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.
My eyebrows are OOC, so $15 + tip for a wax, then my sister is coming to visit for the weekend. I'm hoping the most expensive thing we do is the art museum, but she's a bit of a shopaholic so we'll see. The bulk of my money will probably go towards food, but overall I would like to spend ~$100
Friday night I got Chinese takeout for bf and me ($13.40). Took $20 out of the ATM Saturday to buy some absolutely delicious IPA bread ($6). For dinner Saturday we went to a local burrito place 10x better than Chipotle (and, coincidentally, a few units down from the very first Chipotle)where I spent $8 on a burrito and bf got beers for us. Yesterday we got hit with a blizzard, but went out to a nice dinner with bf's mom, for which she generously treated us. So, $41.40 if you count the ATM money, $27.40 if you count what I actually spent. Not bad!
I told myself I wasn't going to spend anything this weekend because I have rent and my Comcast bill due next week, but then I saw I got my tax return, so that changed my mind. But really, I shouldn't spend more than $25 because I want to use my tax return on yoga classes. Let's see how this goes.
@ThatJenn I bet her a few weeks ago that the guy I'm seeing wasn't going to call for a second date and he did, so I owe her tea. She's a poor college student and, while I knew Teavana was expensive, I didn't know it was THAT expensive. I just wanted to get her some nice tea and I was basically robbed. Never again!
I cannot for the life of me remember what I did on Friday. It appears I didn't spend any money, though, so that's good. Saturday: $5.35 at Starbucks for one of those outrageous juices. I was super thirsty after a walk and that was the only thing that sounded good. $66.25 at Levi's on the best jeans I've ever had (originally $88 but they were having a sale. $46.46 at f*cking Teavana because I lost a bet to my sister (never doing that again), $2.43 at another Starbucks for a slice of banana bread to cure my hanger. Went for pizza and beer with the guy I've been seeing, but he paid, thankfully. Sunday: Lounged around all day with said guy then realized around 9 pm that we were hungry, so $11.60 on subs for both of us. Monday: I had to work yesterday. I spent $14.08 at Safeway on snacks for a meeting but will be getting reimbursed. After work I had to make a Target run ($37.23)and then picked up a six-pack ($8.63) A spendy weekend, to be sure, totaling $177.95. I can never do that again. Too poor!
Ended up getting reimbursed at work for something on Friday, so +$12 (haha). Haircut on Saturday was $18 including tip, then hung out with a guy I've been seeing and got lunch ($11) and dinner ($13) since he paid the last two times. Sunday was 100% low key as we just stayed in and watched TV all day. All in all, a quality weekend, and fairly cheap!