Friday: I did not go shopping except to buy my mom a birthday card ($8), because the weather turned rainy and awful and I didn't have an umbrella. Saturday: Did not go to the movies, alas, but did spend $113 at dinner (my meal + fancy bottle of wine + tax + tip, but I had a good time with my parents and will eat my leftovers for lunch today, so I have no regrets). Sunday: $0 - my husband took care of the grocery shopping, so that doesn't count against my estimate! Estimated total: $270 Actual total: $121, but I'll be doing the shopping tonight that I didn't get done this weekend, so the other $150 will probably get spent in short order.
Tonight: Stopping after work for a birthday card for my mom ($5), wine ($25?), some groceries ($30?), and makeup ($50). Tomorrow: I was hoping to go see Catching Fire in the afternoon, but it doesn't look like that's happening, but $15 if it does. A birthday dinner for my mom in the evening (I'm budgeting up to $100, depending on if my parents actually allow me to pay for anything, which they probably won't). Sunday: $25 for the other half of the groceries I didn't feel like buying on Friday, possibly $20 for pizza. Total Estimate: $270. I doubt my actual total will be that high, but I want to be prepared in case it is.
The previous receptionist at my office kept it exceptionally short and sweet: "This is to inform you that I will no longer be working in [office] effective [tomorrow]," which she left in the business manager's mailbox for us to find when we came in to work the next day (i.e., the tomorrow of her letter). Then again, this is the same person who skipped work for a job interview with the excuse that her grandfather had suffered a heart attack, so. Perhaps a lack of professionalism was not unexpected.
Friday: $24 on a bottle of wine and a bottle of sherry. Saturday: $26 for half a tank of gas on the way to my brother-in-law's fiancee's wedding shower, why is gas so expensive. Did not get dinner or order pizza because we went to my brother-in-law's to play Rock Band for like three hours. Sunday: Did not buy groceries or order pizza because I felt like crap and didn't want to leave the house, and by the time my husband was hungry enough for dinner I was laid out with a migraine with no desire for food whatsoever, $0. Estimated Total: $160 Actual total: $50
@Madeline Shoes If alternative is not buying meds for your cat, and then having a sick cat, I'd think the $30 is a worthy expense. :)
Tonight: Stopping for wine on the way home, under $30. Tomorrow: Wedding shower for my brother-in-law's fiancee, should technically be $0 because the gift is already paid for, but we'll probably stop for gas on the way and maybe dinner afterward...$100? Less than that, I hope. Sunday: No plans, but if we don't get dinner Saturday, we probably will Sunday. May also stop for a few grocery items. $30? Total: $160, but ideally way lower than that.
@Stina I am feeling! But that more eliminates the robot question than the clone question, no?
@Stina Aw, I'm sorry. That's so hard.
I somehow managed not to buy anything this weekend except for wine, which probably has something to do with not really leaving the house except to go to a friend's for dinner. But I didn't even online shop or order pizza! I wonder if I've been replaced by a clone.... Estimated total: $150 Actual total: $28!
Tonight: Buying wine to drink and as a hostess gift, $30. Tomorrow: Dinner at a friend's, $0. I'm going to try to keep the inevitable online shopping I will do under $75. Sunday: No plans unless we get pizza, $15-20. May stop at the grocery store, probably under $25. Total: $150 max.