On Monday Check-in

I wanted to stay under $100 and I'm pretty sure that didn't happen. Friday: $14 on a four-pack of Young's Double-Chocolate Stout for my husband's birthday, the $19 for pizza. Saturday: Technically, I didn't spend anything, but my husband definitely did (groceries and garden supplies). Not counting it as part of my estimate though. Sunday: $2.50 to pay my brother-in-law back for the ice cream he bought us, $1 for a couple of high school students playing cello and violin duets in the park, $42 buying various things on Amazon, $50 at CVS. Was thwarted in my attempt to purchase shoes because the Nine West store didn't have my size, which is a good thing for my estimate but a sad thing for my feet. Total: $128.50. Not as much over as I expected!

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:36 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@Stina Happy birthday! Your Sunday plans sound AWESOME.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Husband's birthday is today! Otherwise, we have no real plans for anything. Going to try and keep it under $100.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:19 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Met my husband for pre-movie burgers ($21), then met up with friends to go see Captain America ($0, tickets already paid for). Afterwards we all went for drinks ($55 for our share, probably we overpaid, but it's hard to do math after pitchers of sangria). Saturday: Husband went out and stocked up on groceries/beer/wine ($37/$38/$86). Later I did some online shopping because I can't resist a Macy's sale, even though I know they have "special events" with "extra-low prices" just about every day ($93). Sunday: Ordered pizza and wings for a late dinner that arrived just in time to eat while watching Game of Thrones ($25). Estimated total: $200 Actual total: $355

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:10 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@EmilyAnomaly That coworker sounds like an Ask a Manager letter waiting to happen. Good luck!

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:15 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Yay Friday! Tonight: We're going with friends to see the new Captain America movie, tickets already purchased. Will probably get burgers beforehand ($20?), my husband will probably insist on getting popcorn and soda anyway ($10?), and then we'll all go for drinks afterward ($50?). Saturday: Need to buy groceries and beer ($80?). We're going to my parents' for a joint birthday celebration (mine was this week, husband's is next week), which should be $0 unless we pick up wine to bring, in which case $15ish. Sunday: Game of Thrones premiere!!! Maybe pizza, $15. Total: Let's round up and say $200.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:14 am 0

On No But Really, Do 1 Thing

@readyornot Philly's small business/business privilege tax is such a mess, seriously.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm 0

On No But Really, Do 1 Thing

@readyornot Uggghh Buffalo Exchange, I don't think I've shopped there since they rejected my bag of clothes :(

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm 0

On No But Really, Do 1 Thing

I need to fill out and mail my forms to tell the City of Philadelphia that my small business made $0 last year, I don't owe taxes on it, please leave me alone.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Treated myself to a manicure and eyebrow wax ($35 - would have been a little less, but I didn't feel like doing math [did I mention that this salon served me champagne while they did my nails?], so I overtipped and that's okay), then picked up a few bottles of wine ($35). Saturday: Well, our furnace broke again for the second time in three months, so that was great. We haven't had to pay anything yet, but I imagine that will be another few hundred dollars when the repairman (hopefully) comes back today to replace the necessary part. We also went to a 76ers game and watched them win their first game since the Super Bowl! $16 for parking, since it was pouring rain, and $38 for food and beer. Sunday: Did not order pizza! Did pick up some groceries ($39). Also, $15 of that was cheese. Like, one single half-pound block of cheese. Really expensive, but REALLY GOOD cheese. I have no regrets but feel slightly embarrassed nonetheless. Estimated total: $135 Actual total: $163

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:04 am 0