Spending Recap 7/9-7/15Posted: July 16, 2012
Monday no spend day
Tuesday $4 milk
Wednesday no spend day
Thursday no spend day
Friday $25 Taco Bell/movies (b), $25 bookstore (p)
Saturday $270 groceries/farmers market (semi budgeted)
Sunday $180 (b) Wal-Mart/Big lots/Amazon, $32 gas (b)
I’m okay with how much I spent on groceries this past week because of a few reasons. We’ve been going through a lot of bottled water lately–more than I want to for a few reasons. But as we haven’t bought soda for the house in a few months (I haven’t drank any at all but my fiance still does when we go out to eat), it is one of the few things I drink now. And the tap water doesn’t taste right. So we bought a filter for our facet this Saturday and saved a lot of the plastic bottles. Eventually, I want to put a pitcher in our fridge but we don’t have the room for it. I get by with the water bottles because I can turn them on their sides. The water filter will pay for itself in a month.
The other reason we spent so much is my fiance is now trying to eat healthier. He’s more picky than I am at fruits and veggies, so we are trying a few things out for him. I actually got him to eat a piece of mushroom yesterday! He apparently doesn’t mind the taste of baby portabella mushrooms–not a huge fan but he’ll it them. And of course, it seemed like we ran out of everything–charcoal, mouthwash, bug spray and sunblock lotion.
The only other thing of real note that happened was my kitchen ceiling broke finally and fell. Not all of it but a good chunk of it. No one was hurt and nothing was broken thankfully. I spoke to the landlord’s wife on Tuesday when I first noticed the crack in it was getting worse. They were “too busy” to come out this last week so I’ll be calling on Monday. My AC is now working over time because most of it goes up into the hole. I’d turn it off but my house gets too hot if I do that. I hope it cools down soon.
A lot of the money spent on Sunday (okay not a lot but a third?) was spent on cleaning supplies and a new swiffer mop. It was to clean up the mess in the kitchen–the dirt from the ceiling almost stained my rug in there and it ruined my old mop. Couldn’t get it cleaned after we used it to get up all of the nasty dirt. We also purchased Insanity and a rug–the rug is going to be our workout mat. A much better choice than the workout mat as we can keep the rug in our living room.
How’d your weekend go?