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#121 of 131 Old 08-28-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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8/28 - unbudgeted spending whistling.gif $200 String Cheese New Year's tickets

 

Uh, yeah, I almost posted that I had a no spend day, because that's what it feels like when I use my credit card.  The happiness I get out of events like this is absolutely worth the cost! ;)

 

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budgeted spending days - 8 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

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Alright, we got paid today! Now I can start on the no spend/spend less train!

 

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The more optimistic and motivated I am, the more dude-icons I use.  Lots of dude-icons this month.  

 

Tidied things up a bit for mid month:

 

orngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.gif = No spend = 8 days

orngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.gif = Groceries, other necessaries = 5 days

orngbiggrin.gif = Limited, budgeted spending = 3 days

demon.gif = Planned but painful or minor infraction = 9 days

demon.gifdemon.gif = Should have planned better = 2 days

demon.gifdemon.gifdemon.gif = Out of control = 0 days

 

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28 orngbiggrin.gif Groceries.  Pickling cukes and salt.  A little candy.

29 demon.gifdemon.gif Drove out of my way to pick up some last minute jar rings because I recycled all of them before we moved.  They were aging (slightly, I wasn't being too picky at the time I just wanted to get rid of STUFF) and I hadn't used them in years.  Now I needed them and forgot until the last minute.  Local min-art didn't have them in the size I needed (they have everything, bless them) so drove to the next town.  Ugh.  Serious waste of gas.  

 

Reminds me when I was cleaning out my parent's house and sent about 40 pairs of scissors to the thrift store (they lived in Phoenix, we couldn't take a lot) and what did I have to buy myself not 2 months later?  Yup.  You guessed it: scissors.

 

Love the new bedding, though.

 

Well, the busiest season is over for us, but we still have some needed purchases next month.  Hopefully not nearly so many Devil Dude Days!


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1. $12.25 Meals and snacks nod.gif

2. $200.00 Boat Moorage

    $40.00 Gas and Spending Money For M

    $5.00 Yogurt  nod.gif

3. $18.00 Saturday Meals and Snacks nod.gif

4. Sunday Hiking

5. Monday Holiday. Didn't keep track of exactly how, but $100.00 was spent on food and gas over the course of the 4th and 5th shy.gif

6. $18.00 Snacks and Lunch for M nod.gif

7. $19.50 Groceries nod.gif

8. $8.00 Food, $10 spending money to M  nod.gif

9. $25.00 Meals and Snacks  nod.gif

                    Working with a $29.00 budget per day for the next 10 days. That includes all groceries, gasoline, spending money etc.

10. $20 for M, tools and meals, $14.25 Seeds for our winter garden, $11 Meals shy.gif

11. $5.50 Birthday Gift, $60 Tools and spending money for M. $9 Lunch at work. $18 Dinner out. shy.gif

                    Going seriously over our daily budget these last few days nut.gif

                     Revised budget: $16.50 per day to cover all expenses for the next 8 days. nod.gif

                     Revised Key: Budgeted Spend nod.gif, Un-budgeted spend 

12. $24.00 Groceries.  Over budget by $7.50, but will spread this spending out to tomorrow  nod.gif

13. $30.00 Mike for tools and spending money, $8 food. shy.gif nut.gif. Transplanted  leeks and sowed kale, broccoli, and gai lan seeds in new winter garden plot bouncy.gif
14. Stayed within the new $12-per-day-for-6-days budget, spent $11.50 on a pair of soft soled shoes and two t-shirts for Baby Boy.

 

15. Spent $20.50 on groceries, $40 on gas and materials for M shy.gifnut.gif Got all freaked out because my job is under threat, and wanted to spend to feel better.
16. $4. Fast Food
17. No Spend
18. $5. coffee and cigar
19. $7. snacks. $87 Battery charger
20. $40.00 gas and materials for M. $5 tobacco. $3 photo prints nod.gif
21. $11 pizza - Craved it. $2.70 fruit and Milk, $20 gas and expenses for M. shy.gif nod.gif
22. $6 lunch, $4 kitchen sponges  nod.gif
23. $15 groceries nod.gif $5. Mike for cigars 
24. $ 5.00 Butter and a Coffee for M  nod.gif
25. $5.25 Book for baby and pants for me at thrift store %50 off sale, $19.25 lunch at the park in gorgeous weather  shy.gif
26. $9.70 Groceries, $2 Coffee.  nod.gif Paid off the VISA bill using a significant chunk of my savings. bouncy.gifnut.gif
27. $32.45 Groceries nod.gif, also an unnecessary $3.50 spent at the thrift store shy.gif 
28. $108. Groceries, Parking, Aircare, Lunch, Coffee, and Gasoline nod.gif
29. $21.70 groceries nod.gif

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8/29 - budgeted spending thumb.gif $9 dinner

 

I got my paycheck yesterday and got quite a bit more in it than I had estimated, so I'm pretty stoked about that!  Makes that credit card purchase yesterday not a big deal ;)  This weekend may involve quite a bit of spending, as I'm seeing Phish tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday.  I have my tickets already, but there may be drinks and food bought...we'll see.  I try to be prepared, but sometimes it's nice to treat myself! :)

 

no spend days - 9 love.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.gif

budgeted spending days - 8 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

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8/30 - budgeted spending thumb.gif $15 parking

 

no spend days - 9 love.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.gif

budgeted spending days - 9 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

non-budgeted spending days - 3 whistling.gifwhistling.gifwhistling.gif

 

Already spent a bunch of money today (all budgeted), but I may spend more later, so I'll update tomorrow.


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Is there going to be a September thread?

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The more optimistic and motivated I am, the more dude-icons I use.  Lots of dude-icons this month.  

 

Tidied things up a bit for mid month:

 

orngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.gif = No spend = 8 days

orngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.gif = Groceries, other necessaries = 5 days

orngbiggrin.gif = Limited, budgeted spending = 4 days

demon.gif = Planned but painful or minor infraction = 9 days

demon.gifdemon.gif = Should have planned better = 3 days

demon.gifdemon.gifdemon.gif = Out of control = 0 days

 

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30 orngbiggrin.giforngbiggrin.gif Groceries

31 demon.gifdemon.gif Ended with a loud bang which my credit card exploding.  Kidding, but I did spend more than I need to for lunch and farmer's market (and not vegetables, no).  Plus dropped off vacuum cleaner because crapped out on me in the middle of the job.  

 

Yes, looking forward to the September thread.  One way or another, it will be here.  13 "Devil Dude Days".  Yeouch.

 


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1. $12.25 Meals and snacks nod.gif

2. $200.00 Boat Moorage

    $40.00 Gas and Spending Money For M

    $5.00 Yogurt  nod.gif

3. $18.00 Saturday Meals and Snacks nod.gif

4. Sunday Hiking

5. Monday Holiday. Didn't keep track of exactly how, but $100.00 was spent on food and gas over the course of the 4th and 5th shy.gif

6. $18.00 Snacks and Lunch for M nod.gif

7. $19.50 Groceries nod.gif

8. $8.00 Food, $10 spending money to M  nod.gif

9. $25.00 Meals and Snacks  nod.gif

                    Working with a $29.00 budget per day for the next 10 days. That includes all groceries, gasoline, spending money etc.

10. $20 for M, tools and meals, $14.25 Seeds for our winter garden, $11 Meals shy.gif

11. $5.50 Birthday Gift, $60 Tools and spending money for M. $9 Lunch at work. $18 Dinner out. shy.gif

                    Going seriously over our daily budget these last few days nut.gif

                     Revised budget: $16.50 per day to cover all expenses for the next 8 days. nod.gif

                     Revised Key: Budgeted Spend nod.gif, Un-budgeted spend 

12. $24.00 Groceries.  Over budget by $7.50, but will spread this spending out to tomorrow  nod.gif

13. $30.00 Mike for tools and spending money, $8 food. shy.gif nut.gif. Transplanted  leeks and sowed kale, broccoli, and gai lan seeds in new winter garden plot bouncy.gif
14. Stayed within the new $12-per-day-for-6-days budget, spent $11.50 on a pair of soft soled shoes and two t-shirts for Baby Boy.

 

15. Spent $20.50 on groceries, $40 on gas and materials for M shy.gifnut.gif Got all freaked out because my job is under threat, and wanted to spend to feel better.
16. $4. Fast Food
17. No Spend
18. $5. coffee and cigar
19. $7. snacks. $87 Battery charger
20. $40.00 gas and materials for M. $5 tobacco. $3 photo prints nod.gif
21. $11 pizza - Craved it. $2.70 fruit and Milk, $20 gas and expenses for M. shy.gif nod.gif
22. $6 lunch, $4 kitchen sponges  nod.gif
23. $15 groceries nod.gif $5. Mike for cigars 
24. $ 5.00 Butter and a Coffee for M  nod.gif
25. $5.25 Book for baby and pants for me at thrift store %50 off sale, $19.25 lunch at the park in gorgeous weather  shy.gif
26. $9.70 Groceries, $2 Coffee.  nod.gif Paid off the VISA bill using a significant chunk of my savings. bouncy.gifnut.gif
27. $32.45 Groceries nod.gif, also an unnecessary $3.50 spent at the thrift store shy.gif 
28. $108. Groceries, Parking, Aircare, Lunch, Coffee, and Gasoline nod.gif
29. $21.70 groceries nod.gif
29. $21.70 groceries nod.gif
30. $37.00 Gasoline and birthday dinner for M. 

31. $$$; we kind of let er' rip today. We were pretty conservative all month, and didn't spend anything today that will get us in to debt so, it's o.k. by me.nod.gif 


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8/31 - budgeted spending thumb.gif $131 Costco, $40 gas, $2 parking

 

no spend days - 9 love.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.giflove.gif

budgeted spending days - 10 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

non-budgeted spending days - 3 whistling.gifwhistling.gifwhistling.gif


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