooray for free toothbrushes!)
10/8: (expensive clothes and food out)
10/9: (birthday gift and card for young cousin's party)
10/10: [/QUOTE]
10/11: (insanely priced girly hair/makeup experience-$33, the balance on DD's glasses-$35)

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My key
No Spend
Budgeted, planned spending
Impulse, Unnecessary Spending
Groceries (0/200 budgeted)
Coffeeshop, bar or restaurant (0/50 budgeted)
Lucky secondhand find
Babysitter (0/60 budgeted)
Sold something online
Finally got the winter boots I've been dreaming of!

Oct
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2 Spent $89 doing a stock-up grocery shopping. But I had a $75 gift card. ($89/$200 budgeted)
3 I've had a stainless steel travel coffee mug on my wish list for two months, but they cost $15. Found a really nice one at a garage sale for 50 cents.
4 On campus all day, remembered to pack a lunch.
5 Paid bills, bought a wedding present for my big sister ($80) and a birthday present for my nephew ($13) lovely glass of wine with my research group after class $8 ($10.50/50 budgeted) (mental health boost -- priceless )
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7 $4.50 work lunch ($15/50 budgeted) $12 halloween pumpkins -- we'll call that ($102/200 grocery budget)
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9 $8.07 breakfast for me and DS with friends before a big hike ($23/50 budgeted) Date night planned! ($25/60 budgeted) Date night stuff - $23. Awesome time had on date night -- priceless.
10 Spent kind of a lot of money today, but nothing really frivolous. $59 on groceries ($163/200 budgeted) Also spent about $23 on a printer cartridge that I needed for school stuff, $16 on a big box of diapers, $7 on winter pants for DS, and about $40 at the outlet mall on me.
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Wish list:
--Winter boots for me! (This is actually edging into the "need" category)
--Two pairs of winter pants and belt for DS
--Sunglasses for me
--Start on Christmas presents for DS (doctor play kit, stick horse, toy trains)

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You know those frilly, fancy salon places for little girls? Whoever invented those is PURE EVIL. We happened upon a new one in our local "shoppes" last week, and since then DD8 has been begging to go.


Your post made me laugh out loud for two reasons, Melissa...

1. How you spelled shoppes and put it in quotes...that is funny stuff

2. The "shoppe" being in New Jersey...I can SO see a place like that thriving in my old neighborhood (we moved to Vermont from New Brunswick, NJ)

What is it with New Jersey and hair? I've never seen so many salons anywhere else in the country.

I'm glad your DD had a good time -- you would have spent that taking her to ChuckECheese or some other child-entertaining type place as well. At least you got a haircut out of it, right?

 

 

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I was powerless to resist the email I got from Gap with 45% off EVERYTHING in the store.
I wonder if I can find that coupon somewhere online...

 

 

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Budgeted, planned spending (includes groceries, gas, other necessary or well planned items- NOT impulse items)
No Spend
No Drive
Impulse, Unnecessary Spending
Eat Out

Oct.1- Groceries, consumables, and gas
Oct.2- rest of grocery shopping DH and I had a date night, I think dinner was overpriced, but it was good. And DH got steak, which I never make.
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Oct.5-- Gymnastics and Art classes for the month for dd
Oct.6- haircut for dd but it was a missions dinner at church so I am giving it a
Oct.7- Feels like I spent a small fortune, $300 total on Costco (includes our $50 renewal), CVS, Target, and 2 Grocery Stores. I used coupons and took advantage of sales. Was out of Zyrtec, dog food, and some other big $$ items. Hopefully I can stay out of the stores for anything other than some produce and milk for 2 weeks!

Oct.8- Went to a local library book sale, spent waay more than I wanted, but we homeschool and will use everything and it was a good deal so I need to give myself a break! Picked up Chinese for me, DH and the girls are out for the evening so I splurged.
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Oct.11- did spend $221 on car repairs, but I am calling it a no spend day because I didn't go into one store, shop online, etc.

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2. Groceries, gas, and $200 at the gardening centre on supplies.
3. and one more bag of clutter out the door!
4. Vaccinations for the dogs $200.
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6. garden supplies (and that should be it!) didn't pass up a sale on cloth diapers for the new LO. Granted, I needed some new cloth wipes, and they were on sale. But I did not need the on sale AIOs .
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7/15 no spend days
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Your post made me laugh out loud for two reasons, Melissa...

1. How you spelled shoppes and put it in quotes...that is funny stuff

2. The "shoppe" being in New Jersey...I can SO see a place like that thriving in my old neighborhood (we moved to Vermont from New Brunswick, NJ)

What is it with New Jersey and hair? I've never seen so many salons anywhere else in the country.

I'm glad your DD had a good time -- you would have spent that taking her to ChuckECheese or some other child-entertaining type place as well. At least you got a haircut out of it, right?
Prudence, now I'm We live in North Brunswick!!!

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= No spend or budgeted spending
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= No-drive day
= Had tea today
= Hung clothes on the line.

1. Ran errands. Forgot to pack snacks. Crashed with hunger and went to TCBY. Ugh! What a start. But . . .
2. $20.00 wine for party, $16.00 haircut for DH
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5. $33.00 gas, 50 cents thrift store toy for DD
6. $4.92 at TCBY (unnecessary), $18.00 to replace items that dog broke (long story), and necessary, CHEAP groceries at $98.00.
7. Budgeted lunch at 10.49.
8. 31.00 dog food, paid 2 utility bills
9. $5.40 latte and snack at coffee shop. Why oh why do all of my meetings have to take place in these pricey establishments? I really need to start hosting them in my house...
10. $7.00 yarn to knit DD's Christmas present "
11. $10.00 on excesses at the zoo (feeding goats, carousel rides, wagon rental). We have a year-long pass, so I talk myself into using it into getting my money's worth. Then we get screwed on all of the extras they throw at you when you get there. $2.50 chai tea at another coffee shop meeting.
12. Knitting needles to make Christmas present, $9.00, groceries for $104.00.
13. 5.00 ice cream (unbudgeted), $6.00 bouncy castle admission (budgeted)
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