Good morning! Hope you all had great weekends. (I finished reading American Gods. I’m still trying to process it. We’ll talk later.)
My $50 spending estimate for this weekend was completely thrown off because of soap. I was totally “oh, I don’t need to buy groceries this weekend, I can wait until the middle of the week or so,” and then I realized my bottle of Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub Body Wash was empty.
So I went to the grocery store after all, and figured that while I was there, I might as well get everything that was on my list to get later this week.
Which brings my weekend spending to:
$47.32 on GROCERIES
$3.00 on LAUNDRY
$13.30 on ADULT BEVERAGES
$6.00 on SPARKLING WATER AND A PASTRY
$4.33 on GELATO
$17.52 on ROCK CLIMBING
$10.00 on TIPPING MUSICIANS
$5.99 on ONLINE DATING
Total spending: $107.46
How’d you do?
Photo: Tom Reynolds
Good morning! Since Mike is on a work trip this week, I’m doing the Monday check-in.
So let’s chat about what we spent!
On Friday night, I spent $53.35 splitting the check on a Tinder date. (You shouldn’t read anything into the quality of the date by the fact that we split the check; I like splitting the check, especially on a first date with someone you don’t really know and met through an online interface—it seems fair.)
We went to one of my very favorite restaurants, but I suspect that for future online dates I will take the official Online Dating Advice and meet up somewhere less expensive, like a coffee shop. Or in the park! I love the park. All parks. I love parks the way some people love dogs.
On Saturday, I explored nature with friends and spent $1.85 on a bottle of water (and felt guilty because I could have brought an aluminum water bottle with me) and $2.92 on mochi. Did you know that not all mochi has ice cream inside? I found that out when I bought mochi that did not have ice cream inside.
I also added $20 to my ORCA card so I could keep riding the bus.
On Sunday, I went to the library and spent nothing.
Total spending: $78.12.
How’d you do?