Saturday, June 19, 2010

Under $400

It seems to me that the harder I try to not spend money the less motivated I get to work on projects around the house. Perhaps it a combination of not spending money and the temperature being over 100 or maybe it is just that I don't have any urgent projects at the moment. My living arrangements are working out pretty well right now. Not perfect but comfortable.

I am doing very well on not going over my budget of $400 in June. Only a week and a half to go. $400 is the amount of variable expenses in my budget like gas and food. The others are fixed expenses and I can't do much about them unless I start cutting phone and internet service. If I am successful this will be the first month this year that I wasn't over budget. Sure, Jan. Feb. and Mar. were busy with my mobile home renovations and I did have separate money for that but it seems like once I start buying I go over budget in other budget categories as well. This is especially true for the grocery budget. The busier I am the less time I have to plan meals and cook. My food budget doubled during those months. Now I need to stay within budget for the next few months. Six more months will do nicely. Even better if I can get under-budget as I still owe myself around $300 from previous months.

So today the dogs woke me up at 5am. I fed them and tried in vain to get them to go back to sleep. Then I went to the RV and took a nice nap (How can I ever sell the RV? Where will I take my naps?). I had lunch, vacuumed the RV, colored my hair (I know I've waited too long to color my hair when co-workers comment on it being 'multi-colored'), sorted the mail, did some cooking and watched TV online. I can't say much progress was made but my normal chores got done.

5 comments:

Lizzie said...

Sounds like good weekend. Not wasted but not too pressured either. I like the idea that the cat needs her own room. Your animals are not spoilt in any way!

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

If it was that hot here, I would spend all of my money on ice cream and popsicles.

Daizy said...

Lizzie, princess kitty certainly deserves the finest things. It is also for my sanity too since I don't think the mixing of my cat and dogs will be a pleasant and quiet affair. I need my sleep!

Daizy said...

Over the cubicle, sherbet and Squirt soda is my summer drink of choice. Luckily sherbet is pretty cheap compared to ice cream. Popsicles always made me nervous. Too much dripping and will they or won't they fall off the stick...I can't take the risk! :P

Daizy said...

Over the cubicle, sherbet and Squirt soda is my summer drink of choice. Luckily sherbet is pretty cheap compared to ice cream. Popsicles always made me nervous. Too much dripping and will they or won't they fall off the stick...I can't take the risk! :P