Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekend spending

On Saturday morning I woke up child-free and took advantage of that by laying in my bed dozing and daydreaming for a couple hours. When I finally got up I had a serious case of the "buys" and I thought about heading out immediately to some stores to see if anything struck my fancy.

I managed to wait it out a bit by making myself a home-coffee and settling onto the couch to catch up on my blog reader. The urge to shop was still there but I had loads and loads of laundry to do and the laundry facilities were all clear. I did three loads and washed up most of the dishes and by then it was late-lunchtime and nap time. Then my mom called and we talked for over an hour and by then it was time to jump in the shower and get ready for a late dinner date with an old friend.

Shopping urge averted for another day.

On Sunday I had the urge to make banana bread with all the bananas living in the freezer but I discovered that I didn't have enough sugar. So off the the bulk barn where I spent just under $40 on all kinds of ingredients and snacks, including $9.48 on salted and mixed nuts. Whoops!

Bean loves the snacks though and it's a bit better than cookies or candy so I'm trying not to beat myself up for it. At least I didn't buy another bag or pair of shoes.

I'm looking forward to adding up all my categories in the next week or so to see if I spent too much over the budget. I have a feeling I did pretty well this month. The debt total has gone down a bit anyways, and that's what really counts.


Seriously,
Karissa


5 comments:

  1. You and me

    Except i'll be in NYC tomorrow and averting shopping will be a lot harder

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  2. Sounds like a nice relaxing weekend! I made choc. chip cookies so I guess we both had a baking bug.

    Blogging is a great way to avoid spending, isn't it?

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  3. I had a major shopping weekend. Spent too much, but still felt like I got a lot for the money. I just got my tax returns and put the majority in savings. Left myself a little extra to get some new outdoor furniture for our porch.

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  5. I love lazing in bed on a weekend. I try to avoid going to the store for just one thing cause I always leave with way more than I meant to buy! I kind of had a big spending weekend, I finally ordered a new computer. But that's it for big purchases for awhile.

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