I budget $60 each week, which I usually end up a little under—so let's go with $55
even worse is that they double-bag EVERYTHING in New York. whyyyyy. yesterday the cashier tried to double-bag ONE STALK OF CELERY. I glared at her and removed it and put it in my reusable bag, and then I felt bad for glaring at her but seriously
yes because I won $40 on a scratch-off on Saturday and it totally paid for (a) my weekend excesses, and (b) every lottery ticket I've ever bought
I just QUIT MY JOB (woooooo) so on one hand I want to celebrate, but on the other — things will be lean. So today: buying my lunch because I woke up hungover and couldn't make a sandwich ($10) and paying for a pitcher at the beer garden ($20). Tomorrow I probably need to buy some supplies for a project I'm doing this weekend ($10?) and cheap groceries for a half-week since I'm going out of town Thursday ($30). And I'll probably buy a six pack at some point ($10). Sunday I have no plans. It is my goal to do nothing and spend nothing.
Oh my god one year I got to help TM whittle down their BBQ list and it was the best. year. ever.
I was approached by HR at Conde Nast for an editing job there. Then I went in for an interview, filled out an editing test, and never heard from them again. Lame. A few other random messages, but most are with companies that seem a little scammy or likely to fail.
OK GO! Tonight: Going to dinner with my boyfriend, but he will probably pay because I'm bringing beer for BYOB that I bought yesterday. Tomorrow: Got to go to the grocery store in the morning to buy general groceries and to get a dish to bring to my friend's party. I've used most of my grocery budget for the paycheck, though, so let's put this at $40. Sunday: Possibly go to the hardware store to buy stain and stuff for renovating my kitchen island. Umm. $20? I have no idea. We'll see.
Oh man. I'm impressed. This is like 1/2 of what I spent on my cat the first month, it's embarrassing (also where are you spending $109 on a vet checkup!?! take those people to task for highway robbery. unless if it's just double the price for kittens and I don't know it...)
I estimate $30ish but ... did not spend $30. Friday: Nothing! !!! Saturday: $41 for groceries for the week and a picnic with boyfriend. Sunday: Bought bagels for boyfriend+me in the morning ($8). Decided I was tired of my stupid (wonderful!) cat tearing up my couch, so I took money from my savings to buy her a fancy-ass scratching post/cat gym thing and a few storage helpers. Which is fine, because I'll pay myself back when I get paid on Friday -- I just moved up buying it a few days because my couch is falling to shreds. $6 at Bed Bath and Beyond, $24 at Target and $88 at Petco. Total: $172. Not toooooo bad.
On Open Thread
I just got a part-time job offer that made me really considering quitting my current salaried position and going full-time freelance. Except there's so much to think about (like finding another part-time job to fill up the remaining half of my time), and it stresses me out.