YES – I know. I really blew through money since my last update. The expense of having far too much fun on the weekend AND preparing for my housewarming party this weekend.
Day 3 (Friday): It was an easy Friday night. I had people over and lots of chow and drink was devoured. $0 spent. ($443.50 left)
Day 4 (Saturday): Saturday was ugly. Drinks, chow, and who knows what else – set me back $37.50. Most of my spend was loosely related to a charity event – so I don’t feel so horrible about it? ($406 left)
Day 5 (Sunday): Tacos for brunch set me back $8, and all I could mimosa was $12. (How can you turn down a 60 degree covered patio and endless champagne?) Tack on my $12 dinner … and wowsers, I paid for a day of relaxation. ($374 left)
Day 6 (Monday): I stopped by Gateway Market to replenish the chow devoured Friday night. Bye bye $25 ($349 left)
Day 7 (Tuesday): Big news at work meant my team wanted to go out for lunch. I’m a newbie still, so I felt obligated to tag along. We ended up at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill. Not my favorite place for lunch, with a $13 price tag. Far too much money for low quality food. Alas. ($336 left)
Day 8 (Today, Wednesday): I stopped at Costco to get party supplies. Food, liquor and all the fixins – set me back $99.23 ($236.77 to go). Also stocked up on my favorite organic chicken thighs, which will make for good meals this week.
Good news – no more needed spending this week. I’ve got enough food and booze to kill a small army! I’m holding myself to spending NO MONEY next week other than on my Prudent Produce delivery and whatever it will take to fill up my gas tank.