The past couple of weekends have been reeeeallly spendy, so I'm going to try to keep this one under $100. Tonight: Want to get my eyebrows waxed ($10?), possibly a manicure if I feel like it/have the time ($20? I literally do not remember how much it costs, that's how long it's been since I got my nails done). Tomorrow: My uncle is turning 100, so we're having a huge party. $5 on tolls and not planning to spend any more money if I don't have to. Sunday: Probably about $20 of groceries. Probably about $20 of takeout either Sunday or Saturday, but we're trying to avoid ordering out so much. Total: $75. I really hope I can do it (but I'll probably do some midnight online shopping and drop like another $100 at Sephora or something).
That tax hike actually happened to us in Philly last year, because the last time the city had appraised the value of our house (I forget the exact terminology) was in like 1950 and thus we were paying property tax on ~$20k worth of house instead of ~$200k worth of house. I was mostly ok with the increase, but also, we are gentrifiers, so.
@rorow A runner for our entryway, a storage chest for our front room so that we actually have a place to put stuff that isn't on top of other stuff, bedding for our guest room, and pantry shelves. We also started the process of calling contractors to get estimates for work we need done on the house, which is free so far but will add up later.
I didn't estimate this weekend, which frankly is for the best, since on Saturday my husband sat down and said, "Let's just buy all the stuff that would make our lives easier that we've been putting off buying." So that was $750+ that I wasn't planning to spend, but I hope will indeed make our lives easier.
It's gonna be another expensive weekend... Tonight: My trusty Hunters finally gave up the ghost (of course right after we got a foot of snow), and so I'll need to replace those ASAP because I dislike wearing plastic bags to keep my feet dry ($140). And also my husband and I are going for Valentine's Day dinner ($180). Tomorrow: Spending all day at the movies and then dinner with my best friend, whose husband is sadly cross-country at the moment (let's call it $25 for tickets and $50 for drinks/dinner). Sunday: Lunch at my other best friend's house to celebrate her son's baptism; no other plans but will probably end up ordering pizza for dinner, because we can't seem to make it through a weekend without takeout ($15). Total: $410. Augh.
@ragazza The last time someone in my office called out with food poisoning, we got ALL the details. :/
In addition to migraine, my go-to is to not specify anything at all, I just email and say "not feeling well, hope to be in tomorrow."
@echolikebells Mine too!
I wanted to stay under $100, and I did! $38 for Indian food on Friday, $3 on Saturday to buy toilet paper (...and grits? I don't know, my husband makes weird impulse purchase sometimes), and nothing on Sunday. It helps that I basically spent the entire weekend on the couch, watching the Olympics.
@andnowlights Sleeping the whole weekend sounds like a pretty amazing plan to me.