Our financial week has been a bit like this picture of Dylan. Drowning, but happy about it. Where have I been, you may be asking? I don’t know. Summer vacation has not afforded me with the hours of leisure time that I predicted. Until now. J has taken the kids to the Y, so I am finally going to catch up by blogging like a fiend this AM.
This week we budgeted $160. I will post some receipts and an admission. We deviated from the cash budget horribly. I don’t know where it all went. The post vacation shopping and gas spending just went awry and I had a couple of coupon meltdowns and it was my birthday. Here’s the tally, but if you try to do the math, you will come out as confused as I am.
+13 from last week
-$4 @ CVS: Newspaper and bag Pampers
-$25 Y membership for one month: best money we have EVER spent.
-$20 cash for J and Addie to buy birthday stuff for me
-$3.80 @ Harris Teeter Milk and Garlic
-$5 @Farmers Market: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Beans
-$24 @HT pre-birthday shopping
-$40 @ gas station
-$41 @Harris Teeter for Super Doubles Trip
-Rest of money and then some. I lost the other Harris Teeter receipt. Due to the beastly cash system, I have no idea how much it was, but all the cash is gone.
While the Y membership is awesome, we have used lots of gas in the to and fro, so that was something I did not account for.
So we are starting out week 8 with no money left from week 7 and I am going to have to do some finagling because my plan of spending less each week with the idea of saving some for our vacation is not happening.
Week 8 will involve buying three birthday presents (niece, niece, brother) and a date for me and J for my birthday. But we are alive. The account is not empty and really no emergencies have struck. Hooray!