On Monday Check-in

My goal of a cheap weekend was achieved! I spent very little, mainly because I did very little. Friday: spent $13 on sushi with friends, and $4 at the farmer's market. Saturday: I wasn't planning on doing any online shopping, but oops, it happened. I spent a total of $31.50 on Etsy. Most of the day was spent with #EverySimpsonsEver On Sunday I did a quick grocery shop that only added up to $10. And I had to pay my gym membership to Blink ($21). Total = $79.50; estimated $80. Woohoo!

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:12 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@nuy Thanks!!!

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:01 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Last weekend, the husband and I went to LA to evaluate a job offer I got there, and see if we could move there. We concluded: yes! So we are moving from NYC to LA in late September. It's going to be crazy expensive (and crazy exciting), but none of the madness has started yet. It will soon though. This weekends is probably going to be one of our last mellow ones before things get crazy. We're having friends over for dinner tonight; I need to buy some groceries for that, $10. And I'm going out to lunch with friends today, $15. It's time to start telling everyone that we're moving.... Tomorrow we are going to enjoy a quiet day, maybe go for a walk or visit some friends. I might spend $5 for coffee, but that's about it. And we don't have any plans for Sunday, but maybe we should get out and cross something off the NYC bucket list. $25 for an adventure? And another $25 for groceries. Total = $80. Hopefully the finally tally will be even less, because soon things are going to get really pricey!

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:09 am 1

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Thank you! :)

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:55 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@erinep Thank you! I'm not even sure how I want it to pan out (a new job is exciting, but transitions are scary)!

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:25 am 0

On Friday Estimate

I have unexpectedly big plans this weekend - the husband and I are going to California. I got a job offer out there (in LA), and we're going to check it out and see if we could make this work. We were able to use miles and get relatively affordable last minute tickets, thank goodness. But let's leave that out of the count. Today I'll be taking the bus to Newark - $16. I will definitely be buying food - another $20, at least. My parents are picking us up at the airport and will feed us this evening (thanks Mom and Dad!). Tomorrow, we will be running around town seeing friends and scoping things out. But I think we will try to be economical and eat lunch at my parents.' Dinner will probably be out - $25. Maybe another $20 for being social and doing random things with friends. On Sunday we're trying to set up some apartment viewings, and we'll definitely be seeing friends. Maybe $25 for gas, $30 for food and another $20 because I like to buy random things in LA. On Monday morning I visit the office of my prospective new job, then we head back to the airport. That will probably be the most expensive day, but it's not on the weekend, so I'll ignore it for now. :) I feel like I'm forgetting stuff. We'll see. Whew! $156? Maybe?

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:10 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I estimated $85, and I think I came under. On Friday, I bought lunch for $6.50, and spent $5 at the farmers' market. We had a mellow Friday night, eating dinner in, and went to our friends' place for lunch the next day. Also took a nice long walk in the evening and finished up OITNB Season 2. (The ending was so perfect.) Yesterday, I spent $10 on a sandwich and $5 on groceries. The only reason groceries were so cheap is bc I didn't do the big shop that needs to happen this week, so it's not exactly a savings, but I'll take it. $26.50. Hurray! I needed that :)

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:07 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Wise words! Thanks :)

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

TGIF indeed. It's been a crazy week, with a super stressful job interview (turned out it went well, except I don't think I want the job), getting a stomach bug, and my current job's dysfunction level pushing new heights. So, so glad to be done with this week. I am going to grab a sandwich soon ($10?) and I think a few groceries after work ($10). Tonight we're eating in. Tomorrow we are eating lunch at a friend's home; already bought some food to bring. Maybe take a walk, and I can nap, and try to get my brain to stop whirring at hyper speed. On Sunday we're seeing Pilobulus, a dance troupe in town (NYC). We already bought the (very pricey) tickets. Maybe lunch before, $15 each? Another grocery shop, $25. And maybe I'll treat myself to ice cream or something, $5. Plus another $20 for who knows what. Total = $85

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:51 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Love the photo, it's nice to put faces to names! On Friday we hosted our big dinner. It was a lot of fun! Before that I spent $6 at the farmer's market , and (oops) $32 for jeans I had not budgeted for (but they were a great deal!). Also spent $9.50 on lunch - I didn't get the 10% discount that they promised me online, so I put up a fight, and got a dollar back, so actually it's $8.50 :) Saturday: Spent $11 on Amazon for some household stuff. Didn't go to the gym like I thought I might be able to (but I did go today)! Sunday: Spent $15 on an iced coffee and a bowl of berries and cream at a cafe. What?! That evening I spent the same amount of money ($15) and ate a big meal. It just depends on how bougie your venue is, I suppose. Also spent $15 on groceries. I estimated $95, spent $102.50

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:28 am 0