My Very Happy List of Special and Tasty Treats Treats:
Spininch and Kale Dip
White Bean and Basil Hummus
Blue Tortilla Chips
These little yummies have been so fun to snack on this weekend. Of course, I bought loads of basics to round out a yummy meal plan and all sorts of yummy snacks. So the damage was significant, but I am hoping that we will avoid take out, and that my lunches will be something to look forward to; They have really been the worst and have left me feeling deprived and sad.
Total Damage: 162.18.
I had 100$ budgeted a week, but this was such a mood lifter to have some yummy stuff to look forward to, so I will just deal with this and move on.
Other damages include a 21$ haircut; I have an interview on Thursday and have not had a haircut since August, so it was needed.
My week was not all spendy spendy time. I did a lot of work in our half bath to clean up some messy finishes from when redid two years ago; I just used materials we had at the house, and made it look a lot better. My goal is to start to get the house polished, one thing a weekend, so it will be ready to sell in the summer if we end up moving abroad. We ate all meals at home this weekend, and only spent 10$ for my older son to go bowling. Also, I renewed our library items, so we can enjoy them for the week.
My bank account looks a bit sad with 461$ in the bank and three more weeks until pay day, so it looks like I will be in the red this month. In the past, when this has been the case, I have just given up and spent whatever I wanted. I will have to put somethings on a credit card, but this will not be an excuse to spend a penny more than needed.
200$ school tuition
70$ phone bill
127.17$ amex bill with hotel
75$ gas for interview trip
75-125$ food while on interview trip
886.17 in the red!!! Will I ever climb out of this hole!? Mad at myself, but also not seeing any other way to keep my spirits up besides a fun grocery week. Blahhh.
SO here is my revised March budget.
Tuition and childcare 575$
Cell and Internet 105$
Cleaner 70$ :)
Food, Toiletries, and Household 600$
Dentist Visits 300$
Min Lowes Payment 45$
Feb Debt 886.17$