On Monday Check-in

Friday: Stayed in, ordered pizza, $16. Saturday: Had a girl's day with my mom - we got manicures (she paid for the manicure but I tipped my nail stylist, $2), lunch (she paid, I chipped in $2 for the parking meter), and went to see Cinderella, which was fluffy and delightful ($21, I paid for both tickets). Sunday: The sore throat I had Saturday blossomed into a full-blown cold on Sunday, which is not great news considering I'm supposed to be rehearsing all week for a Good Friday concert. My husband went to the store to get cold medicine and groceries and I drank lots of hot water with honey and lemon and willed myself to feel better. Estimated total: $100 or less Actual total: $41 + whatever cold meds and groceries cost

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:12 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight: No real plans to speak of. Maybe we'll order pizza ($20?). Tomorrow: Spending the day with my mom in advance of my birthday next week. We'll get manicures ($25?), go to lunch ($25?), and then go see Cinderella ($12?). She might pay for one of those, but she already got me a birthday gift, so we'll see. Sunday: Probably $0 unless we buy groceries on the way home from church, in which case who knows. Total: $100ish or less.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:11 am 0

On Do A Non-1-Direction-Related Thing

@EmilyAnomaly :(

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm 0

On Do A Non-1-Direction-Related Thing

Ugh I think mine is going to have to be buying a wrist icepack for the carpal tunnel I'm pretending I don't have.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@ronswansonluva @Mercy I hadn't considered Vitamin D! Thanks. :)

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Somehow I managed to avoid any stress-caused impulse purchases! $0. Saturday: Got our taxes done ($125). Our accountant's office is right next to the best Italian bakery in the city, and we stopped in for coffee and cannoli ($11). There's also a little Italian deli on the same block that sells homemade pasta, so we picked up a couple things of manicotti to freeze for a future night when we don't have time to cook from scratch ($23, more expensive than I'd expected). My lack of stress-caused impulse purchases did not extend to Saturday, as I caved in and bought $20 of Zoya minis. Sunday: We are attempting to combat my husband's recent bout of "Why am I so tired all the time?" by eating lots of iron-rich foods. Unfortunately, when you buy like six different cuts of beef at the store, you end up spending way more on groceries than anticipated ($86). Estimated total: $30 to $300 Actual total: $265

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:16 am 0

On Friday Estimate

It was 65 degrees on Monday, I don't understand why it's snowing right now. :( Tonight: No plans, $0. Unless we order a dehumidifier, in which case $175+. Tomorrow: Getting our taxes done; I forget how much that costs. Probably also getting lunch or an early dinner while we're out ($30?). Sunday: Also no plans, probably will buy a few groceries, $25? Estimate: Somewhere between $30 and $300.

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:09 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@peacheater Ohhh god, university library fines (especially for lost books) are the WORST. I've seen grad students rack up lost books fines in the thousands.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 10:09 am 0

On Monday Check-in

This was basically a weekend where I had underestimated the cost of everything. Friday: Instead of the $30 in library fines I thought I had, I had $68, because I am a terrible person. So I hung my head in shame and paid those off. Saturday: Went to the ballet! It was excellent, even though our seats were not terrific. But dinner was delightful, and more expensive than anticipated ($78 for my share with tip, plus $2 for the coat check). Also, my mother-in-law's birthday is next week, so we ordered flowers ($45 including tax and shipping). Sunday: $26 on groceries, none of which were actually on my shopping list. Estimated total: $175. Actual total: $219. Oops.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:07 am 0

On The Next Billfold Book Club Selection Is Terry Pratchett's 'Men At Arms'

*marks April 23 on calendar*

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm 0