I didn't estimate on friday because I had no idea what I would end up doing this weekend. I started out Friday with a coffee and muffin, $2. Friday after work I went out to lunch/dinner with a friend who is moving out of town soon. I spent more on the food than I originally planned, $15. (I was hoping to skate by with just tea and toast.) Later that same day a friend of mine asked me to come over and hang out, and the buses were terrible so I took a cab, $14 after tip. So, $31 for Friday. Saturday I actually stayed in all day and it was glorious. $0. Sunday, I got another coffee and muffin, $2, and then picked up a few minor things on the way home from work, so $5. Sunday was $7. So, for the whole weekend, I only spent $38. I feel a lot better now, actually. I had overblown what I spent on friday in my mind and was feeling like I really broke the bank, and putting it all down in text like this helped me get it back in perspective. I guess it just felt like a lot since it was unplanned.
My thing today was to work on my final English essay for at least 45 minutes, and I did it. It even sucked less than I thought it would. As a bonus thing, I am doing my laundry. Productive!
Estimated $60, spent $55, all of it on groceries. I managed not to spend any money on Saturday or Sunday. Part of that was some friends were feeling generous and bought the pizza on Saturday instead of everyone all chipping in, and the other part was staying home to work on my paper instead of going to the library. I had a LOT of fun this weekend, despite not spending money on anything but groceries, and the main reason for that was having people come over to my place instead of going out. Clearly I need to do that more often. Also, tabletop rpgs are a great, cheap way to spend an evening socializing with a group.
@vicky austin I was stagnating in my last job. The people I worked with were nice, I had some benefits and just enough money to get by (but not enough to get ahead). Lets just say that was a time in my life that I smoked a lot of weed to ignore the fact I was treading water and leave it at that. Then they outsourced everyone to Costa Rica and I was out of a job. That was the kick in the ass I needed to get something better. I heard of an opening at a good company through a friend, and although I'd always felt a bit under qualified for them, I applied anyway and ended up getting it. It's way better, literally double my hourly wage at my old job, although the hours are less steady and there's no benefits (less of a big deal in Canada). So I'm making a bit more than I was for less hours, which frees up enough spare time for me to go back to school part time.
Tonight, I'm thinking $40 for groceries, and then $0 for watching Netflix and playing Civilization. Tomorrow I'm hosting a dungeons and dragons game with some friends, so maybe $10 on snacks? And Sunday I have no idea. $9 if I go to the Y with my buddies, maybe $5 on booster juice afterwards? If I don't go to the gym, then I will probably work on my english paper at the library for $0 and then buy lunch at the food court for $8 because food court food is getting crazy expensive now. So with any luck I will get away with less than $60 this weekend! Given that I have $100 to last for 2 weeks, I certainly hope I spend less than that.
@gimlet I like knowing it about other people, but when I add it to my own estimates I want to crawl into a hole. I'm planning on spending $50-60 this weekend, on groceries, gym drop-in fee (maybe) and snacks for the D&D game I'm hosting tomorrow. If i include my bills, it's $130 for my cellphone/internet bill, $150 for a loan I'm paying back, $50 to pay back a friend, and $150 on my credit card, for a total of $540. Eeeeeeesh. No wonder I feel poor.
@Maladydee I did my thing! (sorta. It turns out I can't actually *register* until april 2nd, but I at least planned out which courses I want.) Why is course selection so incredibly stressful? It is one of the most stressful things about school, for me.
My 1 thing today will be to pick 2 classes to register for the spring semester at school. I haven't done it yet, but I'm posting this here to make myself accountable.
On Cruise Prep
I would like to know about both Mikey's and Logan's bag. I guess I'm just nosey.
aaaah! I should not have played that right before going to work. Flashbacks to my broke-ass childhood will be running through my head all day.