Saturday, June 06, 2009

Money Ups and Downs - an update

I way way way overspent in May. There were two trips to the big city, the second one involving a trip to the thrift shop where I scored three dresses, a blazer and a pair of leather flats for $40.

I would like to make a picture post with my deals, and some of the frugal meals I have been making, but it's not often I get to an internet connection long enough to do so. I am still reading most of the blogs I am following on my smartphone.

For a few days last week my facebook-addiction was seriously challenged, when I couldn't get it to load on my phone. I tried to convince myself that it was a good thing, that I could now downgrade to a simpler phone and drop the $15 unlimited web access from my phone bill. I even pulled out one of my old phones to make the switch. Then I figured out how to fix the facebook and practically kissed my smartphone in relief.

It's kinda like when I quit coffee when I was sick. I lasted almost three weeks, and slowly the coffee addiction has crept back up on me. I am weak.

But I have continued to eat my protein at almost every meal, and I'm still taking all my supplements. I'm taking a cheaper vitamin now that isn't nearly as good as the one I get from my naturopath.

I was in the graduation ceremony for my Honours degree the other day, and it was really nice. My Mom and Gramma drove up from the big city to see me, and my sister was there too. Gramma gave me a generous bit of cash, which was totally unexpected.

When I went to deposit it into the bank machine, I noticed a discrepancy in my account. I had a suspicion, so I checked my account online, and found a $40 NSF service charge for a bill payment that was supposed to go through. I thought I had it all carefully planned out, but I guess I forgot to make the transfer from savings to cover the bill charge. You think the bank could just pull the funds from my savings account, but no. No fee banking, my butt.

I'm back in the big city this weekend. Right now I'm at my Dad's, using his wireless connection. I have a date planned for this evening. Have fun everyone. I know I will! :)

Seriously,
Karissa


4 comments:

  1. I have been trying to kill my facebook addiction too! It's disgusting how many times I check that thing in one day!

    Like really, facebook hasn't been around forever! Sheesh!!

    Well happy graduation and happy date night! :)

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  2. Hi.. hope the date was fun.!!

    Honour DEGREE?? Good for you??

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  3. Happy graduation!!

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  4. Ouch! NSF always make everything else go wack! But great job on the score at the thrift shop and the Honour's degree. You go girl!

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