|Same spot, new picture-ignore the pumpkin still on my porch step.|
- In paying the last Show Choir fee, which I thought was going to be $125-minus $45 for fundraisers, discovered we had a $28.40 credit from last year (not sure what for), and a $10 fundraiser credit I didn't know would go in her account, so only had to pay $41.60.
- I have a $30 lesson credit for DD's violin due to her teacher missing last week. She had a chance to play in the pit for a theater production. While I know a lesson was missed, I think having 3 or even 2 formal lessons a month is probably adequate anyway at this stage.
- My treat tray for my work colleagues as opposed to spending the time, and the money on individual gift bags, was a hit. I set the tray out at 1:00, and by 4:00, there was little more than a few cookies crumbs and a slice or two of pumpkin bread left.
- Received my free LL Bean water bottle with my $10 coupon, free shipping, no minimum purchase. I do order from LL Bean from time to time as their flannels and women's tee's are very good quality and value, so I didn't feel guilty. This will be a gift for DS, who will have limited space to bring gifts back, but can tuck this in his back pack side pocket and fill once through security.
- Stopped and got Taco Bell on route home yesterday from work. I needed to get back on line, and I just got a craving for junk food. I was sorry after eating it, and sorrier this morning. $4.29 of needless expense, not counting the Tums.
- We ran out of dog food and some personal care needs, and had to purchase at the grocery store, full price, due to lack of planning.
- Concert tickets for today's show, plus the Show Choir preview all had to be bought this week for $80 out of pocket, plus another $4 for orchestra (DH wasn't able to get off work) concert for me. Some will get reimbursed as we picked up for a couple others, but still cash flow.
- DH was let loose in the grocery store. Forget staying under $400 as I have only $53 left in the budget, and 13 more days to go. It won't happen. He did but a tasty vegetable lasagna for $7.00 That we got two meals out of though. My new goal is to come in under $450. Considering this was to include all Christmas foods, plus the extra two adults, I was probably unrealistic.