I already spent $354 this morning at the vet for the little monster's yearly vaccines, a blood draw, needle aspiration of some bumps :( and medication refills. BF will pay me back for half of that today. Also he wants me to call back to see if they'll refund me and put it on his rewards credit card - is that tacky? Other than that, it is going to be really cold this weekend so I want to stay in and cook and bake, etc. We have to drive and hour and a half to his parents tomorrow monrning, because they're letting him use an extra car for the month to make holiday traveling easier, but my car has enough gas to get there and back. I know he wants to go to the university poinsettia/wreath/tree sale, so I'll say $15 for my half of something. My aunt sent me materials for a sewing project - she wants me to make her drawstring gift bags for her Christmas presents. She has a lot of faith in me since I only took a beginners class to make pillow covers two weeks ago, so hopefully I can figure it out. So that's free, and she sent me some soft snuggly socks with the fabric. Need to get plastic for the windows and something else for dog tonight - $10. Groceries, $25ish. So, $50ish, plus the $177 I already spent on the dog, is $227. I had $127 in my dog savings account so I really only had to pull $50 from general checking.
Brother's birthday gift: $15, as expected. Lunch came to $10.50. Thai takeout for dinner (and lunch today and tomorrow), $32 for both. Groceries $20 my half, dog food $7 my half, dog's valium $7 my half, target run - $18, only made it out of there with the extra purchase of an ugly dog sweater for $3, so $9 my half! And, I had my sewing class, which super fun and I am so glad that I did it. I spent about $37 on supplies, some of which I will use for a long time, and now I have two cute new throw pillows! So, slightly under at about $115.
@PicNic Thanks! I got a really nice machine as a gift from my parents a few years ago at Christmas, and I got a bunch of supplies from my grandma's collection after she died so luckily I have a good base to start from. Congrats on selling something you're making!
Over lunch I am going to go pick up a birthday gift for my brother ($15) and something to eat ($8). Boyfriend wants to get takeout tonight, which I agreed to if it's the only meal we eat out this weekend (maybe minus a super cheap slice from the Costco food counter tomorrow) so $12 my share. Tomorrow I am taking a sewing class! Paid for a few weeks ago but I need to get a few materials for it - $20? Then hitting up Trader Joe's for a few things since it's across the street $20 and then Costco because I am out of coffee and they had some nice looking long underwear last time we were there. I'm sure we'll find something else to get too. $40 my share? and a Target stop for paper towels and who knows what else. Shoot we need dog food too. $13. about $130? next week should be pretty cheap since I'll be at my parent's for most of the week.
@PicNic I am taking my first sewing class tomorrow and I am so excited! Pillow cover here I come!
@Stina bonus points if they have a "make your own" waffle station!
This week has been super hectic. We might go watch half the Badger football game tomorrow at a local establishment since it's on cable ($15) but otherwise just taking it easy, doing some chores, long dog walks and naps. The Packers game on Sunday is local so we can watch that at home and snug with the pup, and get groceries ($25). I'm also assuming we'll find an excuse to go to costco, but we usually get just a few things of healthy food (in huge quantities)and rarely waste it so I'm ok with that. Lately it's been clementines! So $50ish.
OMG. My first reaction was to vomit when I read the headline. I can't handle paying to park my car for work, and I only live 3 miles away so I bike/bus. Parking for state employees (like me) runs from $90-$110ish I think.
@RadScientist I looooooove UWCU. The customer service is amazing and so are the services I provide. My finances have been in much better shape since I switched from Chase, who charged me fee and after fee for all sorts of crap. I've also been toying with the idea of leaving Madison for a few years and the thought of leaving UWCU is one of the things I would hate to leave behind.
@a27 We're at the UW Credit Union in Wisconsin, but I would think many credit unions would offer that service? I don't think there is a limit on transfers.