= Necessary spending
: = Unnecessary spending
: = No-drive day1 Oct:
: Went $5.00 over on grocery limit. Spent $150.00 to have heating system serviced.2 Oct:
$25.00 at Fred Meyer for dessert auction ingredients, $40.00 in bulk dog food, $9.00 to buy schtuff to wrap and display the desserts. Expensive but necessary spending today.
$15.00 to church6th
Errand to library - 70 cents on photocopies. DH just got a huge bonus at work today.
: Perfume. $20.00. Priceless.
I let DH talk me into that one, and usually he's
the tightwad around here. Also, $7.50 for our weekly lunch date. We save a $1.25 when I bring thermoses full of iced water and we forego the Sprite. That saves $5.00 per month, $60.00 per year. 8th
: $118.00 on groceries plus $8.00 at local produce farm. I'm trying to keep groceries under $120.00. 9th
$14.78 light bulbs, $7.30 on butt paste, and WE FINALLY PAID OFF THE $4000.00 LANDSCAPING DEBT!!!
: On a more prosaic note, the clerk at the drug store, of all people, volunteered a cheaper alternative to butt paste--simply combine zinc oxide with a little corn starch. But DD had of course opened the package so I had to buy it
: . . . this time.10th
$22.00 on bread pans, household cleaners; $15.00 on second-hand long-sleeved shirts for DD.11th
$10.00 on OTC med for DD. Also, I'd like to add that for my first time (
I learned a new frugality skill by baking bread today--two yummy loaves of whole wheat peasant bread.
$5.00 to church collection.13th
: Stayed home and outta trouble.14th
DD's doctor appt $20.00, weekly lunch date w/ DH = $8.00, and prescription for DD = $10.0015th
I allowed myself to go over-budget on groceries today. A whopping $216.00!! What can I say? I'm recession-proofing!16th
I'll go ahead and give a
: for today. $12.00 on stuff for an upcoming weekend trip. I could have baked something instead of granola bars. I bought a pound of coffee b/c I feel bad for consuming so much of MIL's. I bought disposable baby wipes. Honestly, I could have found alternatives to all of the aforementioned. So "
:" describes it.17th
$25.00 G-Diapers, $35.00 gas18th
Needed pants in which to hang out, work out, and lounge around in. Found a pair at thrift store for $3.00.19th
: 7.00 migraine ice patches, $7.00 pricey grocery store salsa, $3.00 face cream (generic)20th
: 2.32 Starsucks coffee, $25.00 gas21st
Whopping $3.00 to Nader's campaign22nd
: I spent $1.29 on a plastic bottle of Sierra Mist. I don't even like Sierra Mist . . . or any other carbonated sugar water. I was thirsty and sugar-crashing
. On a bright note, I bought a pair of hair scissors ($10.00) to cut DD's hair w/o paying somebody at a salon.23rd
: $67.00 in groceries was budgeted, as well as lunch for $8.50. Not budgeted was the "flip sofa" that I bought for DD. $40.00. I may return it . . .24th
Paid bills, including $10.00 to charity26th
$10.00 to church tithing27th
: But only by $2.00. It was worth buying DD the $%#^# ball to stave off a temper tantrum in the check-out line.
Also, $12.00 on my first Christmas gift of the season, $15.00 on G-Diaper liners, $8.00 on supplies to make reusable wrapping paper.28th
Budgeted lunch out-$8.50.