Going to Whole Foods for salad bar because I had nothing to bring for lunch today and I will be by one when I go run an errand in a bit (~$10), getting my haircut after work ($50 incl. tip), groceries at some point this weekend (~$50), mayyybe drinks with a friend ($15-20 depending where we go/what I get). Let's say $150 to be safe.
Didn't estimate on Friday, mostly because I had no idea what I was doing this weekend. Friday: Stayed in and ate leftover pizza. That's all I remember. Saturday: BF and I met up with our friend for diner breakfast. BF and I split the bill for all three of us; my share was $11. Then went to Costco where I got two more workout tops ($9.99 AND long enough for my torso? YES PLZ) and a huge pack of microfiber towels in my attempt to use fewer paper towels, total: $39.15 Saturday night we got slices before the local university hockey game, BF paid for pizza and then we each got our own hockey tickets ($32!!! Never have I ever spent so much on a sporting event, and a university one at that. We lost 1-2, but it was still a lot of fun.) Sunday, $5.35 on a deeeelicious breakfast burrito, then $3.78 on a medium latte at one of our favorite spots. Another trip to Costco to get meat for dinner, which BF paid for, but I ended up buying "Wild" because it hasn't been available at the library at all and I am impatient($10.32). Target run for new moisturizer and hand weights: $25.97) It was 70 degrees (!!!) so we played tennis at the local high school courts (free) and BF made dinner, which we ate while catching up on House of Cards. Total: $130.77. I'd say not bad for not knowing what I was going to do. It was a good weekend!
Today is PAYDAY! But it also means I pay for ALL the things. Tonight I am getting dinner with a friend (~$12) and paying rent ($515). Saturday: It is supposed to snow overnight (ugh) so hopefully I will only be going out tomorrow to pick up a library book (free! yay!) and get my brows done ($30 including tip...this girl is fantastic so I don't feel bad about it). Then I am planning to hunker down and marathon more of House of Cards with the bf and read. Sunday: no plans but I need some new pairs of tights so ~$20? My car insurance is automatically paid on the 2nd of each month but won't go through until Monday, so I'm not counting that. Not including rent, $62. Will probably get some groceries or something, so let's just round it up to $100.
UGH.Wanted to keep it under $100. Did not do that. $27 for birth control on Friday. Don't remember what we did for dinner that night, but it was at home. Oh, my monthly donation to our local NPR station went through, so $10. Saturday: BF paid for breakfast burritos and we had sandwiches for lunch. Then I was feeling cabin feverish and went to the mall because I am a responsible adult (not). $2.11 on a bottle of water at Starbucks because the mall was a sauna (or I had a fever, I don't know), $83.94 on PERFECT jeans from Levi's (I didn't have a single pair that fit or without a huge hole), $54.98 at Sephora restocking on foundation and eyeshadow primer. Went to Trader Joe's afterwards to pick up some soup, sorbet, and cereal because I am catching whatever illness bf has ($9.96) Sunday:Breakfast burritos again, I paid ($6 for four) went out to lunch but bf paid, then went to the store to pick up stuff for dinner ($12.03) So, all told plus my half of utilities ($32.78)...$238.80 WOOF. Not letting that happen again for a looong time. At least I am getting paid Friday!
$27 today for bc refill (luv u, Planned Parenthood). Not sure what's happening for dinner tonight. I just pinned a bunch of recipes for stuff so ~$15-20 for stuff I don't already have to make one of those? Tomorrow is one year with bf (sort of, we broke up for like 3 days but that is neither here nor there). He is cooking dinner, but also not sure yet what that will be. We might go to the art museum tomorrow (free, since he is a member). I should probably do laundry so $2.50. I really would love it if I could keep it under $75 this weekend since I am low on zee money until payday next Friday. UGH just got the energy bill ($32.78 for my half) so let's say keep it under $100. Very exciting!
~$5 for a beer+tip at happy hour after work and then I have no clue. I sort of broke up with my boyfriend this week and we maybe got back together last night? I kind of want to go to World Market for some strange reason but I might be moving soon so I really shouldn't be spending money. This was completely useless, I'm sorry.
WOOF. This is going to be an expensive weekend. Tomorrow I'm going to breakfast with a friend I met via tumblr, so we'll say $15ish. Then I'll be getting new tires, but my dad is generously covering half the price as my Christmas present, so $250-$375. Sunday we are going skiing!!! $50 for the lift ticket (we have connections, or else this could never happen), $40 for gas to get there, and let's say $50 for food. $550ish in all? So, expensive but much needed/worth it!
I feel like I have enough for where I am at in my life, which is a wonderful feeling. However, I know I am going to want a house in the future (5-10 years)and (gasp) maybe even a kid or two, and I know that I can't do that with what I'm making now. But I'm thinking I will proooobably make more as the years go on, so maybe it will be enough. Thinking about that makes me nervous, though, so I'll just go on being satisfied with where I am now and worry about that later!
Driving 40 minutes away to my partner's cousin's house, where I will meet his and aunt and uncle for the first time. We are bringing some wine, cranberry sauce (both of which my partner got) and flowers (which I stole from the decorations from my school's grandparents day that was today...I am poor). I have no idea what the next few days have in store except that I get paid Friday and rent ($500) is due Sunday.
I just put in my two weeks at my AmeriCorps position and will be terminating my service a month and a half early because of a job offer I got that is exactly what I want. My supervisors were sad, but also understanding and encouraging. Stuff has come up during my term of service that makes the living stipend especially difficult to deal with. If this is really what you want to do, go for it. You have to take care of yourself.