I've been in meetings all morning so I'm late to estimate! I'm going out of town for a wedding this weekend. That'll be $100 for the gift. Then there's the money I'll be spending on cabs, my share of the hotel, lots of airport coffees, etc. I'm going to say $200. Let's hope it's less.
My estimate was wayyyy off, both in dollar amount and modes of spending. Here goes: Friday, my friend canceled dinner on me, so I stayed in and made pasta. Great unexpected money-saving evening, right? WRONG. Because I also decided to use a 20% code I had for Sephora and ordered a bunch of stuff online. Total damage was $102.34. Makeup is an embarrassingly expensive hobby. Saturday, I went for a long run in the morning and treated myself to iced coffee and a muffin ($6). I picked up a dress from the dry cleaners, to be worn to a wedding next weekend ($10), and also some groceries ($16.42). The rest of the day was pretty low key. Sunday, I had my first day of training at my new part time bakery job which consisted of A LOT of product sampling! After all that free eating, I went to Smorgesburg with friends and spent $11 on more food. TOTAL: $145.76, over my estimate of $86.
@crenb Happy birthday!!
Happy almost weekend, all! I'm going to dinner with a friend tonight ($25). Afterwards, I'm sure I'll continue my Netflix binge of a terrible show I've been weirdly into (ok, it's Revenge). Tomorrow morning, I'll run and maybe grab breakfast ($7), Then I'm going home to the 'burbs for the afternoon ($9 for railroad). I have an out-of-town wedding next weekend and I'm pretty sure the dress I want to wear is somewhere in my parents' house. Saturday is also a close friend's birthday so I'm going to estimate $20 in case we do something that night (although she doesn't seem into it this year). Sunday, I have my first day of training at a part time job I'm starting. I'm excited because it's at a BAKERY but also nervous about the two job thing. After that, I'm meeting up with friends at Smorgesburg ($15). I'm going to tack on another $10 in case I pick up random grocery things. TOTAL: $86
@garli No, I work in publishing. I meant to say direct manager. I work for a British company and I feel like the term "line manager" may be a UK thing? I never hear my other friends say it, now that I think of it!
@Galatea I'm so sorry :( Take care of yourself.
I'm anxious about my 1 thing. I need to talk to my line manager about leaving the office on Wednesdays at 3pm for an hour BECAUSE a therapist I've seen in the past and want (need?) to start seeing again finally has an opening at that time. I've never before talked to a manager about mental health related issues, so I have no idea how to approach it.
I have no plans yet, so I don't know how to estimate. However, I do know that I spent a not small amount of money at Madewell yesterday. So I'm going to make it a goal to come in under $100, which may be a challenge since it's a three day weekend for me. Do many other people have off Monday, Y / N?
OMG I FORGOT ABOUT TRISTAN.
@Erica cheap manicures = the joy of going home to Long Island. There are about a half dozen nail salons in my home town and they all charge $7 for a regular manicure ($10 with tip)!