My insurance, in theory, pays for 100% of my therapy, but I have to pay out of pocket and then they reimburse me. I haven't done that process yet because my therapist only puts together the paperwork once a month and I haven't been seeing her that long yet, but I'm a little bit afraid it's going to take like, 6 months to get my money back. I can afford it now but not for that long!
I just bought seasons 5 and 6, since I never finished 5 and want to catch up again and I am so excited to have Peggy back in my life again, it’s a little bit unnatural.
@BananaPeel If I had a TV available or was studying something printed, I used to put on old CSI episodes - I could turn off my computer's internet but still have background noise that I (sadly) definitely was familiar with.
I remember reading something once in college that memorizing/studying to background music and then listening to that music right before your test helps you recall what you were studying? My friends and I would listen to music under that theory, but I couldn't tell you how much it really helped. At the very least it'd put you in a good mood before your test, so I guess that's something?
@BillfoldMonkey I was so upset at myself for spending $30 at Target that I didn't budget for, but have to keep reminding myself it was all necessary stuff - and heathcare stuff at that (well except for the batteries. Why are batteries so expensive??). I didn't even include it in my check-in because I just want to stop. feeling. bad. about it.
I spent $10 for beer & pizza on Friday, a little less than the $10 I estimated for lunch on Saturday ($7) but then I bought lunch on Sunday too ($8 - we really had nothing in the house, ugh). I estimated $10-15 at TJ Maxx and spent $30, but I bought a gift for my dad's birthday later this month and they randomly had my favorite kind of k-cups so it wasn't completely unnecessary junk. The k-cups have already served me well; I slept exactly 0 hours last night and have had about twice as much coffee as usual this morning. I did end up spending the $30 on Mad Men seasons 4 and 5, but no gas. I estimated $50-60 and spent $85.
@polka dots vs stripes Oh wellll I also might buy Mad Men on iTunes, because I stopped watching halfway through last season and want to catch up before the next one starts! So maybe another $30. Maybe I'll force myself to finish watching Band of Brothers first though, that should get me to my OT check...
@BillfoldMonkey Haha you and I both did the "I need ("need")" thing, except yours is definitely much more of a necessity than mine is (I mean, really, who "needs" decorative candles?)
@ThatJenn Sounds like a great trip in every way!
I have CERT training all day Saturday and will probably buy lunch/snacks - $10 I have to return something to TJ Maxx but also need candles ("need") - the return is $5 and the candles will probably be $10-$15 so net $5-10. Gas, probably - $40 So about $60? I have some big purchases I want to make soon, namely Mr. Polka Dots's birthday presents, but I'm waiting to see if/when my overtime check comes through in the middle of the month. Until then I've vowed to keep my spending limited.