Books image via Sayurta on Wikimedia Commons
Honeycrisp apples $2.49
Yogurts (seven of them) $2.73
Milk chocolate $1.99
Penne pasta $0.89
Instant oatmeal $1.49
Maple cookies $1.99
Soup (3 cans) $3.87
Strawberries (2 boxes) $5.38
1% Milk, 1/2 gallon $1.59
The secret to ALDI is to get there before everyone gets out of church. This means getting up earlier on Sundays. Slight drag, but I don’t plan on going to church on Sunday mornings anytime soon (I go on Wednesdays, when the crowds are tolerable), I best make the most of it.
12/03 KROGER GAS
Gasoline 10.876 gal @ $3.10/gal = $33.81
Damn, gas went up again, didn’t it? And thank goodness I bought it before the storm of the century hit town. Heavens.
Fine on overdue DVD set $2.00
Not so lucky. Overdue fines suck. I think in the future, I will go back to putting due dates in my phone. I did that a couple times and felt a little nerdy, so I didn’t do it this time. Nicely done, as you can see. Really made forgetting a viable option.
As for my entertainment now…I had planned on going to see my friend’s college presentations. As it is, they cancelled work today (and they NEVER cancel work, so this was a big deal) and the campus is closed, so there’s really nothing left to do except update this blog (which is long overdue, sorry!) and wait for the sheets of ice outside to melt. Since I am now single, I have been going to the gym on Saturday afternoons (which is a great way to spend the time, physically. But visually, it is also fun to watch young, testosterone-filled men as they sculpt themselves. Also, I enjoy giggling when they try to lift too much weight to prove a point and make horrible guttural grunting noises.), but the ice on the roads really isn’t beckoning me. I will try making it to the apartment’s weight room tomorrow instead. The wind chills are in the single digits, after all!
iPad Case $37.88
Sadly, this isn’t all that I’ve bought recently. But, I do want to separate my November stuff from December. I should also note that my new iPad is the best thing ever. It runs all the apps right, I can actually view what I need to, and omg. I love it. Best investment of money ever.
Which reminds me. Where is my receipt for the case I bought for it?
11/16 VET’S OFFICE
Rabies shot for pet cat $14.00
Feline leukemia annual $12.00
FVRCPC annual $15.00
Office visit $15
TOTAL $56 (paid cash)
11/19 KROGER GAS
Gas 7.213 gal @ $2.95/gal = $21.34
11/21 WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
11/22 WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
OTC Cold and Flu Daytime meds $3.97
Greek yogurt 4-pack $3.78
Soup, 3 containers $5.97 (3 @ $1.98/each)
Simply Lemonade $2.50
Peppermint tea $0.98
Healthy Choice steamer dinner $2.58
Healthy Choice frozen dinner $1.98
Bertolli frozen meal $3.27
Whataburger Jr Meal $4.04
Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display $499
TOTAL $540.17 (paid with credit card, but have that exact amount ready to be transferred from checking account, saved from bonuses from work over the past year)
Sorry, everyone. This has been a trying past couple of weeks for various work-related and personal reasons. I am also getting over a cold, hence all those Kleenex purchases.
But hey! My new iPad will show up next week, and then, I can make proper reservations at the store to get my data all nice and transferred over so that I can give my old iPad to my father. That makes this week’s spending total $671.57. Well, this post’s. Not this week’s.
Also, while I spent the money, I would like to point out that I had this expense covered completely. While it will make this month’s spending total artificially high, the truth is, it didn’t hurt my budget at all. It will only hurt my time budget if it takes forever at the store.
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11/6 WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
Gum (Juicy Fruit, sugar free) $5.98
Extra gum (bubble gum flavor) $0.96
TOTAL $7.51 (paid with debit card)
11/8 WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
Italian loaf of bread $1.68 (does it speak Italian? No. But it tastes good.)
Pumpkin bread/cake $3.48
SUBTOTAL/TOTAL $5.16 (paid with debit card)
11/8 WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
Ice cream $1.00
11/9 RESTAURANT IN TOWN
My donation to the dinner-eating cause $20
Febreze car clip $2.99 – $1.00 Manufacturer’s coupon = $1.99
Baby carrots $1.69
Bertolli dinner $6.00 (2 @ $3.00/each = $6)
Simply Apple apple juice $3.00 (instead of $3.59)
Greek yogurt 4-pack $3.49
Target-brand tampons $4.99
Always sanitary napkins $5.49 – $1.00 manufacturer’s coupon = $4.49
Tampax pearl lite tampons $6.99 – $1.00 manufacturer’s coupon = $5.99
Always sanitary napkins $6.99 – $0.50 manufacturer’s coupon = $6.49
Herbal Essence conditioner $2.99 – $2.99 (Target promo: Buy two Tampax/Always products at $6.99/each, get a free shampoo or conditioner) = $FREE
-$0.05 for using reusable shopping bag
-REDCARD SAVINGS $2.45
Man. I hate buying stuff that I need. Did you notice the same thing I did: that half of my total money spent at Target was on girl products? This set’s total was $96.52. Ouch. Next time will probably be worse, though…
Granted, if I scroll back, I can find that the last time I bought girl products was back in May. So quite simply, once every six months or so is not bad. So I really need to quit whining and be aware of how spread out that kind of spending really is. I’m breaking the bank worse by succumbing to temptation and spending money at the Neighborhood Market Walmart near work.
But the muffins and bakery things are so tempting! And I was having a stressful workday on Friday, so the Ben and Jerry’s Double Fudge Brownie ice cream was a serious need! (LOL, I sound like a classic, female, emotional stereotype right now, don’t I?)
And speaking of cats who show up in pictures, I need to take my cat to the vet. She will probably cost at least $200 for the vet visit (shots, etc. and her teeth need to be cleaned), but that’s the kind of spending I don’t mind because I love my cat.
…but only because the cat food is bought in bulk for two months at a time.
Navel oranges $3.19
Gummy bears $0.99
Cinnamon rolls $2.89
Snack crackers $1.79
1% Milk, 1/2 Gallon $1.79
Mini bagels $1.99
Cat treats $1.79 (usually $2.99, so this was a deal)
Cat treats $1.79
Senior cat food $3.99
Prescription cat food $39.39
TOTAL $58.41 (paid with credit card)
As you can see, I was productive today. I wish I got to eat kibble for food! Because long term, $50 for food every two months is cheap…
Otherwise, I attended another wedding last night, and I am crazy exhausted. I will head to the library here in a bit for a few good books, but beyond that, I may not do much.
I would like to head out to the gym, though. I think that would be a good effort.
10/30 KROGER GAS
Gasoline 8.15 gal @ $2.89/gal = $23.63
Badass jacket $49.95-$20.00 = $29.95
Dress shirt $19.95
10/30 WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
Sliced loaf flavored sweet bread $3.24
Burrito bowl $3.00
Chipotle food? Usually quite expensive. But not today! Today the food bill proceeds are going to charity! (Here’s another blogger’s summary of the cause.) Either way, when I went after work, it seemed to just be full of the usual suspects: high school kids.
Anyways, that jacket was an excellent way to spend money. I have been waiting for weeks and weeks and weeks and months for H&M to put out another faux leather jacket that I could feel comfortable wearing. The other jacket I have from them lasted me 5 years. If I can make the next one last even half as long, life is gonna be good.
And the best part? It’s not even real!
Otherwise, happy Halloween to all you, I am starving (haven’t eaten my Chipotle yet…).