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Looking forward to the weekend

October 18th, 2013 at 09:07 am

Right after work my family and I are driving back home. We need to check on our house that is for sale and visit with family. The hardest part about the trip will be getting out of this area tonight, traffic is a nightmare. If we can make it out of here in decent time we should be ok.

I've mapped out my money for the rest of the month. There is enough for groceries, gas, and some extra for activities that come up during the rest of the month. I should not have to touch my savings this month. If I don't have to go into the stores for anything I should be fine. And I will get creative with what we have in the house to keep me from unnecessary eating out.

I've started working out after school with a coworker. I'm usually a solitary person in my off time, but it is fun to work out with someone else for a change. There really is less chance that I will cancel.

this and that

October 11th, 2013 at 09:49 am

I will pick up some beverages for a house warming party at a friend's house Saturday, but beyond that, spending should be minimal. I'll fill up my tank, for about $30, and catch up on work at home. The groceries for the week have already been purchased.

I also need to go through my gift stash and see what I have already picked up for people for the holidays. Overall, if things go as planned, a cheap weekend. I have Monday off as well, I'm grateful for the day of rest!

My savings is much lower than I am comfortable with, but we have a lot going on right now. We are paying the credit card balance from last month's purchases (before I got my first paycheck), and school expenses that have cropped up: chorus, band, and supplies for my own classroom. Time to reign it all in and just make do with what is left. Once I pay off the credit card bill my extra money will go back to savings. Just in time for Christmas! I'm not going over budget.

Hot weekend anticipated

October 5th, 2013 at 11:50 am

It may get up to 90 here, woohoo! I am all for extending summer weather, the winters are long enough.

Today I meet up with my supervisor to visit some clients that I will be working with. I need this experience for the professional license I am working towards, really no way around it. It's only 6 hours a week, manageable since it will benefit the family in the long run, in the form of better career options for me in the future. It will also bring in an extra $130 a week. That will be auto deposited into an out of area credit union, to just build up as savings.

Later this evening the family will be heading to an Octoberfest. Free entrance, you just pay for rides and food as you want to. So I will probably give the kids a set amount of money each so that they can feed and entertain themselves. That way it stays within budget.

Sunday we don't have anything scheduled. We typically like to get ready for the upcoming week, chill out around the house, and cook. Sunday is the day we cook a meal that typically takes more time than we can give during the week. It's a relaxing way to spend the day.