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Spendings for today

March 15th, 2011 at 03:53 am

Redcross $10
Dinner with friend $40

I guess I shouldn't have had that coke at the end of the night. Now I can't sleep. Grrr

Paid a huge CC bill

August 15th, 2010 at 01:49 am

This month I had a huge CC bill payment. I just paid it today and now I feel as poor as a church mouse. I also budgeted for the rest of the month. Hopefully I can stick to it. I must stick to it. I made myself a lovely curry dinner that I got a recipe from the internet. I've still got enough for 2 more servings. Yey. I have to fill out the pet health insurance form and drop it in the post tomorrow. Hopefully I will see some money from them soon. Apart from little tinkering around at home, this has been a quiet day. Nothing planned for the weekend. So just relaxing. I wanted to read a personal finance book that I had borrowed from the library over the weekend, but I left it at work. I hope all of you had a loverly Saturday.

Help! Getting a little out of hand

August 13th, 2010 at 02:27 am

Spendings that is. I have fallen off the wagon, and can't seem to stop Frown
Work is exhausting. After I get home, I do not feel like doing anything. So I have ate out a lot. I also do not feel like making lunch for the next day, so I have eaten out for that as well. Meanwhile I am some salad sitting in my fridge getting moldy and I don't seem to have the energy to whip up a nice salad lunch. I just want this week to be over already.

Expensive August

August 10th, 2010 at 02:31 am

It's not even the middle of the month, but August has been very expensive all and all what with sky high vet bills and what not. Hopefully I will get a considerable amount back from pet health insurance. I know some people do not believe in health insurance for pets, but the way I look at it, it all balances out in the end. I don't feel comfortable getting rid of it now - after having it for so long. Although seriously for the most part I think this business is a racket.

So it doesn't look like I will be making much progress on savings this month sadly. My electricity bill was also ridiculously high for this month. It has been a very hot summer. Still. I did not use that much more air conditioning than I did last year, but the % increase on the bill is way high. From what I understand it's not even the actual usage that they measure to send you the bill - it's an estimate. I wonder if I can challenge that.

Yesterday I went food shopping and bought some in-season fruits and veggies. I should make it a point to visit the farmer's market for next week. I am a semi vegetarian and am finding that fresh vegetables/fruits are much more expensive to buy than non-vegetarian food. Couldn't help that I am making myself a fresh fruit smoothie every morning as breakfast. Yum.

Busy Saturday

August 7th, 2010 at 05:41 pm

It's been a pretty busy Saturday so far - cleaning up after my dog who's sick, rushing to the vet, cleaning more. The vet says he should feel better in a week or so. Now I am off to sunbathe him. Hope some fresh air and sunshine will make the poor fellow feel better. I hop you all are having a wonderful day. I have spent a good deal of money at the vet's this week. I will have to count my left over money after we get back.