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.
Friday: $30 parking ticket that I mentioned Saturday: $9.02 on 2 coffees & a scone for boyfriend & me, $38.79 to fill up my tank, $414 (!!!)for my 60,000 mile service at Honda...this expense was graciously covered by my dad because I am AmeriPoor, as I have mentioned. Sunday: had brunch but boyfriend paid...the rest of the day was very lazily spent. Total: $107.81. I wanted to spend $50, at most. Fail.
Today: just paid $30 for a parking ticket (blergh). Tonight my boyfriend and I are going to a wine tasting at the art museum which has already been generously paid for by him, so hopefully $0 to get a nice buzz. Tomorrow I have to return a long overdue library book and drop some stuff off at Goodwill, and then hopefully I'll ride my bike since it is supposed to be nice. Not sure what I'm doing Sunday. Hopefully free things. I'd like to shoot for under $50. We'll see if that actually happens.