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#121 of 155 Old 09-21-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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:O Unplanned spending

jumpers.gif No spend

:loveeyes Planned spending

 

9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes I have dog food, one tank of gas, and my bountiful basket in the budget the rest of the month. After that the rest of the days really really need to be no spend.


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Hoping for fewer than the 13 Devil Dude-icons I earned for August!  Or not.... dang!  That's 7 just for the first 1/2 of September!

 

1  :D:D:D No-spend.

2  :D:D Just necessities.  Groceries.

3  :D:D Forgotten groceries.

4  demon.gifdemon.gifdemon.gif  Yeowch!  Bigtime-Budget-Buster.

5  :D:D:D Eager to record a no-spend after yesterday.

6  :D:D Stop for a few groceries.

7  :D:D Groceries--tea and suchlike.

8  :D:D:D Awarding myself a no-spend for tomorrow.

9  demon.gif Minor infraction in a day of concientious spending.

10 :D:D:D Another no-spend.

11 demon.gifdemon.gif Not very much, but totally naughty.

12 :D Conscientious spending.

13 demon.gifdemon.gif Durned mouse.  

14 demon.gif Very minor infraction

15 demon.gif Oh, boy, these devils are stacking up. 

16 demon.gif But I'm being harder on myself this month.

17 :D:D:D  A real no-spend day!  Finally!

18 demon.gif  Grrrrr.........oceries.

19 demon.gif Birthday shopping and .... sigh... other stuff.

20 demon.gif Cookies for party.  Boy Scout popcorn.  

21 :D:D:D No spend

22 :D Ordered jacket for dd2

 

Could have taken a no-spend today, but ordered dd2's jacket, on sale which ends today.  I could have found a cheaper one, but I have had trouble with zipper quality, etc, and I need to feel this one is comfy and can last.  However, I have to order it because I lost hers last year!  Devil?  No, I'll be kind to myself this time.  She would have needed a new one at the end of winter anyway, I think.


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:O Unplanned spending

jumpers.gif No spend

:loveeyes Planned spending

 

9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes I also had to get oil for my husbands car. But I'm still calling it planned spending because I only spent the budgeted amount since I got 20% off of the dog food I bought, basically paying for the quart of oil.


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9/2 - :thumb budgeted spending $42 groceries, $12 wart stuff for DD 

9/3 - :energy no spend 

9/4 - :energy no spend

9/5 - :energy no spend

9/6 - :energy no spend

9/7 - :thumb budgeted spending $35 groceries, $34 gas, $10 lunch, $7 Target, $15 thrift store

9/8 - :energy no spend 

9/9 - :energy no spend

9/10 - :energy no spend

9/11 - :energy no spend

9/12 - :energy no spend

9/13 - :thumb budgeted spending $6 dinner

9/14 - :thumb budgeted spending $40 groceries, $48 birthday party food/supplies, $6 thrift store, $17 underwear for DS

9/15 - :thumb budgeted spending $7 snacks for my class, $20 gas

9/16 - :energy no spend

9/17 - :energy no spend

9/18 - :energy no spend

9/19 - :thumb budgeted spending $65 Furthur ticket, $12 dinner, $4 coffee

9/20 - :energy no spend

9/21 - :thumb budgeted spending $47 groceries, $28 gas

9/22 - :energy no spend


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peace.gifNo spend!

:innocent Budgeted spending

nono.gif Un-budgeted spending

 

September 1: :innocent Grocery shopping 

September 2: :innocent Cat food

September 3: nono.gif Can of soda pop 

September 4: peace.gif

September 5: peace.gif

September 6: peace.gif

September 7: :innocent Grocery shopping 

September 8: :innocent A few more groceries

September 9: uhoh3.gif Dodged a bullet today! 

September 10: peace.gif

September 11: nono.gif Pop again!  

September 12:peace.gif

September 13: peace.gif 

September 14: :innocent/nono.gif  Birthday gift for DDs' friend

September 15: :innocent Groceries 

September 16: :innocent

September 17: :innocent/nono.gif Haircut 

September 18: peace.gif 

September 19: nono.gif Soda pop 

September 20: :innocent Gas

September 21: :innocent Groceries - didn't do as well today as last weekend, but not bad.

September 22: :innocent Forgotten groceries

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:O Unplanned spending

jumpers.gif No spend

:loveeyes Planned spending

 

9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes

9/23 - :loveeyes:O Last of the planned spending for the month. Got my bountiful basket and unfortunately had to go get bug spray too. The kids and I woke up this morning just covered in bug bites.


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Did a bit of shopping yesterday and bought my dd a desk, lamp and a couple of bookshelves for her room.  She needs a better homework space and I am really happy with the new arrangement.  We went to IKEA and man, that place is cheap.  Got a great deal. 

 

 

:thumb No spend!

:innocent Budgeted spending

nono.gif Un-budgeted spending

 

September 1 -- :innocent  school supplies

September 2 -- :innocent  bike gear for my eldest, :innocent checks, nono.gif workout pants for my big bottom <-- returned

September 3 -- :innocent groceries

September 4 -- :thumb

September 5 -- :thumb

September 6 -- :innocent keys and lanyards for kids

September 7 -- :innocent used cleats for kids, :innocent groceries

September 8 -- :innocent few more school supplies for dd

September 9 -- :thumb

September 10 -- :innocent picked up new cargo bike, :innocent groceries

September 11 -- :thumb

September 12 -- :innocent groceries

September 13 -- nono.gif flowers for window boxes

September 14 -- :innocent more groceries

September 15 -- :thumb

September 16 -- :thumb

September 17 -- :innocent gas and groceries

September 18 -- nono.gif cup of tea date with my husband

September 19 -- nono.gif coffee with new friend

September 20 -- :innocent vacuumed the van, nono.gif new undies

September 21 -- :thumb

September 22 -- :innocent groceries, nono.gif desk and lamp for my dd

September 23 -- :thumb

September 24

September 25

September 26

September 27


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Ugh.....I have end of the month malaise.   What is it about the last week of the budget cycle that is so dull and dreary? 

 

Seven days till October and our next paycheck.   I have $148 left in the grocery budget which is a whole new level of awesome.  I have been a ninja at the grocery store this month and have kept to a tight budget while satisfying everybody's needs -- snacks for soccer games and ds's wheat allergy and dh's need for a gin and tonic.   I deserve a pat on the back. 

 

I have 1/4 tank of gas and am out of gas money.  We have no plans to leave town and bike as much as possible.  Can I make a 1/4 tank last till next week?  This might be a tight one. 

 

 

Thinking ahead to October's budget.   I need to replace my eyeglasses soon.  My insurance covered an exam last month, but I never got new glasses.   I can get them online for about $50 which is cheaper than the optometrist even with insurance.  And shoes, good grief, I need a new pair of shoes.  My old ones are held together with shoe goo and wishful thinking.  So, glasses and shoes are in the works.  And I need to check our car registration.  I think the tabs are about to expire.  Hmmm...what else?  headscratch.gif

 

Today should be a no spend.

 

:thumb No spend!

:innocent Budgeted spending

nono.gif Un-budgeted spending

 

September 1 -- :innocent  school supplies

September 2 -- :innocent  bike gear for my eldest, :innocent checks, nono.gif workout pants for my big bottom <-- returned

September 3 -- :innocent groceries

September 4 -- :thumb

September 5 -- :thumb

September 6 -- :innocent keys and lanyards for kids

September 7 -- :innocent used cleats for kids, :innocent groceries

September 8 -- :innocent few more school supplies for dd

September 9 -- :thumb

September 10 -- :innocent picked up new cargo bike, :innocent groceries

September 11 -- :thumb

September 12 -- :innocent groceries

September 13 -- nono.gif flowers for window boxes

September 14 -- :innocent more groceries

September 15 -- :thumb

September 16 -- :thumb

September 17 -- :innocent gas and groceries

September 18 -- nono.gif cup of tea date with my husband

September 19 -- nono.gif coffee with new friend

September 20 -- :innocent vacuumed the van, nono.gif new undies

September 21 -- :thumb

September 22 -- :innocent groceries, nono.gif desk and lamp for my dd

September 23 -- :thumb

September 24 -- :thumb

September 25

September 26

September 27

September 28

September 29

September 30


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Seven days till October and our next paycheck.   I have $148 left in the grocery budget which is a whole new level of awesome.  I have been a ninja at the grocery store this month and have kept to a tight budget while satisfying everybody's needs -- snacks for soccer games and ds's wheat allergy and dh's need for a gin and tonic.   I deserve a pat on the back. 

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I can't give you a pat on the back, but I found all these happy dudes for you..... *NinjaMama*!!! (Hiya!!)


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Hoping for fewer than the 13 Devil Dude-icons I earned for August!  I cannot get any more devils if I want to reach this goal.  

 

6 x  :D:D:D = No-spend

5 x  :D:D = Just necessities  

3 x  :D = Conscientious spending

8 x  demon.gif = Minor infraction

3 x  demon.gifdemon.gif = Avoidable, unavoidable-- spending that makes an impact-- dead mice in car, speeding tickets, mini-market pizzafest

1 x  demon.gifdemon.gifdemon.gif = Planned, unplanned-- but a Bigtime-Budget-Buster.

 

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24 :D:D


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I can't give you a pat on the back, but I found all these happy dudes for you..... *NinjaMama*!!! (Hiya!!)

 

 

Hahahahah!!!!!    That was awesome.  Thank you!      :joy


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9/2 - :thumb budgeted spending $42 groceries, $12 wart stuff for DD 

9/3 - :energy no spend 

9/4 - :energy no spend

9/5 - :energy no spend

9/6 - :energy no spend

9/7 - :thumb budgeted spending $35 groceries, $34 gas, $10 lunch, $7 Target, $15 thrift store

9/8 - :energy no spend 

9/9 - :energy no spend

9/10 - :energy no spend

9/11 - :energy no spend

9/12 - :energy no spend

9/13 - :thumb budgeted spending $6 dinner

9/14 - :thumb budgeted spending $40 groceries, $48 birthday party food/supplies, $6 thrift store, $17 underwear for DS

9/15 - :thumb budgeted spending $7 snacks for my class, $20 gas

9/16 - :energy no spend

9/17 - :energy no spend

9/18 - :energy no spend

9/19 - :thumb budgeted spending $65 Furthur ticket, $12 dinner, $4 coffee

9/20 - :energy no spend

9/21 - :thumb budgeted spending $47 groceries, $28 gas

9/22 - :energy no spend

9/23 - :energy no spend

9/24 - :energy no spend

 

I am on a roll!  I have finally figured out that I don't need to spend my money on whatever I think I need at any given moment.  I've learned the art of waiting and have realized that I don't really need much.  I found out yesterday that my double rent check that I had sent back in July was shredded as soon as my old place rented a day or two later, so it's like Christmas in September! ;)  Crazy thing is, I haven't spent a dime of it yet (this is unusual for me ;))  I am going to make an appointment to get my windshield replaced...6 years with an insanely cracked windshield is quite enough.  I'm going to try to keep the rest of that money under wraps until I actually need something.  I have plans to get my DD some awesome cowboy boots for her birthday next month, but I've got it in my regular budget, so that extra money should be able to just go toward my student loans.  I'm on a mission to get those paid off.  There are a few things I've been thinking I could use (new underwear, new sweater, etc), but I'm gonna try to wait that out until close to my birthday in December.

 

And Ruthiegirl, pat on the back for you--that's awesome about your grocery budget!! :)


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:O Unplanned spending

jumpers.gif No spend

:loveeyes Planned spending

 

9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes

9/23 - :loveeyes:O

9/24 - jumpers.gif And it was a tough one.


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Disaster has struck.  I got paid yesterday and it appears that they took my unpaid leave from having DD3 in May out of my September paycheck.  MY HUSBAND HAS NO INCOME RIGHT NOW!  Once we pay the mortgage we are already in the red.  Why would they do that to me?

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I am on a roll!  I have finally figured out that I don't need to spend my money on whatever I think I need at any given moment.  I've learned the art of waiting and have realized that I don't really need much.  I found out yesterday that my double rent check that I had sent back in July was shredded as soon as my old place rented a day or two later, so it's like Christmas in September! ;) 

 

 

Honeybee --  you are on an amazing roll!  What a great month for you!


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Disaster has struck.  I got paid yesterday and it appears that they took my unpaid leave from having DD3 in May out of my September paycheck.  MY HUSBAND HAS NO INCOME RIGHT NOW!  Once we pay the mortgage we are already in the red.  Why would they do that to me?

 

 

Awwwww Crap.   What a rotten blow.  Do you have any emergency funds to cover you? 


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Went out for tea again with my husband.   He has a demanding job and works long, long hours.   With 4 kids, we normally get very little time alone, so I going to turn a blind eye to the money spent and just soak up every lovely moment with him.   :throb

 

:thumb No spend!

:innocent Budgeted spending

nono.gif Un-budgeted spending

 

September 1 -- :innocent  school supplies

September 2 -- :innocent  bike gear for my eldest, :innocent checks, nono.gif workout pants for my big bottom <-- returned

September 3 -- :innocent groceries

September 4 -- :thumb

September 5 -- :thumb

September 6 -- :innocent keys and lanyards for kids

September 7 -- :innocent used cleats for kids, :innocent groceries

September 8 -- :innocent few more school supplies for dd

September 9 -- :thumb

September 10 -- :innocent picked up new cargo bike, :innocent groceries

September 11 -- :thumb

September 12 -- :innocent groceries

September 13 -- nono.gif flowers for window boxes

September 14 -- :innocent more groceries

September 15 -- :thumb

September 16 -- :thumb

September 17 -- :innocent gas and groceries

September 18 -- nono.gif date with my husband

September 19 -- nono.gif coffee with new friend

September 20 -- :innocent vacuumed the van, nono.gif new undies

September 21 -- :thumb

September 22 -- :innocent groceries, nono.gif desk and lamp for my dd

September 23 -- :thumb

September 24 -- :angry library fines

September 25 -- nono.gif date with my husband

September 26

September 27

September 28

September 29

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9/2 - :thumb budgeted spending $42 groceries, $12 wart stuff for DD 

9/3 - :energy no spend 

9/4 - :energy no spend

9/5 - :energy no spend

9/6 - :energy no spend

9/7 - :thumb budgeted spending $35 groceries, $34 gas, $10 lunch, $7 Target, $15 thrift store

9/8 - :energy no spend 

9/9 - :energy no spend

9/10 - :energy no spend

9/11 - :energy no spend

9/12 - :energy no spend

9/13 - :thumb budgeted spending $6 dinner

9/14 - :thumb budgeted spending $40 groceries, $48 birthday party food/supplies, $6 thrift store, $17 underwear for DS

9/15 - :thumb budgeted spending $7 snacks for my class, $20 gas

9/16 - :energy no spend

9/17 - :energy no spend

9/18 - :energy no spend

9/19 - :thumb budgeted spending $65 Furthur ticket, $12 dinner, $4 coffee

9/20 - :energy no spend

9/21 - :thumb budgeted spending $47 groceries, $28 gas

9/22 - :energy no spend

9/23 - :energy no spend

9/24 - :energy no spend

9/25 - :thumb budgeted spending $24 sushi & coffee

 

Totally worth the spend day today...got sushi and coffee with a coworker and sat and caught up while grading papers...lovely evening! :)


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:O Unplanned spending

jumpers.gif No spend

:loveeyes Planned spending

 

9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes

9/23 - :loveeyes:O

9/24 - jumpers.gif

9/25 - :O Darn it, ran out of milk and had to go buy some.


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Disaster has struck.  I got paid yesterday and it appears that they took my unpaid leave from having DD3 in May out of my September paycheck.  MY HUSBAND HAS NO INCOME RIGHT NOW!  Once we pay the mortgage we are already in the red.  Why would they do that to me?

 

Well, there's a happy update to this story.  It wasn't maternity leave missing from my check.  Instead, they had me listed at 2/3 time for some reason.  I'm on my way to pick up a check. (I'm shocked that it only took them two days to get the check written.)  We're still not in great shape with only one income, but at least this isn't a total disaster.

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Well, there's a happy update to this story.  It wasn't maternity leave missing from my check.  Instead, they had me listed at 2/3 time for some reason.  I'm on my way to pick up a check. (I'm shocked that it only took them two days to get the check written.)  We're still not in great shape with only one income, but at least this isn't a total disaster.

 

Great news that they got it figured out and were able to cut you a check right away. I'm sure that was a relief.


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9/2 - :thumb budgeted spending $42 groceries, $12 wart stuff for DD 

9/3 - :energy no spend 

9/4 - :energy no spend

9/5 - :energy no spend

9/6 - :energy no spend

9/7 - :thumb budgeted spending $35 groceries, $34 gas, $10 lunch, $7 Target, $15 thrift store

9/8 - :energy no spend 

9/9 - :energy no spend

9/10 - :energy no spend

9/11 - :energy no spend

9/12 - :energy no spend

9/13 - :thumb budgeted spending $6 dinner

9/14 - :thumb budgeted spending $40 groceries, $48 birthday party food/supplies, $6 thrift store, $17 underwear for DS

9/15 - :thumb budgeted spending $7 snacks for my class, $20 gas

9/16 - :energy no spend

9/17 - :energy no spend

9/18 - :energy no spend

9/19 - :thumb budgeted spending $65 Furthur ticket, $12 dinner, $4 coffee

9/20 - :energy no spend

9/21 - :thumb budgeted spending $47 groceries, $28 gas

9/22 - :energy no spend

9/23 - :energy no spend

9/24 - :energy no spend

9/25 - :thumb budgeted spending $24 sushi & coffee

9/26 - :thumb budgeted spending $17 dinner and beer

9/27 - :energy no spend

 

Tomorrow will be a spending day (although I don't have much left to spend this month!)  Need to pick up a few groceries and get gas.  I am going to try to stretch the food I have until next weekend (with a few things from the store).  


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:O Unplanned spending

jumpers.gif No spend

:loveeyes Planned spending

 

9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes

9/23 - :loveeyes:O

9/24 - jumpers.gif

9/25 - :O 

9/26 - :O  rushing about and didn't plan supper well. Ended up getting fast food.

9/27 - jumpers.gif screwed up supper again, but made it work with something else. Plus did the budget and think I can squeeze apple picking into the weekend. I'd thought we might have to skip that this year.


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Hoping for fewer than the 13 Devil Dude-icons I earned for August!  I cannot get any more devils if I want to reach this goal.  

 

6 x  :D:D:D = No-spend

5 x  :D:D = Just necessities  

3 x  :D = Conscientious spending

8 x  demon.gif = Minor infraction

3 x  demon.gifdemon.gif = Avoidable, unavoidable-- spending that makes an impact-- dead mice in car, speeding tickets, mini-market pizzafest

1 x  demon.gifdemon.gifdemon.gif = Planned, unplanned-- but a Bigtime-Budget-Buster.

 

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24 :D:D

25-27 :D

 

Needed to catch up.  I've been buying a few things I didn't need, but it was generally planned and certainly nothing extravagant.  Could do better, though, but I just couldn't bear to give myself another devil when I'm being pretty good.


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9/2 - :thumb budgeted spending $42 groceries, $12 wart stuff for DD 

9/3 - :energy no spend 

9/4 - :energy no spend

9/5 - :energy no spend

9/6 - :energy no spend

9/7 - :thumb budgeted spending $35 groceries, $34 gas, $10 lunch, $7 Target, $15 thrift store

9/8 - :energy no spend 

9/9 - :energy no spend

9/10 - :energy no spend

9/11 - :energy no spend

9/12 - :energy no spend

9/13 - :thumb budgeted spending $6 dinner

9/14 - :thumb budgeted spending $40 groceries, $48 birthday party food/supplies, $6 thrift store, $17 underwear for DS

9/15 - :thumb budgeted spending $7 snacks for my class, $20 gas

9/16 - :energy no spend

9/17 - :energy no spend

9/18 - :energy no spend

9/19 - :thumb budgeted spending $65 Furthur ticket, $12 dinner, $4 coffee

9/20 - :energy no spend

9/21 - :thumb budgeted spending $47 groceries, $28 gas

9/22 - :energy no spend

9/23 - :energy no spend

9/24 - :energy no spend

9/25 - :thumb budgeted spending $24 sushi & coffee

9/26 - :thumb budgeted spending $17 dinner and beer

9/27 - :energy no spend

9/28 - :thumb budgeted spending $30 groceries, $17 gas, $4 thrift store (skirt and tights for DD)

 

I was going to fill my gas tank up all the way after using the only cash I have left for the month, but I decided that I will wait because I didn't want to have an unbudgeted expense ;)  I am totally out of money for the month.  My paycheck for Monday is pending, so I can budget out October...looking good right now!  


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This month is wrapping up really well.  I had a few minor indiscretions, nothing too bad and I am ending the month with leftover cash in the grocery budget which is a first.

 

 

 

 

:thumb No spend!

:innocent Budgeted spending

nono.gif Un-budgeted spending

 

September 1 -- :innocent  school supplies

September 2 -- :innocent  bike gear for my eldest, :innocent checks, nono.gif workout pants for my big bottom <-- returned

September 3 -- :innocent groceries

September 4 -- :thumb

September 5 -- :thumb

September 6 -- :innocent keys and lanyards for kids

September 7 -- :innocent used cleats for kids, :innocent groceries

September 8 -- :innocent few more school supplies for dd

September 9 -- :thumb

September 10 -- :innocent picked up new cargo bike, :innocent groceries

September 11 -- :thumb

September 12 -- :innocent groceries

September 13 -- nono.gif flowers for window boxes

September 14 -- :innocent more groceries

September 15 -- :thumb

September 16 -- :thumb

September 17 -- :innocent gas and groceries

September 18 -- nono.gif date with my husband

September 19 -- nono.gif coffee with new friend

September 20 -- :innocent vacuumed the van, nono.gif new undies

September 21 -- :thumb

September 22 -- :innocent groceries, nono.gif desk and lamp for my dd

September 23 -- :thumb

September 24 -- :angry library fines

September 25 -- nono.gif date with my husband

September 26 -- :thumb

September 27 -- nono.gif $10 at school sock hop

September 28 -- :innocent groceries

September 29 -- dd's birthday trip to the aquarium and then out for lunch

September 30


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9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes

9/23 - :loveeyes:O

9/24 - jumpers.gif

9/25 - :O 

9/26 - :O  rushing about and didn't plan supper well. Ended up getting fast food.

9/27 - jumpers.gif

9/28 - :O Groceries, lunch at QDoba, Library fines, and birthday present. Sigh.

9/29 -  :O Weekends are harder for me to stay on budget. Apple picking and more groceries.


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no spend - thumb.gif     

budgeted spend - winky.gif       

over budget or not budgeted - greensad.gif   

hung clothes on rack -  hang.gif  DID NOT TRACK THIS MONTH

1     winky.gif 

2     greensad.gif had free admission to the local water park, but paid for the locker rental

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8     greensad.gif  poor planning = buying food at subway

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23    greensad.gif library late fee, craft supply for dd

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26    greensad.gif library late fee! carp!!

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9/2 - :thumb budgeted spending $42 groceries, $12 wart stuff for DD 

9/3 - :energy no spend 

9/4 - :energy no spend

9/5 - :energy no spend

9/6 - :energy no spend

9/7 - :thumb budgeted spending $35 groceries, $34 gas, $10 lunch, $7 Target, $15 thrift store

9/8 - :energy no spend 

9/9 - :energy no spend

9/10 - :energy no spend

9/11 - :energy no spend

9/12 - :energy no spend

9/13 - :thumb budgeted spending $6 dinner

9/14 - :thumb budgeted spending $40 groceries, $48 birthday party food/supplies, $6 thrift store, $17 underwear for DS

9/15 - :thumb budgeted spending $7 snacks for my class, $20 gas

9/16 - :energy no spend

9/17 - :energy no spend

9/18 - :energy no spend

9/19 - :thumb budgeted spending $65 Furthur ticket, $12 dinner, $4 coffee

9/20 - :energy no spend

9/21 - :thumb budgeted spending $47 groceries, $28 gas

9/22 - :energy no spend

9/23 - :energy no spend

9/24 - :energy no spend

9/25 - :thumb budgeted spending $24 sushi & coffee

9/26 - :thumb budgeted spending $17 dinner and beer

9/27 - :energy no spend

9/28 - :thumb budgeted spending $30 groceries, $17 gas, $4 thrift store (skirt and tights for DD)

9/29 - :energy no spend

 

Gonna try to go as long as I can this week without spending...I think I can hold my Costco trip off until Friday or Saturday.


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9/15 - :O

9/16 - :O

9/17 - :loveeyes Groceries

9/18 - jumpers.gif

9/19 - :O 

9/20 - :loveeyes

9/21 - :loveeyes

9/22 - :loveeyes

9/23 - :loveeyes:O

9/24 - jumpers.gif

9/25 - :O 

9/26 - :O  rushing about and didn't plan supper well. Ended up getting fast food.

9/27 - jumpers.gif

9/28 - :O Groceries, lunch at QDoba, Library fines, and birthday present. Sigh.

9/29 -  :O Weekends are harder for me to stay on budget. Apple picking and more groceries.

9/30 :loveeyes Groceries and out to lunch with a friend. Thank goodness the month is over. We have another 2 weeks where things are really really tight. Then some on-call pay will be on my husbands next check, and I'll start getting my unemployment checks and things will improve.


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