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July 27th, 2005 at 08:13 am

I'm still irritated with my job. I stayed home from work yesterday and tried to get over a stress-induced headache. In the afternoon, I stopped by the post office to mail out a few things to my family and my requisit half.com book. A few more groceries and home needs at Target found their way into my car. I stopped by Michaels and bought decorative candle holders for my apartment and a Christmas gift for my mother that was $20 off (I'm already done with her Christmas gift! yeah!). I wandered through Barnes and Noble and nearly came out with nothing, until I saw a magazine about businesses in my area. It had a big section on good and bad car repair shops with consumer reviews. Given my current track record of having a car shop tell me every year that I need to replace my serpentine belt, I bought it. After getting gasoline, I went home, put away the groceries, hung up my new decorations and some that had been waiting to be hung, did two loads of dishes, and oiled our new kitchen island top again. Dinner was in the crockpot and turned out ok (not enough spices, I need to get better at that). BF and I decided to ride our bikes to the library instead of vegging out in front of the tv. I really needed that! It was so refreshing! I want to go bike riding again tonight.

Post Office: $9
Target: $50
Michaels: $80
Barnes and Noble: $11
Gas: $18

Total Spent: $168

All I have left budgeted to spend on this month is one prescription, rent, my car repair, $50 to savings and $25 to Roth IRA. I'm way over budget again. I don't even want to think about it. Our pantry is completely stocked, so I need to stay out of the stores!

1 Responses to “frustrated”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    You wrote: "so I need to stay out of the stores!"

    I find this so true for me too! Aside from the internet, you can't spend money if you aren't going places to spend it. Wink I literally have to talk myself into driving right past places that call out to me...yarn stores...Starbucks...bead stores...fabric stores....

    And Target - I have to PROMISE myself to only buy what I go in for. Doesn't often work, but I try. lol. I think the last time I went in there for a trash can for the bathroom, a shower curtain and one other thing, and wound up spending close to a hundred dollars. I think one of the extra purchases was cat litter, which isn't exactly a want, but still!

    Your bike ride sounds nice. Smile

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